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Graduate Diploma in Arts - Linguistics

New Zealand

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What will I learn?

This flexible diploma is a way for you to take Arts courses if you have already completed a degree, and a useful pathway to postgraduate study.

Programme overview

If you already have a degree and want to take Arts courses, this flexible diploma might just be for you.

You could use the diploma to prepare for postgraduate study by taking courses in the subject of your choice at intermediate and advanced undergraduate level.

It is also a way that you can study a specific subject to complement your existing qualifications and further your personal or professional development.

Programme structure

  • The programme comprises 120 points from Arts courses.
  • Courses must be at Stage II or above, including at least 75 points (five courses) at Stage III or above.
  • Postgraduate courses can also be included.
  • The programme is equivalent to two semesters of full-time study.
  • You might be able to include a dissertation.
  • You should seek advice about your planned enrolment from the Arts Students' Centre.
  • If you're planning to qualify for postgraduate study, you should carefully check the possible requirements for the programme you're hoping to enter.

Linguistics:

Linguistics is the study of language as a human activity.

Subject overview

Our capacity for language sets us apart from other species, and is an important part of our national and ethnic identities.

Linguistics explores how we combine words into phrases and sentences, how we convey social information and social goals, how language changes, how children learn language, and even how we understand what is meant but has not been said.

Where can Linguistics take you?

Linguistics can prepare you for a career in language education, speech and language therapy, journalism, broadcasting, advertising, marketing, artificial intelligence, machine translation, speech synthesis and recognition and forensic linguistics.

Where could this programme take you?

You can supplement your undergraduate degree with the courses you need to follow a specific career path or enhance your professional development. If you’re looking to step up into one of our postgraduate programmes, the graduate diploma is a useful way for you to get there.

Further study options

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Master of Arts
Master of Heritage Conservation
Master of Conflict and Terrorism Studies
Master of Indigenous Studies
Master of Public Policy

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$41,776.00 (US$ 26,766) per year
Tuition fee: NZ $36,800 – NZ $46,752

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

Start date

27 February 2023, 17 July 2023

Venue

University of Auckland

City Campus,

Alfred Nathan House, 24 Princes Street,

AUCKLAND CITY,

Auckland Central,

1010, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

You must have completed a Bachelor of Laws or an undergraduate law degree from a recognised university (or similar institution). Law graduates from both New Zealand and overseas are able to apply. English language requirements: IELTS Academic score of 7.0 with no bands less than 6.5.

For international students

You must have completed a bachelors degree in any discipline from a recognised university (or similar institution).

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

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

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About University of Auckland

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  • Ranked 85th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2022)
  • New Zealand’s largest research organisation
  • Outstanding student support and excellent facilities
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