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Arts (PGDipArts), Postgraduate Diploma

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #287 (QS) Online
The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (PGDipArts) from Massey University offers you a pathway for advanced studies in a subject area of your choice.

Overview

Studying arts is transformative. Employers, industries and the labour market of the future need people who can thrive in an ever-changing global marketplace, and effectively challenge and critique new ideas. Advancing your study at postgraduate level will enhance your communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills so you can take on the opportunities the future holds and thrive as a leader in your field.

The arts and humanities are your passport to all the world’s wonderful places. Studying at a higher level will open doors to new cultures, communities and opportunities, driving your ability to champion creative and innovative solutions for complex global issues.

When you have completed your diploma you may have the opportunity to study for a master’s degree.

Programme Structure

Students complete 120 credits of 700-level courses from one of the subject areas offered. Full details can be viewed on the specific endorsement page.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts may be awarded with Distinction or Merit if study is completed to a superior/high standard, and where all requirements have been completed within one year for full-time study or within three years for part-time study.

The maximum time permitted for completion of this qualification is 4 years.

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • A Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major or equivalent in the intended postgraduate subject;
  • A Bachelor’s degree with a minor in the intended postgraduate subject, followed by a Graduate Certificate in Arts endorsed in the intended postgraduate subject;
  • A Bachelor’s degree followed by a Graduate Diploma in Arts endorsed in the intended postgraduate subject.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29230 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    6481 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6481 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Funding

Scholarships:

Massey University Masterate Scholarship

Masterate Scholarships are offered for the purpose of encouraging postgraduate research at Massey University. Applicants must be enrolled or eligible to enrol full-time in a 120 credit research programme towards a Masters degree at Massey University.

Massey University Masterate Scholarship for Maori Students

Masterate Scholarships for Maori students are offered for the purpose of encouraging postgraduate research at Massey University. Applicants must be enrolled or eligible to enrol full-time in a 120 credit research programme towards a Masters degree.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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