Diploma in Arts (English)

Key facts

  • Available at Auckland
  • Available at Manawatū
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Not all courses available at all campuses or each year
  • Available for international students studying in NZ

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The requirements for the Diploma in Arts endorsed in English are:

  • Pass in both:
    230.111 Tū Kupu: Writing and Inquiry
    230.112 Tū Arohae: Critical Thinking
  • At least 75 credits in English, including: 139.139 and 139.329; 45 credits at 200- and/or 300-level, and 15 credits at any level from the English schedule, with at least 45 credits from the List A Endorsement Courses.


To find out how to plan your study and/or see what courses are necessary to complete your programme, please check the regulations. It will display the regulatory information for the programme you have selected.

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Note: Not all courses will be offered in all modes or across all campuses in any given year.

Transitional Provisions

Candidates enrolled in the Diploma of Arts who have completed at least 30 credits towards the English endorsement prior to 01 January 2016 may be permitted variation in excess of the stated limits in order to complete the requirements of the endorsement. These transitional arrangements expire on 31 December 2018.

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