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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. It requires you to do at least seven papers, of which at least four are at 300-level or above.

A DipGrad in Politics is a great choice if you want:

  • Extra Politics study to extend your first Politics degree, diploma or other qualification
  • To add Politics knowledge 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.

DipGrad Endorsed in Politics

The Diploma for Graduates endorsed in Politics must include at least 72 points of POLS papers at or above 300 level.

Further information

Contact the Politics DipGrad Coordinator, Dr David Jenkins (, for for further details.

Find out further information about the Diploma for Graduates.

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