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Postgraduate Certificate in Arts

Key facts

  • Available at Auckland
  • Available at Manawatū
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Up to 2 years

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Details you need to know about the structure, courses and requirements for this programme.

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Entry requirements

Full details can be viewed on the ‘regulations’ button.

You will have completed a Bachelor of Arts degree (or equivalent) with a major in the intended postgraduate subject.


For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.


Students enrolled in the Postgraduate Certificate in Arts who have completed at least 15 credits of 157 or 159 prefix (or other approved Geographic Information Systems) courses prior to 1 January 2019 may substitute these for courses included in the Geospatial Science subject courses listing.  The transition provisions expire 31 December 2020.

Planning your programme

The PGCertArts is only available without endorsement.  Students select 60 credits of taught courses from a single subject area.

Please refer to the ‘regulations’ button for a full list of all courses available in this programme.

Postgraduate Certificate in Arts structure

Time Limits

The Postgraduate Certificate in Arts is to be completed within two years.

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates

How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

Already know which courses you're going to choose?

If you already know which courses you are going to take, you can use our Fees calculator to get an estimate of your fees.

Financial assistance

You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

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