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Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Technology (Zoology)

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected

Summary

Specialise in Zoology for your Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Technology at Massey

Massey University’s Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Technology (Zoology) gives you the opportunity to join the pathway to in-depth research at a master's level. The qualification consists of 90 credits of taught courses and 30 credits of research.

The qualification gives you the opportunity to show your analytical thinking and high-level research capability.

Take advantage of our expertise

You will be able to take advantage of Massey’s expertise in animal-related disciplines. We have a wide and relevant group of expertise within the university:

zoology

veterinary science

ecology

wildlife health

conservation biology

agriculture

physiology

animal science

environmental management and social sciences.

You will learn from, and research with, highly-skilled, internationally-recognised and active researchers in these fields, with a huge depth of knowledge and experience. Whatever focus you’d like to have in your postgraduate study and research, there is likely to be an expert at Massey who can help you dig deeper into your area of interest.

Further study

If you complete the qualification at a satisfactory level you may be able to proceed to the Master of Science (Zoology). If so, credits you have gained through this qualification may be credited to the master's qualification.

A Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Technology in Zoology is a good fit if you:

have an undergraduate science degree

are interested in postgraduate zoology study, but do not have a research background

would like to undertake a predominantly taught postgraduate qualification.

Entry criteria

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Specific requirements

To enter the Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Technology (Zoology) you will have been awarded or qualified for:

a Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, with a major in the intended postgraduate subject, or equivalent, with a minimum B- average in the majoring 300-level courses, or

a postgraduate certificate that includes 30 credits of courses from the schedule to the Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Technology, or equivalent.

You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

International English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS - 6.5 overall and minimum 6.0 in each band
  • TOEFL iBT – Overall score 90, minimum 20 in Writing
  • Cambridge English - C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 176. No less than 169 in each skill.
  • NCEL - Level 5
  • PTE - 58 overall and minimum 50 in each communicative skills
  • LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill or C2 Mastery IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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