Graduate Diploma of International Studies

The Graduate Diploma of International Studies (GDIS) is a one-year programme and offers a broad perspective on business, international relations, languages and environmental studies to produce graduates whose skills are relevant to current global requirement.

The Graduate Diploma of International Studies (GDIS) is a programme designed to meet the needs of students who have completed a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline and wish to undertake further studies in specialised international studies.  

NZQA Level  7 (You must hold a relevant Bachelor's Degree) 
 Credits  120 credits
 Duration  2 semesters
 Intake  January, April, August

Course requirements 

You need to complete eight papers at second and third year undergraduate level (level 6 and 7) that reflect the specialisations within the Bachelor of Contemporary International Studies programme.  At least five of these papers must be at level 7). Choose from a range of papers from the International Business, International Relations, Environmental Studies, or Language majors.

Click here: docx GDIS paper list to download a list of papers available in the GDIS programme.