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Graduate Diploma in Science - Anthropological Science University of Auckland

New Zealand



Course info


The Graduate Diploma in Science will extend the knowledge and expertise gained from your Bachelor of Science degree.

Programme overview

The GradDipSci provides you with an opportunity to choose a second major, extend the field of study you chose for your Bachelor of Science degree, or continue to learn from another discipline at undergraduate level within the Faculty of Science. The GradDipSci also provides a pathway to enter into further study at postgraduate level.

Programme structure

To complete this programme you need to pass courses totalling 120 points. Courses are typically worth 15 points.

At least 75 points (five courses) must be at Stage III or above, from the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science (Honours) schedules.

At least 60 points must be from a subject major listed in the Bachelor of Science schedule, and this must include the Stage III courses required for the major.

A project or dissertation of up to 30 points may be included if approved prior to enrolment.

Anthropological Science:

Anthropology is the study of humankind, and new developments mean many in the field need science expertise to be effective problem-solvers.

Subject overview

New scientific methods and technologies in anthropological science include the analysis of DNA and ancient DNA, C-14 dating, stable isotope research, metallurgy, the analysis of live and fossil spores, the annual rings of trees, pollen grains, and human and animal remains, as well as the behavioural observation of humans and primates.

This major will give you the chance to apply more science to your studies in archaeology and biological anthropology. Other sciences complement the study of Anthropological Science, for example, Biological Science, Environmental Science, Earth Sciences or Geography.

Where can Anthropological Science take you?

By integrating archaeology and biological anthropology with science disciplines, Anthropological Science equips graduates with the skills for employment or postgraduate research.

Where could this programme take you?

Because science plays a vital role in addressing the key issues that confront us and future generations, studying the Sciences opens up a wide range of career opportunities. If you have been away from study for a while, the GradDipSci provides an opportunity to learn about new developments in your field of expertise.

Further study options

Graduate Diploma in Science

Master of Science

Doctor of Philosophy

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Graduate Diploma in Science - Anthropological Science.

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

NZ$41,211.00 (21,27,378) per year

Tuition fee: NZ $37,895 - NZ $44,526

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




University of Auckland

City Campus,

Alfred Nathan House, 24 Princes Street,


Auckland Central,

1010, New Zealand

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

NZ$41,211.00 (21,27,378) per year

Tuition fee: NZ $37,895 - NZ $44,526

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




Grafton Campus

85 Park Road,



1023, New Zealand

Entry requirement for international students

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in science at a recognised university (or similar institution) and passed first-year courses in your intended specialisation.

A GPA/GPE of at least 3.0 is strongly recommended

You can still gain entry if you have gained the equivalent level of competence through work experience or a professional qualification.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.0 and no bands below 5.5; Internet based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 80 and a written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 60 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE), Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 169 and no bands below 162; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of C-; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 50 and no PTE Communicative score below 42; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 80.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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