Certificate in Languages
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.
Possible qualification structure for Certificate in Languages
Each small block represents a 15-point course. However, some courses may be 30 points or more.
For full course requirements, see the Regulations for the Certificate in Languages.
The CertLang is made up of 60 points (four standard 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.
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 you can do with a degree from UC.
For study planning help, contact the UC Liaison Office | Te Rōpū Takawaenga o UC (new students) or a College of Arts | Te Rāngai Toi Tangata Student Advisor (advancing students).