Massey University

Postgraduate Diploma Online
12 months
19451 USD/year
4271 USD/year
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The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (PGDipArts) from Massey University offers you a pathway for advanced studies in a subject area of your choice.

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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.

Learning outcomes

The Arts at Massey University 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.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts is open to students who meet the University admission requirements and have a Bachelor of Arts degree (or equivalent) with a major in the intended postgraduate subject.
  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19451 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19451 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    4271 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4271 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • Domestic students: 6609 NZD
  • International students: 30100 NZD


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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