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Diploma in Law

  • Diploma

Our highly practical Diploma in Law sets you up to explore new career opportunities or enhance your current role. The online component of the Diploma will allow you to fit your studies around work and family commitments.

Key details

Degree Type
Course Code
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Mar, Jul
International Fees
$38,960 per year

About this course

A qualification in law is an asset for many careers including those not directly related to law. The knowledge and skills developed through our Diploma in Law are relevant in:

  • Finance
  • Business management
  • Human resources
  • Education
  • Local and central government
  • The voluntary sector
  • Maori governance
How it works

Typically a Diploma in Law takes two years to complete studying part-time.

The programme is offered through a combination of online lectures and in-class tutorials. Tutorials are an integral part of the programme. They are run in small groups of up to 30 students and are held in Hamilton and Tauranga. Evening options are available.

You will have access to all resources available to Te Piringa Faculty of Law students including the online library, mentoring programme, internship opportunities, competitions and scholarships. You will be supported by experienced tutors and our academic staff.

Credit towards a Bachelor of Laws

Once you successfully complete your Diploma in Law, you will have guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme and your Diploma papers will be credited towards the first and second years of your LLB programme at Waikato.

The LLB degree is only offered at the Hamilton campus. However, you may be able to complete some elective papers in Tauranga - see degree structure (below) to read about individual papers.

Entry requirements

All applications will be considered on a case-by- case basis by the Faculty of Law Admissions Committee.

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