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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Education)

Key facts

  • Available via Distance Learning
  • Not available for international students

Take your study of education to the next level

With Massey’s Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Education) you can build on your undergraduate interests and develop your research and analysis skills.

Find out more about the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts parent structure.

What is it like?

With the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Education), you’ll gain great skills and become a sought-after graduate. This programme will help your decision-making, and give you a better understanding of developments in education and society.

Fully investigate your education interests

With a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Education) at Massey, you can further investigate education issues that interested you as an undergraduate.

Massey offers you flexibility in the subjects you study, so you can follow your passions, whatever area of education you’re interested in.

Take your study further

When you have completed your postgraduate diploma you may have the opportunity to study for a master’s degree.

If you want to be a teacher

Please note that the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Education) doesn’t qualify you to be a teacher. If you want to become a teacher, please explore your options in our education pathways tool.

Massey is ranked in the world’s top 150 universities for education in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking.

A good fit if you:

  • Have an undergraduate major in education
  • Want to be involved in current education debates
  • Are keen to investigate a particular aspect of education
  • Are thinking of doing a Master of Arts (Education)


A Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Education) can open up a variety of career pathways. Education is a broad sector where you can work in education-based services or in educational roles in other organisations. 

Possible careers and employment fields include:

  • Policy analysts
  • Educational roles in aid agencies
  • Social services roles
  • Government and non-government educational services
  • Research and evaluation in an educational context
  • Policy development

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