UniversityUniversity of Auckland
This course is available
Level of Study
Graduate Certificate or Diploma
Next start date
Expected Jan 2023
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 prepare 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.
If you're planning to qualify for postgraduate study, you should carefully check the possible requirements for the programme you're hoping to enter.
Studying Japanese gives you a broad knowledge of the language, culture and literature of Japan.
You can combine language learning with Japan-related courses in culture and society, history, linguistics, literature and religion.
Language proficiency and cultural awareness are intimately connected, so with a background in Japanese you can develop an in-depth understanding of Japanese culture.
Where can Japanese take you?
New Zealand and Japan enjoy significant trade and cultural ties. With a background in Japanese you can acquire an in-depth understanding of Japanese culture. You can develop the skills and knowledge needed to bridge cultural gaps and work in social and business environments.
Graduates in Japanese have careers in international organisations, NGOs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and other areas of government. You might also work for a multinational company or a New Zealand company in Asia, or within New Zealand's Asian communities.
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.