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Taught postgraduate study

07 November 2023

Some qualifications don't require previous study in a subject which can make postgraduate study a good way to change direction. Several taught postgraduate qualifications are flexible. and include block courses and classes taught in the evenings or over weekends so you can keep working. Learn about taught postgraduate study at UC.


Taught postgraduate study can be a good way to change direction in work or study, as some qualifications do not require any previous study in the subject.

Many taught postgraduate qualifications are flexible, including block courses and classes taught in the evenings or weekends, enabling students to continue working while they are enrolled. Most are shorter than research-based qualifications, so students can upskill efficiently in a relatively short period of time.

For International students, our taught postgraduate qualifications qualify under Immigration New Zealand as full-time study, allowing graduates to gain a stay-over three years work visa in New Zealand on the successful completion of the qualification.

NOTE: Honours degrees excluded from postgraduate taught study options are: 

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