Faculty of Science

Programme for Postgraduate Diploma in Science

A Postgraduate Diploma in Science is a one year option that extends a Bachelors (BSc) degree with a postgraduate coursework qualification.

A wide range of exciting programmes are on offer and include traditional science subjects as well as specialist programmes such as Heritage Materials Science, Conservation Biology and Cross-Cultural Psychology.

In addition, the Faculty offers a Postgraduate Diploma in Meteorology. This one year full time programme is the only specialist meteorology training in New Zealand. The course consists of postgraduate course work taught by from Victoria University and MetService, and a research project.

A B+ average grade in the PGDipSc may enable you to gain entry to Part 2 of a Masters 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.