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Foundation Certificate in Advanced Academic English

Overview

Gain the English language and study skills you need for successful postgraduate study.

  • Level

  • Sub degree, NZQF Level 4
  • Campus

  • Auckland, Manawatū
  • Credits

  • 72
  • Duration

  • 16 week(s) full-time. Available part-time.
  • International

  • Available for international students studying in NZ
  • Other

  • Provides a direct entry English pathway into postgraduate study.

Why enrol in DEEP Advanced?

If you do not meet the English language requirements for admission to selected entry or postgraduate study at Massey University,you should apply to enrol  in the Direct Entry English Pathway - Advanced (DEEP Advanced).

Successful completion of this 16-week programme will give you the Foundation Certificate in Advanced Academic English and direct entry into selected entry and postgraduate study where the English language requirement  is equivalent to IELTS 6.5.

DEEP Advanced provides you with the academic English and study skills necessary for success in your next programme of study. Successful completion of the qualification means that you do not need to sit an external English test at the end of the course.

International students

New Zealand is a great place to study. Massey University’s reputation is supported by our international rankings, accreditations and associations. We are rated five star plus by the QS World University Rankings.

Massey University has small class sizes, and our lecturers and staff are friendly and approachable.

As an international student, there are entry requirements that will apply to you. We recommend that you apply at least three months before your anticipated start date so your application can be processed in time. There are additional steps you will need to take. These include obtaining a visa and travel bookings if your study is to be in New Zealand.

Entry requirements

University admission

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Programme admission

Required

To enter the Foundation Certificate in Advanced Academic English:

New Zealand citizens and permanent residents

You will have:

  • been awarded or qualified for an undergraduate degree
  • gained academic admission to your next programme of study; and
  • achieved a minimum 5.5 IELTS in each band or equivalent.

International students

You will have:

  • received a conditional offer for your next programme of study (conditional on English language proficiency only), and
  • achieved a minimum 5.5 IELTS in each band or equivalent.

Prior learning, credit and exemptions

For information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions:

Courses and planning

Credit summary

72 credits

Compulsory courses

 

See the Courses for this programme section for schedules of courses and the Regulations for more details.

Courses for this programme

192030 Advanced Academic Reading and Writing I 18
192031 Advanced Academic Language Skills and Conventions I 18
192032 Advanced Academic Reading and Writing II 18
192033 Advanced Academic Language Skills and Conventions II 18

Planning your programme

Planning overview

The Foundation Certificate in Advanced Academic English (DEEP Advanced) is comprised of four courses designed to develop the academic reading, writing and language skills necessary for successful selected entry or postgraduate study. You can study at the Albany or Manawatu campus or online.

Successful completion of DEEP Advanced requires passes in all courses (see Courses for this programme). Completion of the certificate will satisfy the literacy requirements for admission into your selected entry or postgraduate programme.

Fees and scholarships

Fees and finance

Fees, student loans and free fees scheme

Your tuition fees may be different depending on the courses you choose. Your exact fees will show once you have chosen your courses.

There will also be some compulsory non-tuition fees and for some courses, there may also be charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

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.

Student loans (StudyLink) and Fees Free scheme

You may be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

The New Zealand Government offers fees-free tertiary study for eligible domestic students. Find out more about the scheme and your eligibility on the Fees Free website. To use the site's eligibility checking tool, you will need your National Student Number.

Current and returning Massey students will find their National Student Number on their student homepage.


A good fit if you:

  • have a relevant university entrance qualification
  • do not meet the English language or literacy admission requirements for selected undergraduate or postgraduate study.

Accreditations and rankings

QS 5 star plus rating 2019

Massey has a 5+ star rating in the QS World University Rankings 2019.


QS 5 stars rating for Online 2019

Massey has a 5 stars rating for Online in the QS World University Rankings.


Key information for students

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Regulations

Review this important information before you apply for this programme. This gives you full details of the rules and regulations about what you need to study and what you must achieve in order to graduate with this qualification. That includes structure, courses and requirements. These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the below.

Undergraduate programmes

General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates.

Regulations for this programme

Applying and enrolling

Applying for the programme

Check you are ready

If you are ready to apply, have a look at our application checklist. It will help you get prepared with what you need. Please also check the entry requirements carefully before you apply.

Choose your programme and click on Apply now

You will apply for the programme using the Apply now button on this page. You’ll also choose your specialisation (major, subject or endorsement) if applicable.

Some programmes have additional requirements such as the submission of a portfolio or CV. Click on Apply now and you will be able to submit those documents as part of the application process.

Receive and accept an Admission Offer of Place

You will receive an Admission Offer of Place when you have been accepted into the programme. You need to accept this before you can enrol in your courses. International students also need to pay their fees at this point.

Enrolling in courses

You’ll then get access to your own student homepage (also known as the student portal). This is where you can enrol in courses. Any updates on your application or enrolments will also be on your student homepage. Make sure you check this regularly.

When you choose courses, ensure you check for any requirements that apply including:

  • prerequisites (courses you have to do before the one you are enrolling in)
  • corequisites (courses you have to do at the same time as the one you are enrolling in)
  • restrictions (courses that you cannot enrol in if you are completing or have completed another identified similar course)
  • location – for instance some distance-based courses still have an on-campus element, so double check that the way the course is taught is suitable for your situation.

Each of our courses has its own webpage where you can find this information. You can use our course search to find course pages.

More information on courses is in the ‘Courses for this programme’ section on this page.

You can find information on application due dates and semester dates on the key dates page.

We look forward to welcoming you to Massey!

If you have any questions, contact us through the Enquire button on this page.

What are courses and credits?

What are courses and credits?

Each Massey programme is made up of courses (in some tertiary institutions they are called ‘papers’).

You will have some compulsory courses and some you can choose from.

Each course is worth a certain amount of credits (often 15 credits, but this does vary). You must gain a set number of credits to be able to graduate from this programme.

There may also be some rules about which courses you need to pass to progress to the next year, or stage, of your study (known as progression). There are also courses you must pass to graduate with a specialisation.

  • See the ‘Courses for this programme’ section for the list of courses.
  • Courses search

Understanding course numbers

The first three digits of our course numbers show you which subject the course is about.

The second three digits show you the level and course ID number. For instance:

  • sub-degree courses are '0' (i.e. xxx.0xx)
  • undergraduate study begins at 100-level, (i.e. xxx.1xx)
  • as you progress through 200- and 300-level courses this number changes to 2 and 3 respectively. The higher the number that starts the second three digits, the higher the level of study.
1 6 2 . 3   0 1
Subject area   Level   Course ID number

Workload and time management

Use this tool to help determine how much time you will need each week to complete your studies.

Estimate workload

Returning students

For returning students, there may be changes to the majors and minors available and the courses you need to take. Go to the section called ‘Transitional Provisions’ in the Regulations to find out more.

In some cases the programme or specialisation you enrolled in may no longer be taking new enrolments, so may not appear on these web pages. To find information on the regulations for these programmes go to the Massey University Calendar.

Please contact us through the Enquire button on this page if you have any questions.

Scholarships and awards

There are a number of scholarships available for new and current students. They could relate to your situation, achievement or interest.

Find and apply for scholarships

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