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Postgraduate Certificate in International Development

  • Graduate Certificate

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate

About this course

Development studies at Massey is ranked in the top 100 in the world in the QS World University Rankings.

Graduates of the Postgraduate Certificate in International Development will be able to apply their knowledge and skills to developing policy and strategies and to managing and evaluating international development programmes. They will evaluate contemporary international development theories, policies and approaches and draw out relevant implications from research.

Entry requirements

Admission to the Postgraduate Certificate in International Development requires you to have a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Development Studies, or equivalent (e.g. BA with a major in International Relations, Social Anthropology or Sociology), with a minimum B- average across the 300 level courses.

You may also apply if you have a Bachelor's degree with a B- average across the 300 level courses along with relevant field or industry experience of an appropriate kind and duration.

Note: field experience includes:

  • voluntary work (e.g. refugee resettlement with Red Cross
  • supporting a disadvantaged community group in NZ)
  • other relevant work or experience (eg a social worker, nurse or teacher in NZ or overseas)
  • specific development experience (eg an engineer who worked in Nepal).

You will need to provide your curriculum vitae outlining your experience.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Study locations


Distance Learning