Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Law

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    Duration
    1 Year Full Time
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    Course Type
    Postgraduate
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    Location
    On Campus
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    Level
    8
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    Credits
    120

About Course

Postgraduate diplomas provide the opportunity for continuing professional development in the same area as an original degree. A postgraduate diploma can often lead to a masters degree.

Postgraduate diplomas generally compromise a one-year full-time programme of graduate papers. They build on attainment in a prior degree and demonstrated practical, professional or scholarly experience.

Law

Studying law is empowering as it affects every aspect of our life. Study Law at the University of Waikato - ranked as one of the world's top 250 universities for Law - and you'll be looking into why laws are made, who makes them, how they work and how to change them.

Everyone needs to know the law, not just lawyers. The Rule of Law is the cornerstone of the civilised society. It defines rights and obligations and provides structure to institutions of government and commerce. As an individual it governs all aspects of our lives, shapes our behaviour and provides the building blocks for our community. Law underpins many professions - business people, financial consultants, police officers, forensic scientists, parole officers, policy advisors and many other professions all need an understanding of the law.

Career opportunities

Policy Analyst & Advisor
Mediator and/or Negotiator
Legal Researcher
Board Member for Iwi or other organisations
Local government advocacy

Eligibility Criteria

A bachelors degree from the University of Waikato, or a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, and Previously completed study at an advanced level in the subject to be taken.
You also need to meet an English language entry requirement as follows: IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 overall (no band less than 6.0); iBT (internet based) TOEFL - 90 with a score of 21 in writing; Pearson PTE Academic - Overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50; Waikato Pathways - successful completion of Level 8 with a B grade average in the Certificate of Attainment in Academic (CAAE) programme.

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