For those who feel they are not quite ready for a full Master’s degree but would like to explore postgraduate study and ease their way into it, we offer the Postgraduate Certificate in Mission, and the Postgraduate Diploma in Mission. This involves the same process as the MA in most respects, except that you take fewer overall units. Whereas the full MA is 4 taught units plus a 12-15,000 word dissertation, the Diploma is 4 units without a dissertation, and the Postgraduate Certificate is just 2 units, and with a slightly lower pass mark (40% rather than 50%).
It is also possible for students to upgrade from the Certificate and Diploma levels once they have begun their studies, depending upon their progress. All relevant information regarding the Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma (including unit/Pathway options, and application info) is available via the main MA Mission page.