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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts
PGDipArts

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and:

(b) have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in the intended postgraduate subject, or equivalent.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits, comprising:

(a) courses from the Schedule to the Diploma;

(b) completion of an endorsement.

Specialisations

3. Candidates may complete an endorsement by passing at least 120 credits in an endorsement. The requirements for each endorsement are set out in the Schedule for the Qualification.

4. The endorsements available for the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts are: Defence and Security Studies, Economics, Education, English, Geography, Geospatial Science, History, Māori Studies, Media Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Social Anthropology, Social Policy, and Sociology.

Completion Requirements

5. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

6. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes. Candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation, may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Arts should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

7. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

8. Candidates enrolled in the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts who have completed at least 60 credits towards the Geographic Information Systems endorsement prior to 01 January 2019 may substitute courses already completed towards the endorsement for courses included in the Geospatial Science endorsement. Such candidates may be permitted to complete the endorsement under its previous title (Geographic Information Systems). These transition provisions expire on 31 December 2020.

Schedule for the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts

Endorsements

Defence and Security Studies (120 credits)

Subject courses

294.701 New Zealand National Security 30 credits  
294.704 Command, Leadership and Management 30 credits  
294.709 Terrorism 30 credits  
294.741 Intelligence in the International Security Environment 30 credits  
294.744 Intelligence Operations 30 credits  
294.770 Border and Maritime Security 30 credits  
294.790 Research Methods in Defence and Security Studies 30 credits  

Economics (120 credits)

Subject courses

125.785 Research Methods in Economics and Finance 30 credits  
178.702 Macroeconomics 30 credits P 178.703; or 178.200 and either 178.220 or 178.280 R 178.700, 178.714
178.703 The Theory and Practice of Economics 30 credits  
178.712 International Monetary Economics 30 credits P 178.703 or 125.700 or 125.330 or PHOS
178.713 Microeconomics 30 credits P 178.301 or 178.703
178.718 Health Economics 30 credits  
178.732 Advanced Econometrics 30 credits P 125.785 or any 300-level Econometrics course
178.755 Economic Growth, International and Development Economics 30 credits P Any undergraduate-level Economics course or 178.703 R 178.750, 178.770
178.775 The Economics of Knowledge and Innovation 30 credits P 115.113 or 115.106 or 178.1xx or 178.703

Education (120 credits)

Subject courses

254.702 Facing Big Questions in Education 30 credits  
254.744 Educational Issues Among Pacific Islands Peoples in New Zealand 30 credits  
254.773 Educational Policy Analysis 30 credits  
254.774 Evaluation of Educational Organisations 30 credits  
254.775 Management of Human Resources in Educational Organisations 30 credits  
261.765 Trends in Digital Education 30 credits  
263.704 Advanced Studies in Motivation and Learning 30 credits  
265.737 Young Children and Their Families 30 credits  
267.782 Quantitative Research in Education 15 credits R 267.720; 267.788; 267.723; 267.780
267.783 Qualitative Research in Education 15 credits R 267.720; 267.723; 267.780; 267.788
269.733 Mana Motuhake: Contemporary Issues in Māori & Indigenous Education 30 credits  

English (120 credits)

List A: Subject courses (At least 90 credits from)

139.703 Critical and Creative Research 30 credits  
139.710 Rhetoric, Composition and the Teaching of Writing 30 credits  
139.724 Literary Revolutions: Romantic and Victorian Literature 30 credits  
139.728 Early Modern Metadrama: Vices and Devices 30 credits  
139.750 Contemporary New Zealand Writers in an International Context 30 credits  
139.758 Postcolonial Theory and Writing 30 credits  

List B: Subject courses (No more than 30 credits from)

139.763 Community Theatre 30 credits  
139.765 New Directions in Creative Writing 30 credits  
154.708 Modern Fiction, Popular Culture and the Media 30 credits  

Geography (120 credits)

Subject courses

145.710 Consumption and Place 30 credits  
145.711 Foundations in Human Geography 30 credits R 145.706
145.712 Frontiers in Human Geography 30 credits R 145.701
145.730 Applied Coastal Geomorphology 15 credits R 145.705
145.731 Applied Fluvial Geomorphology 15 credits R 145.705
145.732 Landslide Investigation and Management 15 credits R 145.705
145.734 Paleoecology, Palynology and Biogeography 15 credits R 145.704
145.735 Detecting Geomorphic Change 15 credits R 145.702
145.736 Advanced Physical Geography Techniques 15 credits R 145.702
233.721 Global Climate Change 15 credits P 145.320 or 233.310 R 145.704, 233.702

Geospatial Science (120 credits)

Compulsory course

132.738 GIS Principles and Applications 30 credits  

Subject courses (90 credits from)

132.740 GIS Programming and Practice 30 credits P 132.738
145.799 Research Report (30) 30 credits  
158.740 Geoinformatics 15 credits  
189.761 Applied Remote Sensing 30 credits  
230.705 Interpretation in Geospatial Analytics 15 credits  
233.706 Environmental Geographical Information Systems 30 credits  
233.707 Environmental Remote Sensing 30 credits  

History (120 credits)

Subject courses

148.720 Advanced Historiography 30 credits  
148.730 Advanced Historical Methodology 30 credits  
148.799 Research Report (60) 60 credits  

Māori Studies (120 credits)

Subject courses

150.701 Tino Rangatiratanga: Strategic Māori Development 30 credits  
150.702 Pae Ora: Māori Health Advancement 30 credits  
150.710 Te Reo Whakawhitiwhiti: The Language of Everyday Communication 30 credits  
150.711 Te Tau-Ihu o te Reo: Advanced Māori Literature 30 credits  
150.714 Ta Te Māori Rangahau Korero: Māori Research Methodologies 30 credits  
150.715 Taonga Tuku Iho: Heritage Aotearoa 30 credits  

Media Studies (120 credits)

Subject courses

154.701 Modern and Postmodern Visual Cultures 30 credits  
154.702 Advanced Film Studies 30 credits  
154.704 Researching Media and Cultural Studies 30 credits  
154.707 The World of Noir 30 credits  
154.708 Modern Fiction, Popular Culture and the Media 30 credits  
154.709 Technology and Cultural Change 30 credits  
154.747 Media Practice and Global Culture 30 credits P 154.204 or 154.224 or 154.304
219.705 Advanced News Media Processes 30 credits  

Philosophy (120 credits)

Compulsory course

134.710 Philosophical Research 30 credits  

Subject courses

134.740 Advanced Study of Philosophical Topics 30 credits  
134.750 Advanced Study of Philosophical Texts 30 credits  
134.760 Advanced Philosophical Inquiry 30 credits  
134.798 Research Report (30) 30 credits  
134.799 Research Report (60) 60 credits  

Politics (120 credits)

Subject courses

150.701 Tino Rangatiratanga: Strategic Māori Development 30 credits  
176.702 Advanced Social Inquiry 30 credits  
200.761 International Relations: Theory and Practice 30 credits  
200.762 Presidents and Prime Ministers 30 credits  
219.708 Political Communication 30 credits  

Psychology (120 credits)

Compulsory course

175.738 Psychological Research: Principles of Design 15 credits  

Subject courses

175.718 Postmodernism and Psychology 15 credits  
175.719 Applied Criminal Psychology 15 credits  
175.720 Advanced Psychology of Women 15 credits  
175.721 Child and Family Therapy 15 credits  
175.722 Principles of Clinical Neuropsychology 15 credits  
175.724 Advanced Experimental Psychology 30 credits P 175.203 and either 175.205 or 175.206
175.725 Advanced Social Psychology 30 credits  
175.729 Psychology and Culture 15 credits  
175.730 Professional Practice in Psychology 15 credits  
175.732 Psychological Well-being in Organisations 15 credits  
175.733 Sustainable Livelihood 15 credits  
175.734 Child Clinical Neuropsychology 15 credits  
175.737 Occupational Psychology 15 credits  
175.739 Health Psychology: Understanding Health and Illness 15 credits  
175.740 Occupational Health Psychology 15 credits  
175.741 Psychological Assessment in Organisations 15 credits  
175.743 Health Psychology: The Social Context 15 credits  
175.744 Health Psychology: Promoting Health 15 credits  
175.746 Psychological Research: Multivariate Data Analysis 15 credits  
175.747 The Psychology of Sport and Exercise 15 credits  
175.748 The Psychology of Organisational Change 15 credits  
175.751 Neuropsychological Rehabilitation 15 credits  
175.761 Theory and Practice of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy 15 credits  
175.781 Clinical Psychopathology 15 credits  
175.782 Clinical Psychology Assessment 15 credits  
175.783 Clinical Psychology Interventions 15 credits  

Social Anthropology (120 credits)

Subject courses

146.701 Contemporary Approaches in Anthropological Theory 30 credits  
146.703 The Practice of Anthropology 30 credits  
146.798 Research Report (60) 60 credits  
146.799 Research Report (30) 30 credits  

Social Policy (120 credits)

Subject courses

132.741 Long-Term Community Planning 30 credits R 132.737 (2008 only)
179.702 Advanced Research Methods 30 credits  
179.783 Māori Development and the Social Services 30 credits  
279.701 Social Policy and Political Economy 30 credits  
279.703 Social Policy Studies 30 credits  

Social Work (120 credits)

No new enrolments

Sociology (120 credits)

Subject courses

176.701 Current Issues and Theories 30 credits P 176.324
176.702 Advanced Social Inquiry 30 credits  
176.718 Environmental Sociology 30 credits  

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