UniversityUniversity of Auckland
This course is available
Level of Study
Graduate Certificate or Diploma
Next start date
Expected Jul 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.
Sociology explores topical social issues and seeks to understand the modern world.
Sociology pays special attention to questions of power and social justice. It places particular emphasis on theory, research methods and social policy.
By studying Sociology you can examine and analyse different aspects of modern society such as:
Gender and sexuality
Health and illness
The social construction of knowledge
Where can Sociology take you?
Sociology develops analytical and research skills. Sociology graduates have careers in policy analysis, central and local government, the media and journalism, social and health research, business, marketing and union advocacy.
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.