Postgraduate Diploma in Arts

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

Programme Type



12 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on an enriching academic journey with the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts, tailored for graduates seeking advanced study in humanities or social science disciplines. This program offers a pathway to delve deeper into your chosen field of specialization, equipping you with invaluable skills and knowledge to thrive in diverse professional environments.

Whether your passion lies in anthropology, literature, economics, or any other area within the arts spectrum, this diploma provides a robust framework for intellectual growth and academic excellence.


Elevate your expertise and broaden your horizons with the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts. Over the course of a year, students immerse themselves in a comprehensive curriculum designed to hone critical analysis, communication, and research skills. By delving into academic literature and engaging in self-directed learning, graduates emerge with a profound understanding of their chosen discipline, poised to make meaningful contributions to society.

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must have qualified for a Bachelor of Arts, or an equivalent degree, and satisfied the prerequisites for the subject concerned. Prerequisites vary between departments, but normally good grades in 300-level courses in that subject are required.
  • CAE or CPE: Score of 176 with a minimum of 169 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • IELTS Academic: An average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • NZAPA: English New Zealand Accredited Pathway Assessment Level 3
  • NZCEL: Level 5
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 58
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 90, minimum score of 19 in reading, writing and listening

Complete 120 points at the 400-level in one of the following subjects:

  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Economics
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • And more
  • Domestic — $8,184
  • International — $30,900

Future Career Outcomes

Unlock a world of possibilities with a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts. From academia to public service, graduates are equipped with the analytical prowess and intellectual agility to excel in a variety of roles. By fostering a culture of lifelong learning and intellectual curiosity, this program empowers individuals to navigate the complexities of the modern world with confidence and insight.

Visa Requirements:

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