Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education

Study the Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education and explore teaching and learning and other aspects influencing higher education.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education will stimulate you to think critically about your practice. Papers cover teaching and learning in higher education, and the impact of globalisation, technology and other factors on higher education organisations.

It’s designed for academics and support staff in higher education interested in high-level professional development and learning opportunities that lead to a formal qualification.

Start date: 2020

Start date: 2021

Minimum entry requirements

  • Must have completed a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent

In exceptional circumstances, an applicant who has an appropriate combination of academic and professional experience deemed equivalent to the above may be considered for admission.

It is recommended that applicants have prior higher education work experience.

International student entry requirements

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with 7.0 in Writing and all other bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent

English language requirements

You need to successfully complete 120 points.

Papers will be taught face-to-face over three to four intensive days (usually on a Saturday), and there will also be some online discussions.

The approach is collegial and collaborative, with a focus on applying the theory to your own practice.

Complete the following papers

You may also be able to complete 30 points from other postgraduate papers with the approval of the programme leader.

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK1036
Level:
8
Points:
120
Duration:
1 year full-time / part-time available
Campus:
North Campus
Starts:

24 Feb 2020

13 Jul 2020

22 Feb 2021

12 Jul 2021

Fees:
Domestic
$8,711
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2020. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for beyond 2020, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
International
$31,642
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2020. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for beyond 2020, the tuition fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.

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