Certificate in Science

Study Discipline: Science & Mathematics
Study Programme Details
Country: New Zealand
Admission Sessions:Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type



6 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

The Certificate in Science (CertSc) at UC offers a flexible pathway for those interested in exploring the wonders of science without committing to a full-time degree. Whether you’re eager to dive into the world of astronomy, delve into environmental science, or unravel the mysteries of psychology, this program caters to a diverse range of scientific interests. Whether you’re pursuing academic curiosity or seeking to enhance your career prospects, the CertSc provides an accessible and engaging learning experience.


Embark on a journey of scientific discovery with the Certificate in Science (CertSc) at UC. This program empowers students to explore their passion for science through a curated selection of courses spanning various disciplines. From astronomy to medicinal chemistry, students have the opportunity to tailor their studies to align with their interests and career aspirations. With the flexibility to study full-time for one semester or part-time for up to six years, the CertSc accommodates diverse learning needs. Furthermore, credits earned from this certificate can be transferred to relevant degrees, offering a seamless pathway to further education.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to UC with University Entrance (or equivalent) is required to enrol.
  • CAE or CPE: Minimum score of 169 with at least 162 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • IELTS Academic: Academic with an average score of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listeningNZAPA: English New Zealand Accredited Pathway Assessment Level 3
  • NZCEL: Level 4 – Academic endorsement.
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 50
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 80, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening

The CertSc requires four courses at 100 and/or 200-level from a diverse range of subjects, including astronomy, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, economics, environmental science, psychology, and more.

  • Domestic — $3,911
  • International — $19,950

Future Career Outcomes

The CertSc equips graduates with a solid foundation in scientific principles and analytical skills, preparing them for a wide range of career opportunities. Whether pursuing further studies or entering the workforce directly, graduates possess the knowledge and expertise to thrive in various industries. From conducting research to analyzing data and communicating scientific findings, the skills developed through this program are highly valued in today’s dynamic job market.

Visa Requirements:

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