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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024

Campus

University of Canterbury

Summary

This Postgraduate Diploma is ideal for graduates wishing to undertake advanced study in a humanities or social science specialisation.

A graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts will have an advanced level of knowledge in one discipline or area of specialisation cultivated over a full year of study or equivalent. During this time they will have developed such skills as:

the ability to analyse and evaluate academic literature in that area
the ability to synthesise information and communicate their findings in both oral and written form
self-directed learning and intellectual independence.

Subjects and courses

The Diploma requires 120 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 Postgraduate 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
Digital Humanities
Economics
Education
English
European Studies
French
Geography
German
History

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

Further study

Postgraduate Diploma in Arts graduates are well positioned to continue their studies. 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 or higher for the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts to:

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

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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