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.
- Four courses at 100 and/or 200-level that can be completed in a minimum of 6 months full-time to 5 years part-time.
- Courses in the Certificate of Languages are introductory and no prior knowledge is required.
- Combine this Certificate with your other studies to gain knowledge in a language which can open up your future job prospects.
- Credits from this Certificate can be transferred to a Diploma in Languages or the Bachelor of Arts.
Admission to UC with University Entrance (or equivalent) is required to enrol.
If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
For information on the enrolment process, please see how to apply for undergraduate qualifications.
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 of 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.
The Certificate requires 60 points in total at 100 and/or 200-level.
You can choose from up to two of the nine languages offered at UC:
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 Certificate in Translation and Interpreting
- Postgraduate Diploma in Arts
- Postgraduate Diploma in Translation and Interpreting
- Master of Arts
- Master of Arts (Thesis)
- Master of Applied Translation and Interpreting
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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
|2023||60||Fee estimate. Actual fee will be determined by course selection.||$3,282|
|2022||60||Fee estimate. Actual fee will be determined by course selection.||$3,194|
|Year||Points||Info||Fees (NZD)||Fees (NZD) Excl GST|
|2022||60||Special (Set) Programme Fee||$14,400||$12,522|
|2023||60||Special (Set) Programme Fee||$15,000||$13,043|
For the full degree requirements, see the Regulations for the Certificate in Languages.
For study planning help, contact a Student Advisor.
For more information on facilities, resources, and staff, see Te Kaupeka Toi Tangata | Faculty of Arts.
For more general information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or freephone 0800 VARSITY (827 748).