A qualification in law is an asset for many careers including those not directly related to law. The knowledge and skills developed through our Diploma in Law are relevant in:
Typically a Diploma in Law takes two years to complete studying part-time.
The programme is offered through a combination of online lectures and in-class tutorials. Tutorials are an integral part of the programme. They are run in small groups of up to 30 students and are held in Hamilton and Tauranga. Evening options are available.
You will have access to all resources available to Te Piringa Faculty of Law students including the online library, mentoring programme, internship opportunities, competitions and scholarships. You will be supported by experienced tutors and our academic staff.Credit towards a Bachelor of Laws
Once you successfully complete your Diploma in Law, you will have guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme and your Diploma papers will be credited towards the first and second years of your LLB programme at Waikato.
The LLB degree is only offered at the Hamilton campus. However, you may be able to complete some elective papers in Tauranga - see degree structure (below) to read about individual papers.