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.
Theological and Religious Studies:
Religion is complex, always changing, and is key to understanding how people think and act both locally and globally.
You can gain specific insight into particular religions, and develop a broader knowledge of religion as a whole. You can also look at how historical, social, political and cultural trends are shaped by religion today.
Not all students who study theology and religion are religious themselves; all you need is an inquiring mind and a passion to learn more about the impact and significance of religion in the world around us.
Where can Theological and Religious Studies take you?
Understanding religious issues from a range of perspectives and engaging with them in a sophisticated and nuanced way equips you to operate globally.
The multi-disciplinary nature of this programme means that you will graduate with investigative, interpretative and critical skills that are also applicable to other fields of activity in which flexible thought, adaptability and multi-disciplinary engagement are required.
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.