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Postgraduate Certificate in Arts

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma

Duration

6 months

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024

Campus

University of Canterbury

Summary

Like most general Arts qualifications, there is a wide range of subject choice available at UC, with more than 30 subjects on offer – from Anthropology to Te Reo M?ori. The great thing about the Postgraduate Certificate in Arts is that this qualification can be:

completed in a relatively short period of time (6 months full-time study or 1 year part-time)
studied part-time, which is ideal for those wishing to undertake professional development or to expand their disciplinary knowledge in a relevant field whilst working or supporting other commitments.

PGCertArts students will be introduced to sophisticated subject matter and develop skills in the critical evaluation of academic literature in their discipline or area of specialisation. They will also foster high-level skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.

Subjects and courses

The certificate requires 60 points at 400-level in one of the following subjects.


Note: you may substitute PACE495 Professional and Community Engagement Internship or DIGI403 Digital Project for 30 points in the Certificate, subject to approval. Relevance of the internship or project to the course of study will be assessed.

Contact Te Kaupeka Toi Tangata | Faculty of Arts for information about these subject areas:

Anthropology
Art History
Art Theory
Chinese
Cinema Studies (as an English major)
Classics
Cultural Studies
Economics
Education
English
European Studies
French
Geography
German
History

Human Services
Japanese
Linguistics
M?ori and Indigenous Studies
Mathematics
Media and Communication
Music
Philosophy
Political Science and International Relations
Psychology
Russian
Sociology
Spanish
Statistics
Te Reo M?ori

Further study

UC offers a Master of Arts, and a research-based Master of Arts (Thesis) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in your chosen subject.

With approval, you may transfer completed courses passed with a B Grade Point Average or higher for the Postgraduate Certificate in Arts to:

Postgraduate Diploma in Arts
Bachelor of Arts with Honours
an Arts master's degree.

  • Note: this is provided the courses fall within the time limits for the higher award.

Careers:

Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

Entry criteria

A Bachelor of Arts or equivalent degree, with grades to a specified level in your intended subject, is required for the PGCertArts.

Applicants must also satisfy our English language entry requirements:

IELTS (Academic): An average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking.
TOEFL (IBT): Total minimum score of 90, minimum score of 19 in reading, writing and listening.
PTE (Pearson Test of English - Academic): PTE with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50.

Applications after the deadline date (8 December) will be considered if places are available.

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