Postgraduate Certificate in Migration Studies

Victoria University of Wellington

Subject area

Human Geography

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Entry requirements

A bachelors degree from a tertiary institution in a relevant subject, normally with a B+ grade average or higher.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates will have knowledge of the interdisciplinary theoretical and comparative literature on human migration, which they will use to analyse practical and theoretical problems. They will communicate their ideas effectively in writing and orally. Their knowledge will inform their roles in public sector agencies and non-governmental bodies that work on human migration. Some graduates will be able to continue to the Postgraduate Diploma in Migration Studies (VI002G) or the Master of Migration Studies (VI001Z). The PGCertMigS also acts as an exit qualification for the PGDipMigS and MMigs.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Studies in Human Society at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2021

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Norman Kirk Memorial Trust Pasifika Scholarship

Provided by:

Victoria University of Wellington - The Scholarships Office



$6,000 ($2,000 per year per student up to three years).

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Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust

Provided by:

The Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust - Secretary



Previous awards have generally been given in the region of $3,000 - $5,000 (per award).

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 842 864
Phone: (04) 472 1000
Fax: (04) 499 4601

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