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Postgraduate Diploma in International Development

  • Graduate Diploma

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma

About this course

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

You'll extend your abilities to analyse international development issues, collect relevant data, and write persuasively about development issues. Your Postgraduate Diploma in International Development is also a pathway to advanced research at master's level.

Entry requirements

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

You may also apply if you have any 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. Please note that field experience includes:

  • voluntary work (eg 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