UniversityUniversity of Auckland
This course is available
Level of Study
Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma
Next start date
Expected Jul 2023
University of Auckland
The PGDipArts is an alternative to the Bachelor of Arts (Honours). This programme might be for you if you want to undertake advanced study without writing a dissertation, if honours degrees aren’t recognised in your country.
You can use a completed PGDipArts with a GPA of 5.0 or higher as an possible qualification for the one-year Master of Arts.
Philosophy examines fundamental questions about human nature and our place in the world.
Philosophy uses reason to understand what we can know, what we ought to do, and what we might hope for. We also explore whether we can have knowledge about values and reality.
Where can Philosophy take you?
Studying Philosophy can develop your reasoning skills and your ability to analyse and critique arguments.
Philosophy graduates have gone on to a wide range of careers, including business, government, information technology, education and research.
Advanced taught courses in one subject chosen from the Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
You may be able to include a dissertation
You may be able to include up to 30 points from other subjects
One year full-time
Where could this programme take you?
The PGDipArts can enhance your career potential by sharpening your transferable skills and specialist knowledge. You can take the abilities you have honed through your study into many different roles. Our graduates combine their specialist knowledge with advanced communication, research and analytical skills in a wide range of careers.
Further study options
Taught 120 points
You need to have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution) in a similar discipline to your intended subject. You will require a GPE of 3.5.
IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and 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.