Change direction

“Arā noa atu ngā ara, heoi anō māu e whiri”
There are multiple paths ahead, ultimately the choice is yours.

Students wanting to study at postgraduate level can do ‘Progression’ qualifications to gain further in-depth knowledge in the same subject area, or do ‘Conversion’ qualifications to change direction.

Conversion qualifications allow you to move from one subject area into another and grow a new set of skills to complement those gained in your undergraduate studies. They can open up new experiences and career pathways for your future.

Find the right degree to match your interests and ambitions

Some conversion degrees are fully open and any student from any bachelors degree across the university can apply to enrol. Others have entry requirements which may include completion of relevant courses, or practical or professional experience.

If a change of direction is what you're after, then check out the following postgraduate study options and find the right degree to get you where you’re headed.

Open Entry Qualifications

For these postgraduate qualifications you normally need to have a recognised bachelor's degree (with a B or B+ average at 300 level) from any discipline. *Full regulations and entry requirements can be found here.

Qualifications with specific entry requirements

For these postgraduate qualifications you need a Bachelor’s degree in a specific subject areas.

Qualification

Specific requirements

Bachelor of Commerce with Honours

Qualified for a bachelor’s degree and satisfied the prerequisites of the major or completed a qualifying course

Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Secondary)

Bachelor’s degree with a body of knowlege in a subject relevant to the secondary school curriculum

Qualification

Specific requirements

Postgraduate Certificate in Education

Education or Psychology undergraduate or relevant discipline

Postgraduate Certificate in Information Systems and Technology

Qualified for a Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems or related area

Postgraduate Certificate in Sport Science

Sport or Science-related undergraduate qualification

Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Data Science

B average in relevant 300 level undergraduate courses

Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology

An honours bachelor’s degree (Arts or Science)

Postgraduate Diploma in Education

Education or Psychology undergraduate or relevant discipline

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences

BHSc, BSc or relevant degree in a health-related discipline

Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems and Technology

Qualified for a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems or related area

Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Science

Sport or Science undergraduate qualification

Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning (Primary or Secondary)

BA, BSc, BSpC, BHSc, BCom, BE Hons, LLB – with a body of knowledge in teaching subjects to Level 7 – for students wanting to be a secondary teacher

Postgraduate Diploma in Water Resource Management

Relevant bachelor’s degree

Qualification

Specific requirements

Master of Arts, Master of Science or Master of Education in Child and Family Psychology

BHSc, BSc or BA majoring in Psychology or Education (but with psychology study)

BTchLn (but must also include psychology study). Must complete PSCY206 in undergraduate study

Master of Applied Finance and Economics

Bachelor’s degree with intermediate microeconomics, introductory business finance, a calculus-based mathematics course and an introductory statistics course

Master of Applied Translation and Interpreting

Language requirement

Master of Audiology

BSLP (Hons), BA, BSc or other relevant bachelor’s degree

Master of Commerce

Degree in Commerce or a Degree in Arts, Science (with Economics, Finance or Computer Science) or any degree with a relevant diploma in your major

Master of Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Criminal Justice with a B Grade Point Average or better in 60 points of 300-level courses, or an equivalent degree approved by the Dean of Law

Master of Disaster Risk and Resilience

Relevant bachelor’s degree with a B average in the final year

Master of Education

Education or Psychology undergraduate or relevant discipline

Master of Engineering in Management

BE(Hons) or BSc(Hons)

Master of European Union Studies

Degree in Arts, Commerce, Law or similar

Master of Financial Engineering

Any bachelor’s degree with a B+ average in 300 level courses (including some statistics, mathematics and finance courses or completion of a qualifying course)

Master of Health Sciences

BHSc, BSc or relevant degree in a health-related discipline

Master of Health Sciences Professional Practice

BHSc, BSc or relevant degree in a health-related discipline

Master of Human Interface Technology

Bachelor’s degree with Honours in Computer Science, Design, Psychology or other appropriate field

Master of Laws

Bachelor of Laws degree (or equivalent) with good grades

Master of Laws (International Law and Politics)

Students must have qualified for a Bachelor of Laws (or equivalent) with a minimum B Grade Point Average, or be admitted Ad Eundem Statum (with equivalent standing)

Master of Linguistics

If no background in Linguistics, students may enter via completion of LING 400

Master of Māori and Indigenous Leadership

Background in Māori sector

Master of Science in Organisational Psychology

Bachelor’s degree in psychology

Master of Social Work (Applied)

Completed courses in social research and human development, or relevant work experience

Master of Spatial Analysis for Public Health

Undergraduate degree (minimum B average)

Master of Sport Science

Sport or Science-related undergraduate qualification

Master of Te Reo Māori

Degree or relevant experience in Te Reo Māori

Master of Teaching and Learning (Secondary Education endorsement)

BA, BSc, BSpC, BHSc, BCom, BE Hons, LLB – with a body of knowledge in teaching subjects to Level 7 – for students wanting to be a secondary teacher

Master of Water Resource Management

PGDipWaterRM or relevant bachelor’s degree

Master of Writing

Degree in a subject where writing forms a substantial part of the assessment, or substantial practical experience in writing

Professional Master of Engineering Geology

For students from a science or engineering background

Professional Master of Geospatial Science and Technology

For students from computer science, environmental science, engineering, the digital humanities or any other relevant subject

Enrolment advice and academic support

UC offers a range of support services to help you succeed. For advice about degree planning, subject choices, selecting a supervisor and more. Talk to our College Student Advisors

Change Direction Postgraduate Expo and events

Expo Tuesday 15 September 2020, 12pm - 2:30pm, Engineering Core. Other postgraduate events are being held over September.