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.
Certificate in Languages – example degree structure
Each small block represents a 15-point course. However, some courses may be 30 points or more.
This diagram is an example only – other combinations are possible. For specific 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.
UC offers a number of degrees for further study in your chosen language:
- Diploma in Languages
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Arts with Honours
- Postgraduate Certificate in Arts
- Postgraduate Diploma in Arts
- Master of Arts
- Master of Arts (Thesis)
- Master of Applied Translation and Interpreting
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
After completing the Certificate, you may also consider a pathway through the Diploma in Advancing University Studies to head straight into master's study in your chosen language.
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.
See Tuition Fee Structure for more information
|2020||60||Banded Fee - total tuition fee dependent on course selection||$3,107|
|2021||60||Banded Fee - total tuition fee dependent on course selection||$3,141|
|2020||60||Special (Set) Programme Fee||$13,500|
|2021||60||Special (Set) Programme Fee||$14,000|
For the full degree requirements, see the Regulations for the Certificate in Languages.
For study planning help, contact Te Rōpū Takawaenga o UC | UC Liaison Office (new students) or a Te Rāngai Toi Tangata | College of Arts Student Advisor (advancing students).
For more information on facilities, resources, and staff, see Te Rāngai Toi Tangata | College of Arts.