Regulations - Arts

Postgraduate Diploma in Translation Studies – PGDipTranslationStud

New admissions into the Postgraduate Diploma in Translation Studies were suspended in 2022. Students who have a current enrolment in this subject should contact their faculty for advice regarding completion.

The regulations for this postgraduate diploma are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.


1 In order to be admitted to this programme, a student needs to have:

a (i) completed the requirements for a Bachelors degree from this University with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in 45 points above Stage II, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative


(ii) produced evidence to the satisfaction of Senate or its representative of appropriate academic or professional preparation, equivalent to a degree, to undertake the proposed programme


b produced evidence of competence in one of the languages offered for the Postgraduate Diploma equivalent to at least the level of a B+ grade in a language course above Stage II at this University


c for students who are not native speakers of English and who have not had at least three years of tertiary education with English as the language of instruction, a minimum overall score of IELTS (Academic) 7 or equivalent.

Duration and Total Points Value

2 A student enrolled for this postgraduate diploma must:

a pass courses with a total value of 120 points


b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Postgraduate Diplomas.

3 The total enrolment for this postgraduate diploma must not exceed 160 points.

Structure and Content

4 A student enrolled for this postgraduate diploma must complete the requirements as listed in the Postgraduate Diploma of Translation Studies Schedule.

5 With the approval of the Academic Head, Special Language Studies 700 level courses (for language study overseas) may be substituted for points from language acquisition courses.

6 A student admitted to this programme must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity Course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.


7 A student may apply to reassign courses passed for this postgraduate diploma to the Postgraduate Certificate in Translation or Master of Translation.


8 This postgraduate diploma may be awarded with Distinction or Merit as specified in the General Regulations – Postgraduate Diplomas.


9 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.


10 These regulations and/or schedule have been amended with effect from 1 January 2022.

Postgraduate Diploma in Translation Studies (PGDipTranslationStud) Schedule


60 points: TRANSLAT 712, 719

at least 30 points from FRENCH 705, GERMAN 707, ITALIAN 700, JAPANESE 707, MĀORI 712, TRANSLAT 713, 715

up to 30 points from FRENCH 720, ITALIAN 702, SPANISH 723, TRANSLAT 716–718, 726