Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (PGDipArts) in Economics




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (PGDipArts) requires two semesters of full-time, or its equivalent in part-time, study. It entails a structured programme of postgraduate coursework and, in some instances, a piece of supervised research that counts for one or two of the required papers. The normal admission requirement is a completed Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in the major of the proposed programme.
Graduates are employed in administration, business, education, government, industry and journalism where their advanced knowledge of an academic area, ability to solve problems, research and writing skills are valued. It is also a recognised qualification for admission as a candidate for the Master of Arts (MA) and, if a dissertation is included, the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
The programme may be taken by full-time candidates in one year, or by part-time candidates over more than one year. Any paper in which a candidate is enrolled in any year shall be examined in that year.
Economics is about choice and is at the heart of all decision-making. Governments, businesses and individuals are all faced with making choices in situations where resources are scarce. As a result, Economics is applicable in a wide range of fields, including business, finance, administration, law, local and national government and, indeed, most aspects of everyday life. One of the strengths of Economics is that it provides a logical way of looking at a variety of issues. It is not just a subject - it is a way of thinking.
In studying Economics you will examine topics of obvious importance to human well-being, for example unemployment, economic growth, inflation, poverty, the distribution of income, and resource allocation in areas such as education, health, business and the environment.
Level of Award of the Diploma
The diploma may be awarded with distinction or with credit.
Diploma in a Second Subject
A student who has obtained the diploma in one subject may become a candidate for the diploma in any other subject.


Which department am I in? Division of Humanities

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Students who hold any of the following qualifications are eligible to apply for admission to the PhD programme at Otago: A Master's degree (which must include a research component); A Bachelor's degree with Honours (which must include a research component); Equivalent research experience. Other English Language Requirements accepted: Paper-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 587 (TWE 4.5); Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - minimum of 50; APIEL (Advanced Placement International English Language) examination - Grade 4; University of Otago Language Centre Postgraduate English for Otago - Grade C or higher.

Entry Requirement For International Student

Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities). Every applicant shall: either have been admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Arts majoring in the subject or subjects of study proposed; or have been admitted with the status of one who is entitled to proceed to the diploma; or have a qualification acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and produce evidence satisfactory to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of ability to proceed to the diploma.
English Language Requirements:
IELTS - Score of 6.5 in the academic module (with no individual band below 6.0); Internet-based TOEFL Score of 95 with a minimum writing score of 22.; Paper-based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 587 (TWE 4.5); Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Overall score of 176 (with no individual band below 169); Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - Overall score of 176 (with no individual band below 169); APIEL Advanced Placement International English Language Examination - Grade 4 or higher; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic - Overall score of 64 with no communicative skills score below 57; University of Otago Foundation Studies Ltd: Completion of 'English for Postgraduate Academic Purposes' with a grade of C or higher.

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by this university
The University of Canterbury offers below pathways courses for this subject Certificate in Commerce (CertCom) in Accounting
Certificate in Commerce (CertCom) in Computer Science
Certificate in Commerce (CertCom) in Economics
Certificate in Commerce (CertCom) in Finance
Certificate in University Preparation (CUP)
Certificate in Commerce (CertCom) in Information Systems
Certificate in Commerce (CertCom) in Management
Certificate in Commerce (CertCom) in Marketing
Foundation Studies Certificate
STAR Programme
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from UCIC New Zealand

Full Time (1 year)

NZ$28,152.00 (US$ 19,599) per year

26 February 2018, 9 July 2018

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