Postgraduate Diploma in Political Science

Victoria University of Wellington

Subject area

Political Science

Duration

1

1 Year

Total student fees

$7,752

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates will have advanced knowledge and understanding of aspects of the political science discipline, including theoretical issues. They will be able to evaluate and analyse findings and discussions in the political science literature, conceptualise problems in political analysis and political practice and be able to conduct small-scale, independent research on topics in political science. Graduates will be qualified for careers in public affairs including politics, the civil service, think tanks, lobbying and civil society organisations. Some graduates may be able to continue to the Master of Political Science (MPols, VI001S) or a research-based masters degree. The PGDipPols also acts as a step-off qualification for students unable to complete the MPols.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

A bachelor s degree or graduate diploma in political science or a cognate field.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


Duration

1 Year


Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$7,752 $7,752
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$7,820 $7,820
Total $15,572 $15,572

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.


Student Success

N/A


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $52,319
Earnings range $39,970 - $60,652
In employment 62%
In further study 31%
On a benefit 2%

All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.

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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

GFS (Girls Friendly Society) Pasifika Scholarship

Provided by:

Victoria University of Wellington - The Scholarships Office

Website:

http://www.victoria.ac.nz/study/student-finance/scholarships

Value:

Up to $12,000

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1st-Art-Gallery.com: Annual Art and Design Scholarship

Provided by:

1st Art Gallery Inc - Scholarship Coordinator

Website:

http://www.1st-art-gallery.com/scholarship.html

Value:

$1000

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 842 864
Phone: (04) 472 1000
Fax: (04) 499 4601
Email: info-desk@vuw.ac.nz
Web: http://www.vuw.ac.nz

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

Where does this information come from?

The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.

The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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