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Diploma in Global Cultures (DipGlobalC)


    Interaction between people from diverse cultural backgrounds has never been greater than in today's interconnected and globalised world. The Diploma in Global Cultures (DipGlobalC) prepares students for the pressing need to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for intercultural communicative competence and responsible, global citizenship.

    The DipGlobalC is a separate qualification normally completed alongside a degree programme. It offers a wide range of project-focused interdisciplinary courses that develop global perspectives and cross-cultural communication skills.

    Because of its focus on fostering global citizenship, the Diploma is particularly suitable to complement majors and minors in Languages and Cultures, Philosophy, the Arts, Environmental Science, Law, Religion, Film and Media, History, Māori and Pacifica Studies, Gender and Social work, Geography, Food Science, Science Communication, Politics, Tourism, Commerce and other areas.


    Department of Languages and Cultures



    Regulations for the Diploma in Global Cultures (DipGlobalC)

    1. Structure of the Programme

      Every programme for the diploma shall consist of papers worth not less than 126 points, including at least 36 at 300-level, as prescribed in the Schedule.

    2. Prerequisites, Corequisites and Restrictions

      Every programme of study shall satisfy the requirements for prerequisites, corequisites and restrictions set out in the Prescriptions (published in the Guide to Enrolment).

    3. Cross Credits

      1. A candidate who is enrolled for the diploma concurrently with a degree, or who has completed a degree and is proceeding with the diploma, may cross credit 100-level and 200-level papers which are common to both the degree and the diploma up to a maximum of 36 points.
      2. No paper may be cross credited between the diploma and any other undergraduate diploma.

    4. Variations

      The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.

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    Regulations on this page are taken from the 2024 Calendar and supplementary material.

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