Postgraduate Studies - New Zealand

Postgraduate study in New Zealand leads to one of the following degrees:

Postgraduate Diploma: This is usually a one year full-time study. It is taken up after bachelor’s degree to build on the subject studied at the graduate level.

Master’s Degree: This is usually a two year full-time study after a bachelor’s degree building upon the knowledge gained at the bachelor’s level. A master’s degree in New Zealand combines a mix of coursework and research.

Doctoral DegreeA doctoral degree usually takes three years of full-time study and research. Admission to a doctoral program requires a first class or good second class honours degree, a master’s degree or equivalent qualifications.

Academic SessionBeing in the southern hemisphere, the university session begins at the end of February or beginning of March and ends in October.

CoursesEight universities in New Zealand offer a wide range of postgraduate courses.

Click on the following universities to learn more about the postgraduate courses:

Application: Application to various universities for postgraduate studies should be made directly to the universities.

Eligibility
Most New Zealand universities accept the Indian graduation system of three years for entry into most postgraduate courses. An Indian bachelor degree like B.A., B.Com. or B.Sc. is equivalent to a New Zealand Bachelor (Ordinary) Degree.

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