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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.
1. Admission to the Master of Public Administration requires that the candidate will:
(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and shall:
(b) have been awarded or qualified for a relevant Bachelor's degree having achieved a grade average of at least a B- in the highest level courses, or equivalent.
2. Candidates for the Master of Public Administration shall follow a parts-based programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 180 credits comprising Part One and Part Two as defined by the Schedule to the Degree.
3. The Degree of Master of Public Administration is awarded without a subject specialisation.
4. For progression from Part One to Part Two of the Master of Public Administration, candidates must have achieved a grade average of at least a B- over the Part One courses.
5. In cases of sufficient merit, the Degree of Master of Public Administration may be awarded with Distinction or Merit.
6. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.
7. 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 progression from Part One to Part Two, or who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Business or the Postgraduate Certificate in Business should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.
8. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.
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Last updated on Tuesday 08 October 2019