What will I learn?

The Graduate Diploma in Arts (Education) will give you the equivalent of an undergraduate major in education without completing a second bachelor’s degree.

The Graduate Diploma in Arts (Education) is a bridging tool for graduates in other subjects to get the equivalent of a major in education. You can then go on to a postgraduate qualification in education if you wish.

With this diploma you’ll get skills and strategies for learning, from the sociological to the philosophical. You’ll explore the developmental and cultural factors that influence approaches to learning, and gain transferable skills that will serve you personally and professionally.

Get great skills

The Graduate Diploma in Arts (Education) will develop your ability to analyse, articulate and disseminate ideas that incorporate a range of viewpoints. You’ll engage with the research that examines how we learn, what we learn, and how we transform that learning into action.

Explore your interests

The range of issues in education is vast, yet you’ll be able to explore topics of your choice in depth. Whatever inspires you, a major in education gives you access to a wide range of learning experiences to hone your abilities and enable you to engage positively in any context.

Careers

A Graduate Diploma in Arts (Education) provides the foundation for a range of careers in areas such as policy, professional practice, management and teaching. Our graduates are working in areas as diverse as:

  • Health professionals
  • Professional educators
  • Expert administrators
  • Management executives
  • Network administrators
  • Sales and marketing management

Further study

If you successfully complete your Graduate Diploma in Arts, you could go on to study a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts or a Master of Arts or another postgraduate qualification in education.

If you want to be a teacher, you will also need to take a postgraduate teaching qualification.

Which department am I in?

Institute of Education

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$28,150.00 (US$ 19,670) per year

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

Application deadline

Expected October 2022

More details

Start date

28 February 2022

Venue

Massey University

Manawatu Campus,

Tennent Drive,

Palmerston North,

Turitea,

4474, New Zealand

Online/Distance (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$24,490.00 (US$ 17,113) per year

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

Application deadline

Expected October 2022

More details

Start date

28 February 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Entry into the programme requires you to have a relevant bachelor degree, or equivalent, or be accepted as having equivalent status to a university graduate on the basis of equivalent relevant professional experience. You will also need to have a background adequate for the courses you wish to study. If you do not have the necessary background for the courses then pre-requisite courses are available in the Certificate in Science and Technology. Passes in suitable courses from other universities will be accepted instead of the prescribed Massey University courses. Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level. IELTS score of 6.0 (no band less than 5.5); TOEFL iBT score of 80 overall (min 19 in Writing); PTE Academic score of 50 Overall (min 42 in communicative skills); Cambridge English score of 169.

For international students

To enter the Graduate Diploma in Arts (Education) you will have been awarded or qualified for a bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level.

  • IELTS score of 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
  • TOEFL iBT score of 80 overall (min 19 in Writing)
  • PTE Academic score of 50 Overall (min 42 in communicative skills)
  • Cambridge English score of 169 overall and all bands 162 or better

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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