Full Foundation - Certificate in Foundation Studies (CertFoundStud)

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Entry requirements

Before enrolling for the Certificate, candidates will:
(a) satisfy the Academic Board that they have completed the equivalent of Year 12, NCEA Level 2; and
(b) have a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 overall with a minimum of 5.0 in each band or equivalent

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Transition

On successful completion of the Certificate in Foundation Studies, you have admission to the University and can apply to enrol in an undergraduate programme of study.

Courses

To complete the full Certificate you must pass a minimum of eight courses, totalling 120 credits.
(a) Four 15-credit core courses:
192.040 Academic Language and Writing 1
192.041 Academic Language and Writing 2
192.042 Study Skills and Strategies
192.043 Critical Academic Skills

Semester 1

192.040 Academic Language and Writing 1
192.042 Study Skills and Strategies

Semester 2

192.041 Academic Language and Writing 2
192.043 Critical Academic Skills
(b) Four 15-credit elective courses from the following schedule: (students choose four elective courses, and do two elective courses per semester)

Business Pathway

192.011 Foundation Communication
115.013 Foundation Management
115.014 Foundation Economics
115.015 Foundation Financial Literacy
247.001 Foundation Mathematics 1

Sciences Pathway

192.011 Foundation Communication or 115.014 Foundation Economics
247.001 Foundation Mathematics 1
247.002 Foundation Mathematics 2
247.003 Foundation Physical Sciences
247.004 Foundation Biological Sciences

Humanities/ Social Sciences Pathway

192.011 Foundation Communication
115.014 Foundation Economics
150.001 Bridging Studies in Maori Culture & Society
230.001 Foundation Humanities
230.002 Foundation Social Sciences

Health Pathway

192.011 Foundation Communication
150.001 Bridging Studies in Maori Culture & Society
214.003 Foundation Human Bioscience
230.002 Foundation Social Sciences
247.001 Foundation Mathematics 1

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

Quick guide to programme fees


How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

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Financial assistance

You might be eligible to apply for a scholarship or award. You can use our scholarship search to see what is available. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help towards paying your fees.

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