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Undergraduate certificate or diploma

Certificate in Languages

CertLang
06 October 2023

If you're studying an alternative degree programme at UC you can do a course or two in your language of choice each year. Find out about studying a Certificate in Languages (CertLang) through our Te Kaupeka Toi Tangata | Faculty of Arts.

DURATION

Certificate in Languages

Degree Structure - Duration
6 months full-time

START

Certificate in Languages

Degree Structure - Start In
Semester 1 or 2 (February or July)

POINTS

60

TUITION FEES

2024 tuition fees estimate per 60 points:

  • Domestic — $3,374
  • International — $15,800

Overview


Certificate in Languages

Introduction

If you are interested in languages and are studying an alternative degree programme at UC, you can do a course or two in your language of choice per year.

The Certificate in Languages (CertLang) is also available to study part-time.



Certificate in Languages

Why Study - Body

What will my study involve?

  • Four courses at 100 and/or 200-level that can be completed in a minimum of 6 months full-time to 5 years part-time.
  • Courses in the Certificate of Languages are introductory and no prior knowledge is required.
  • Combine this Certificate with your other studies to gain knowledge in a language which can open up your future job prospects.
  • Credits from this Certificate can be transferred to a Diploma in Languages or the Bachelor of Arts.

Certificate in Languages

Career - Body

Career opportunities

Study in languages and culture offers a variety of career opportunities, especially overseas. Graduates may find work in industries such as government, tourism, teaching, foreign trade, media, journalism, and diplomacy. Fluency in multiple languages is a highly employable trait in several occupations.

UC Graduates will also be equipped with cultural awareness, advanced communication, and critical analysis skills.

Find out more about what can you do with a degree from UC.

2024 tuition fees estimate (per 60 points):

  • Domestic — $3,374
  • International — $15,800

2023 tuition fees estimate (per 60 points):

  • Domestic — $3,282
  • International — $15,000

SSL estimate (per 60 points):

  • 2024 — $550.20
  • 2023 — $496.20

Planning my study


Certificate in Languages

Each small block represents a 15-point course. However, some courses may be 30 points or more.

This diagram is an example only – other combinations are possible. For specific course requirements, see the Regulations for the Certificate in Languages.

Certificate in Languages

Degree Structure - Body

How do I plan my certificate?

The CertLang is made up of 60 points of courses at 100 and/or 200-level from Bachelor of Arts language subjects, and can be awarded in up to two language subjects.

It can be completed in a minimum of one semester full-time (6 months), or up to a maximum of 5 years part-time.

You can transfer the credits you gain during the Certificate in Languages to either the Diploma in Languages or the Bachelor of Arts (and some other degrees), as long as you have not already graduated with the Certificate.

For the full degree requirements, see the Regulations for the Certificate in Languages.

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