Postgraduate Diploma in Science

A Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSc) at Victoria University of Wellington is a one year programme that extends a Bachelor's (BSc) degree with a postgraduate coursework qualification. It provides an alternative to Honours for graduates who wish to extend their subject expertise.

A wide range of exciting programmes are on offer and include traditional science subjects as well as contemporary disciplines. Victoria University also offers a number of specialist postgraduate diplomas.

A B+ average grade in the PGDipSc may enable you to gain entry to Part 2 of a Master's programme in the following year.


One year full time or two years part time.


A Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline with an average grade of B or higher in appropriate 300-level papers.

Course requirements

120 points at 400-level.

The diploma does not require a research project, although a project may be included in some programmes.


The diploma is offered in:


For more  information, please contact the Postgraduate Coordinator of the relevant School or the Science Faculty Office.