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Up Grade: Skills For Postgraduate Study at MIT

Professional development (PD) Auckland, Waikato

Posted: 07 August 2017
Notice reference #: 1H9ds3

‘Up Grade’ is an eight week course to prepare you for postgraduate study. The course has been developed by the University of Auckland, Faculty of Education and Social Work, and is delivered by faculty staff.

The aims of the course are to:

• Build the analytical and academic writing skills necessary for successful postgraduate study,

• Build confidence that postgraduate study is achievable and worthwhile,

• Enable you to make an informed decision regarding your future study and qualification options. 

Programme overview   

This is an eight week course that runs over eight afternoon sessions starting 24 August and running through 26 October.

The course will have two main components:

Activities related to the processes involved in critiquing academic literature

Activities related to the processes involved in writing a literature review.

The first session will be a three-hour induction session. 

This course is designed for teachers and others wishing to transition to postgraduate study.

Academic prerequisites for postgraduate study can be found at

Events summary


30 August 2017 – 30 August 2017


30 August 2017 – 30 August 2017