Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Development and Management (PGDipSpDM)
The Postgraduate Diploma of Sport Development and Management (PGDipSpDM) is a 120-point coursework programme with the option for students to exit after one academic year or to progress onto the Master of Sport Development and Management (MSpDM).
The PGDipSpDM consists of four 20-point papers (each SPEX paper typically comprising 2 × 10-point modules) and a 40-point independent project. Students will be able to develop a coherent course of study (with input from their advisor) by selecting from papers that reflect their subject of interest. The typical duration of the programme is one academic year, full time.
Other important goals of the course are to develop in students:
An appreciation of current and emerging issues and perspectives in global and national sporting communities.
Commitment to the acquisition, critical evaluation and application of knowledge and policies relevant to sport development and management
Ability to accurately and effectively communicate information, arguments and analyses using written, visual and oral reporting formats.
Advanced knowledge of ethics and ethical standards relevant to sport development; ability to operate ethically within the workplace and community.
An understanding of the development of sport in local, national and international contexts in two fundamental ways: development of sport and development through sport. The first is based on sport being valued for its own sake where it is viewed as a public good. The second refers to the strategic use of sport to address and achieve specific social, educational, health, economic, and political objectives.
The University of Otago main campus is located in Dunedin. The Dunedin campus includes: Central administration Four academic divisions: Business, Health Sciences, Humanities, Sciences
Application Processing Time in Days: 30
Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description||IELTS (1.0 -9.0)||TOEFL IBT (0-120)||TOEFL CBT (0-300)||PTE (10-90)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
Job Opportunity Potential
We encourage all students – including International students – to make use of the career resources available on our website. From exploring your career options to specific job search strategies, you’ll find the information you need to establish your future career. You’ll also find information on this page specifically targeted at International students.
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Career planning: Explore your career and study options
Job Applications: CV and cover letters, interview skills and applying for work
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Finding Employment: Job search strategies, career events and looking for work
Speak to a career adviser one-on-one if you need further assistance.
Enhance your employability
The graduate job market is competitive – good grades alone may not be enough to get your ideal job. You’ll also be expected to possess excellent English language skills, and be able to demonstrate a range of work-related skills and personal qualities relevant to the job. Develop the required skills through:
Work experience – gain part-time work, voluntary work, summer placements, or internships
Extracurricular activities – get involved in activities outside your course such as student societies and sporting clubs
Academic activities – show your capabilities by, for example, leading a group project or being a student representative for your course
2 years open post study work visa after completion of Bachelor degree.
Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
A postgraduate diploma can be taken at any time after the completion of a bachelor’s
degree. It is usually undertaken in the same area of study as the major subject pursued
for a bachelor’s degree, or in a related discipline, and requires achievement at a
satisfactory academic level.
Score of 6.5 in the academic module (with no individual band below 6.0)
IELTS Indicator test
This is an online version of the regular IELTS test, made available due to COVID-19 testing centre restrictions.
Score of 587 (TWE 4.5).
TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition
This is an online version of the regular TOEFL iBT test, made available due to COVID-19 testing centre restrictions.
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CAE)
Minimum of 176 (with no individual band below 169)
Duolingo English Test (DET)
Score of 110
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic
Overall score of 64 with no communicative skills score below 57
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Post Graduate Diploma or Certificate
- Duration: 01 Year
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 15000 NZD
Application Fee: N/A
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