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.
Admission to UC with University Entrance, or equivalent, is required to enrol for a certificate. Domestic applicants over 20 who do not hold University Entrance, or equivalent, may gain admission by providing evidence of their ability to complete tertiary study successfully. For information on gaining admission to UC please see how to apply for undergraduate qualifications.
You are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
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 the language courses listed in the Bachelor of Arts Schedule, 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 graduated with the Certificate.
For assistance with planning your programme of study contact the Liaison Office (new students), or a College of Arts | Te Rāngai Toi Tangata Student Advisor (advancing students).