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Diploma for Graduates (DipGrad)

The Diploma for Graduates is a very flexible qualification that can be structured to meet your requirements

The DipGrad is paper based, and is available either as a full-time course taught over one year, or part-time over more than one year.

A DipGrad in Marketing is a great choice if you're looking for:

  • Extra Marketing study to extend your first Marketing degree, diploma or other qualification
  • Marketing knowledge to add to a qualification from another discipline
  • A bridging qualification to access a course of higher study, such as a Postgraduate Diploma or a Masters degree

To enrol for a DipGrad, you'll be expected to have a degree or a diploma from a New Zealand university, or provide satisfactory evidence of appropriate training and experience.

There are two types of DipGrad: Flexible and Endorsed. The Flexible DipGrad allows you to build on any extra papers you may have taken during your degree. The Endorsed DipGrad allows you to concentrate your papers in one specific subject area as if you were acquiring an extra major.

Need more information about studying for a DipGrad?

Take a look at the programme requirements for a Diploma for Graduates (DipGrad) and apply for a DipGrad.

If you are interested in finding out more about our DipGrad programme, please contact us:


Diploma for Graduates endorsed in Marketing

The Diploma for Graduates endorsed in Marketing consists of papers worth at least 54 points from those prescribed for a Marketing major at 300 level and/or from those available at a higher level in Marketing.

Diploma for Graduates endorsed in Advertising

The Diploma for Graduates Endorsed in Advertising is one of the most flexible and inclusive options to study at the University of Otago. The very competitive creative industries are by nature interdisciplinary: required capabilities range from strategy to the arts, from copywriting to digital craft, from research to commerce. Beyond the two core advertising papers MART 333, MART 469 and a MART 300-level paper, you may include papers from any department, and build a portfolio of expertise that suits your individual ambitions. This includes the condensed papers from the Masters of Entrepreneurship programme for students who want to combine digital and creative vocations and start-ups. For more information contact the caretaker of the University of Otago’s reputable advertising specialisation, Dr. Roel Wijland. Feel free to pass by in Otago Business School Room 4.24 or visit The Brandbach virtually in the website below to explore the core courses.

Contact details:

Tel +64 3 455 4877