Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Technology

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Pathway to master’s

A postgraduate diploma is the stepping stone to a research-based qualification such as a master’s degree.

What is it like?

The Postgraduate Diploma allows students to complete courses at 700 level in a specific area. Students may have the opportunity of proceeding to a master’s programme on completion of the Postgraduate Diploma, dependent upon achievement and in consultation with the relevant Postgraduate Director or Academic Dean.

Majors or endorsements

A good fit if you:

  • Have an undergraduate science degree, or are near completion (one or two courses to go)
  • Are interested in postgraduate study, but do not have a research background, or
  • Would like to undertake a predominantly taught postgraduate programme

Careers

Earn more

A 2017 Ministry of Education publication The post-study earnings and destinations of young domestic graduates, found that in New Zealand earnings and employment rates increase with the level of qualification completed.

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