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University of Auckland

Auckland , North Island ,New Zealand

Graduate Diploma in Arts

If you already have a degree and want to take Arts courses, this flexible diploma might just be for you.

You could use the diploma to qualify for postgraduate study by taking courses in the subject of your choice at the intermediate and advanced undergraduate level.

It is also a way that you can study a specific subject to complement your existing qualifications and further your personal or professional development.

Campus Information

City Campus

The City Campus is right in the heart of Auckland. You are within walking distance of all the main cultural, entertainment and commercial hubs.

Intakes

  • March
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

COE
10 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

You can supplement your undergraduate degree with the courses you need to follow a specific career path or enhance your professional development. If you’re looking to step up into one of our postgraduate programmes, the graduate diploma is a useful way for you to get there.

PSW Opportunity

You can apply for a Post-study Work Visa for up to 3 years.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Program requirements
 
You must have completed a bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized university (or similar institution).

Further program requirements
 
English language requirements

You will need to provide evidence of your English proficiency if you are:

  • An international applicant whose first language is not English
  • A domestic applicant under 20 years of age whose first language is not English

You will require an IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0.