Postgraduate Diploma in Political Science
Victoria University of Wellington
Total student fees
over 1 Year - details
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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
A bachelor s degree or graduate diploma in political science or a cognate field.
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(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.
National Graduate Outcomes
Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:
|Earnings range||$39,970 - $60,652|
|In further study||31%|
|On a benefit||2%|
All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.
Examples of related scholarships
GFS (Girls Friendly Society) Pasifika Scholarship
Victoria University of Wellington - The Scholarships Office
Up to $12,000
This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.
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.