Diploma in Languages
If you are interested in learning or developing further skills in languages and would like to develop cultural competencies in these areas, a language diploma could be for you.
This is a great option for students who are studying alongside another degree programme, as you can study up to two languages at the same time and graduate with an additional qualification.
The Diploma in Languages (DipLang) is made up of a minimum total of 120 points of courses, with at least 75 points above 100-level, chosen from Bachelor of Arts language subjects:
- At least 60 points must be in language courses above 100-level.
- Up to 30 points can be from non-language courses, if only studying one language.
The Diploma can be completed part-time within 6 years. Full-time study in the Diploma is unlikely to be an option for all students. Contact Te Rāngai Toi Tangata | College of Arts Student Advisors for more information.
Credit can be transferred to the Bachelor of Arts (and some other degrees) provided you have not already graduated with the Diploma.
DipLang courses can be selected from a variety of language and non-language courses examining culture.
The Diploma requires 120 points of courses in total, with at least 75 points above 100-level. 60 points must be in language studies above 100-level, and up to 30 points can be from non-language studies, such as in culture or history (if studying one language only).
Students can choose to specialise in up to two languages:
The Diploma in Languages can be used as a stepping stone to a Bachelor of Arts.
UC offers a number of degrees for further study in your chosen language:
- 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)
Depending on the courses taken in your Diploma, 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
|2021||120||Banded Fee - total tuition fee dependent on course selection||$6,281|
|2022||120||Banded Fee - total tuition fee dependent on course selection||$6,388|
|Year||Points||Info||Fees (NZD)||Fees (NZD) Excl GST|
|2021||120||Special (Set) Programme Fee||$28,000||$24,348|
|2022||120||Special (Set) Programme Fee||$28,800||$25,043|
For the full degree requirements, see the Regulations for the Diploma 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.