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Postgraduate Certificate in Science and Technology

Key facts

  • Available at Auckland
  • Available at Manawatū
  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Not all listed subject course options are on offer every year
  • Available for international students studying in NZ

What is it like?

Find out more about entry requirements, fees and courses in the planning section.

This qualification is an appropriate introduction to postgraduate study and will provide a vehicle for the completion of partial requirements for advanced work.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Science and Technology is equivalent to the first half of a Postgraduate Diploma across a range of subject areas. Candidates admitted to the Postgraduate Certificate in Science and Technology may have the opportunity to proceed to a related Postgraduate Diploma or master’s degree, depending upon achievement in the Postgraduate Certificate and the mix of courses studied.


Earn more

A 2017 Ministry of Education publication The post-study earnings and destinations of young domestic graduates, found that in New Zealand earnings and employment rates increase with the level of qualification completed.

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