Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences


Postgraduate Diplomas

Postgraduate diplomas can provide study opportunities in specialist disciplines and usually involve taught courses, although they may also include a research project or practicum. In many cases the completion of a postgraduate diploma (or a bachelors (honours) degree) with a B average is required for entry to a 120 point masters degree. Most postgraduate diplomas can be awarded with distinction or merit where a student's overall grade is sufficiently high.

A postgraduate diploma is open to graduates or to those who have been able to demonstrate extensive practical, professional, or scholarly experience of an appropriate kind. It consists of a programme of at least the equivalent of one year of full-time study (although it may be completed in up to four years of part-time study), and comprises courses at an advanced level.

More information on further study:

Select the programme of interest to view a description of the programme.

Note that the Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma and Master of Medical Science programmes have been discontinued from 2016. Doctors interested in taking our postgraduate courses should apply for a Health Sciences certificate, diploma or masters programme instead.

 Note that Health Management is also a specialisation in the new 180 point Master of Health Leadership programme.

The faculty also offers one diploma programme.

Postgraduate diplomas available jointly with the Faculty of Science