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Postgraduate Certificate in Science

PGCertSc
11 October 2023

The Postgraduate Certificate in Science (PGCertSc) is an ideal option if you want professional development in your scientific field or you have other commitments and can't complete an extensive science programme. Find out about studying a PGCertSc through our Te Kaupeka Pūtaiao | Faculty of Science.

DURATION

Postgraduate Certificate in Science

Degree Structure - Duration
6 months full-time

START

Postgraduate Certificate in Science

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

POINTS

60

TUITION FEES

2024 tuition fees estimate per 60 points:

  • Domestic — $4,092 - $4,763
  • International — $21,500

Overview


Postgraduate Certificate in Science

Introduction

UC offers a wide range of science subjects for students wanting to carry out postgraduate studies. The Postgraduate Certificate in Science (PGCertSc) is an ideal option for those wanting professional development in their scientific field, and for those with other commitments who cannot complete an extensive science programme.



Postgraduate Certificate in Science

Entry Requirements - Body

Entry requirements

You will need to have a Bachelor of Science, or equivalent, or be otherwise qualified for entry to the postgraduate study in your chosen subject as specified in the Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Science or the Regulations for the Bachelor of Science with Honours. You may be required to first complete a preparatory programme in this case.

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

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Science or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

You can apply online at myUC.

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

Postgraduate Certificate in Science

Further Study - Body

Further study

UC offers a research-based Master of Science, and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in a number of science subjects.

With approval, you may transfer completed courses passed with a B Grade Point Average or higher for the Postgraduate Certificate in Science to:

Note: this is provided the courses fall within the time limits for the higher award.

Postgraduate Certificate in Science

Career - Body

Career opportunities

A postgraduate qualification in a science subject will offer employers more advanced specialised knowledge and experience, leading to higher positions in industry.

Graduates will also be well placed to go onto research in their chosen scientific field.

Useful information:

2024 tuition fees estimate (per 60 points):

  • Domestic — $4,092 - $4,763
  • International — $21,500

2023 tuition fees estimate (per 60 points):

  • Domestic — $3,981 - $4,633
  • International — $20,500

SSL estimate (per 60 points):

  • 2024 — $550.20
  • 2023 — $496.20

Planning my study

Postgraduate Certificate in Science

Degree Structure - Body

How do I plan my certificate?

The Postgraduate Certificate in Science includes 60 points of courses, with at least 45 points towards a single subject.

The Certificate can be completed in 6 months full-time, or up to 2 years part-time.

For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Science.

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Postgraduate Prospectus 2024

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