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.
Admission to UC with University Entrance, or equivalent, is required to enrol for a diploma. 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.
The Diploma in Languages (DipLang) is made up of a minimum total of 120 points, with at least 75 points for courses above 100-level, chosen from the Bachelor of Arts Schedule:
- 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 takes 1 year of full-time study. It can also be completed part-time up to a maximum of 6 years.
Credit can be transferred to the Bachelor of Arts (and some other degrees) provided you have not 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 in total (eight standard courses), with up to 75 points (five standard courses) above 100-level. 60 points (four standard courses) must be in language studies above 100-level, and up to 30 points (two standard courses) can be from non-language studies, such as in culture or history (if studying one language only).
See the Bachelor of Arts Schedule for course options and requirements for each subject.
Students can choose to specialise in up to two languages:
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 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).