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Postgraduate Diploma in Museum Studies

Key facts

  • Available via Distance Learning
  • 1 year full-time or up to 4 years part-time
  • Not available for international students

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Entry requirements

Students must have been awarded or qualified for a relevant Bachelor’s degree having achieved a grade average of at least a B-

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Planning your programme

The Postgraduate Diploma in Museum Studies consists of 120 credits taken at 700 level from the programme schedule.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Museum Studies 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.

Postgraduate Diploma in Museum Studies structure

Students are required to complete the compulsory course 150.715 Taonga Tuku Iho: Heritage Aotearoa and a further 90 credits from courses listed on the programme schedule.

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates


All courses are 30 credits each unless otherwise indicated.

Compulsory course (30 credits)

150.715 Taonga Tuku Iho: Heritage Aotearoa

Subject courses (90 credits)

167.742 Collection Management
167.743 Museum Management
167.744 Museums and the Public.

Students who have completed the equivalent of at least three years full-time museum experience may be permitted to substitute another 700 level course for one of the above subject courses.

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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If you already know which courses you are going to take, you can use our Fees calculator to get an estimate of your fees.

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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