Postgraduate Certificate in Arts

PGCertArts


Duration

6 months full-time

Entry times

Semester 1 or 2 (February or July)

Pathways

Pathways include:

  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Arts (Thesis)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Duration

6 months full-time

Entry times

Semester 1 or 2 (February or July)

Pathways

Pathways include:

  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Arts (Thesis)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Apply Now Got a Question? Check your eligibility

Download Brochure

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Overview

Like most general Arts qualifications, there is a wide range of subject choice available at UC, with more than 30 subjects on offer – from Anthropology to Te Reo Māori. The great thing about the Postgraduate Certificate in Arts is that this qualification can be:

  • completed in a relatively short period of time (6 months full-time study or 1 year part-time)
  • studied part-time, which is ideal for those wishing to undertake professional development or to expand their disciplinary knowledge in a relevant field whilst working or supporting other commitments
  • a combination of different courses; either in different subject areas, or a mix of courses in one subject area with an internship or digital humanities project added, to enhance employment skills and applied learning experiences
  • an ideal stepping stone to further postgraduate programmes on offer at UC.

PGCertArts students will be introduced to sophisticated subject matter and develop skills in the critical evaluation of academic literature in their discipline or area of specialisation. They will also foster high-level skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.

Contact us

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

For study planning help, contact the College of Arts:

Te Rāngai Toi Tangata | College of Arts
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

Phone +64 3 369 3377
Email artsdegreeadvice@canterbury.ac.nz