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Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Technology

Key facts

  • Available at Auckland
  • Available at Manawatū
  • Available at Wellington
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Not all listed subject course options are on offer every year
  • Can be completed one year full-time or completed part-time
  • Availability for international students varies. Refer to the major / endorsement web pages for details.
  • Some courses are offered in block mode. Some distance courses contain compulsory contact workshops.

Pathway to master’s

A postgraduate diploma is the stepping stone to a research-based qualification such as a master’s degree.

What is it like?

Find out more about entry requirements, fees and courses in the planning section.

The Postgraduate Diploma allows students to complete courses at 700 level in a specific area. Students may have the opportunity of proceeding to a master’s programme on completion of the Postgraduate Diploma, dependent upon achievement and in consultation with the relevant Postgraduate Director or Academic Dean.

Majors or endorsements

A good fit if you:

  • Have an undergraduate science degree, or are near completion (one or two courses to go)
  • Are interested in postgraduate study, but do not have a research background, or
  • Would like to undertake a predominantly taught postgraduate programme

Careers

Earn more

A 2017 Ministry of Education publication The post-study earnings and destinations of young domestic graduates, found that in New Zealand earnings and employment rates increase with the level of qualification completed.

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