UniversityUniversity of Auckland
This course is available
Level of Study
Graduate Certificate or Diploma
Next start date
Expected Feb 2024
University of Auckland
This flexible diploma is a way for you to take Arts courses if you have already completed a degree, and a useful pathway to postgraduate study.
If you already have a degree and want to take Arts courses, this flexible diploma might just be for you.
You could use the diploma to qualify for postgraduate study by taking courses in the subject of your choice at intermediate and advanced undergraduate level.
It is also a way that you can study a specific subject to complement your existing qualifications and further your personal or professional development.
This programme consists of 120 points from Arts courses.
At least 75 points (five courses) must be at Stage III or above.
60 points must be from one of the available majors (subjects), including 45 points at Stage III for that major.
The programme is equivalent to two semesters of full-time study and must be completed within four years.
Postgraduate courses can be included.
You might be able to include a dissertation.
If you're planning to qualify for postgraduate study, you should carefully check the entry requirements for the programme you're hoping to enter.
Please see the University of Auckland Calendar Regulations for the Graduate Diploma in Arts
Enrolling in your courses
If you're completing a GradDipArts, we will usually waive the prerequisites for your courses (excluding most languages and some other specialised courses). If you need the prerequisites for your courses to be waived you should apply for an enrolment concession.
Applying for an enrolment concession
You'll also need to meet other requirements, including time limits and total points limits. See Postgraduate enrolment.
Where could this programme take you?
You can supplement your undergraduate degree with the courses you need to follow a specific career path or enhance your professional development. If you're looking to step up into one of our postgraduate programmes, the graduate diploma is a useful way for you to get there.
Further study options
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Master of Arts
Master of Heritage Conservation
Master of Conflict and Terrorism Studies
Master of Indigenous Studies
Master of Public Policy
You must have completed a bachelors degree in any discipline from a recognised university (or similar institution).
English language requirements
IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.