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Diploma in Advancing University Studies

DipAdvUniStud
06 October 2023

UC's Diploma in Advancing University Studies offers a pre-master’s university qualification that provides a direct pathway into our master’s degree programmes. Find out about studying a DipAdvUniStud at UC.

DURATION

Diploma in Advancing University Studies

Degree Structure - Duration
1 year full-time

START

Diploma in Advancing University Studies

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

POINTS

120

TUITION FEES

2024 tuition fees estimate per 120 points:

  • Domestic — $6,748 - $7,822
  • International — $31,600 - $39,900

Overview


Diploma in Advancing University Studies

Introduction

The Diploma in Advancing University Studies (DipAdvUniStud) offers students a pre-master’s university qualification which provides a direct pathway into UC’s master’s degree programmes. You can complete advanced courses in a wide range of subjects in Arts, Commerce, and Science, and obtain the necessary skills to go onto postgraduate studies at UC.

This programme is particularly suited for those looking to advance their career opportunities through academic study, or for international students wanting to transition to higher-level study in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The DipAdvUniStud also includes courses unique to Aotearoa in bicultural awareness to prepare you for work in the local industry, or to reflect on international culture in your subject field.



Diploma in Advancing University Studies

Entry Requirements - Body

Entry requirements

To enrol in the Diploma in Advancing University Studies, you will need to have previously completed a university-level certificate or diploma programme (or equivalent) of at least 2 years full-time study.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

For more information on entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Diploma in Advancing University Studies.

See Admission and enrolment for all information on enrolling at UC.

Diploma in Advancing University Studies

Career - Body

Career opportunities

Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary and progression rates, research capability and achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment and self-discipline.

2024 tuition fees estimate (per 120 points):

First Year

  • Domestic — $6,748 - $7,822
  • International — $31,600 - $39,900

Second Year

  • Domestic — $7,142
  • International — $34,000

Third - Fourth year

  • Domestic — $7,822
  • International — $39,900

2023 tuition fees estimate (per 120 points):

First Year

  • Domestic — $6,564
  • International — $30,000

Second Year

  • Domestic — $6,947
  • International — $32,600

Third - Fourth year

  • Domestic — $7,609
  • International — $38,000

SSL estimate (per 120):

  • 2024 — $1,100.40
  • 2023 — $992.40

Planning my study


Diploma in Advancing University Studies

Degree Structure - Body

How do I plan my diploma?

The DipAdvUniStud is made up of 120 total points. At least 90 points are 300-level courses, with at least 60 of these in a single subject. The 300-level courses will generally be in the same subject area as previously studied.

The Diploma includes a compulsory academic writing course, and an elective course based on your intended focus in Arts, Commerce, or Science areas.

The Diploma can be started in February or July, and will take 1 year (two semesters) of full-time study to complete, or up to 4 years part-time.

For the full degree requirements, see the Regulations for the Diploma in Advancing University Studies.

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