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Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Postgraduate diplomas

There are two diplomas available through the Department that can be taken with Mathematics as the subject area: the Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) and the Diploma for Graduates (DipGrad).

Application forms for the PGDipSci are available from the Administrator, Division of Sciences. You should make initial enquiries to the Director of Studies.

Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci)

This is a one-year course of papers and a dissertation, in content and level equivalent to the Honours year, for students who have been awarded an ordinary degree in mathematics, or who have some other suitable qualification. The structure of the course is worked out individually, and depends on the details of your backgound. The Diploma is a valuable qualification in itself and may be taken as a preliminary step towards a Master’s or PhD degree.

The PGDipSci in Mathematics consists of MATH 490 and four 400-level MATH or STAT papers including at least three MATH papers. Each 400-level maths paper consists of two maths modules.

Notice that PGDipSci can be done as a part time student.

The PGDipSci may be awarded with distinction or credit. More information about PGDipSci can be found here.

Diploma for Graduates (DipGrad)

This is a one-year course for graduates wanting additional training or training in another discipline, or who want to bring their knowledge of an area up to date, or who want to satisfy the requirements for a second major subject. You should have a degree or diploma from a New Zealand university, or an equivalent qualification.

More information can be found here.