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Diploma in Postgraduate Preparation - Pre Masters

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Master's Degree

Duration

8 months

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024

Campus

Hamilton Campus

Summary

The DipPP is an 8-month level 7 Diploma preparing international students for postgrad at Waikato Management School, a Triple-Crown accredited business school, the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, the School of Health, or the Faculty of Law.

Why study a DipPP?

The DipPP provides international students, who either do not have the equivalent of a New Zealand bachelor's degree or do not meet the requirements for direct entry, with an alternative pathway into the following postgraduate qualifications offered by the University of Waikato: Master of Applied Finance (MAppFin)

Master of Business and Management (MBM)

Master of Digital Business (MDigiBus)

Master of Legal Studies (MLS)*

Master of Management (Supply Chain Management) (MMgmt)

Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcct)

Master of Information Technology (MInfoTech)*

Master of Nursing Practice (MNursPrac)*

Delivered by University of Waikato College, the programme teaches the English language, academic literacies, and personal and professional skills students need to succeed with postgraduate studies at a New Zealand university.

Once successfully completed, students will gain entry to one of the above Master degrees giving them the opportunity to study at Waikato Management School, a Triple-Crown accredited business school in New Zealand (ranked in the top 1% worldwide), the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, the School of Health, or the Faculty of Law.

* Progression to the Master of Information Technology (240 points) requires a minimum GPA of 4.5. Progression to the Master of Legal Studies requires an overall B grade average or higher. Progression to the Master of Nursing Practice requires an overall B grade average or higher. Additional pre-requisites for admission apply.

Entry criteria

  • The equivalent of 2 years' full time successful tertiary study and
  • A qualification equivalent of Level 6 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF)

English Language Requirements

  • an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any band) or equivalent.
  • a TOEFL iBT (Internet Based TOEFL) score of 80 with a Writing score of 21, or
  • a TOEFL iBT Home Edition overall score of 80 with a writing score of 21, or
  • a B grade or better at Level 7 in the Certificate of Attainment in Academic English, or
  • a PTE Academic overall score of 46 with no band less than 36, or
  • a Language-Cert International ESOL (LRWS) B2 Communicator with 33-37 score per skill, or
  • awarded a New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 4), or
  • a Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE) II with distinction in all four components, or
  • a B2 (formally known as Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)) with an overall
  • score of 169 and no bands below 162, or
  • a C2 Proficiency (formally known as Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)) with an overall score of 169 and no bands below 162, or
  • a Michigan English Test (formally known as Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)) minimum score of 54.

All other evidence is considered on a case by case basis.

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