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Regulations for the Certificate in General Studies (CertGenSt)


1.   Candidates for the Certificate in General Studies must enrol and follow an approved and coherent programme of study for one year, or its equivalent in part-time study, in a School of Studies or Faculty of the University. Approval of the programme of study is at the discretion of the Dean of the School of Studies or Faculty responsible for the candidate’s area of study.
2.   Candidates must gain 120 points in subjects or programmes offered for bachelors degrees in one of the following disciplines:
      Arts
      Communication Studies
      Computing and Mathematical Sciences
      Education
      Management Studies
      Māori and Pacific Development
      Science and Technology
      Social Sciences
      Sport and Leisure Studies
  Candidates must satisfy the specific requirements set out in the appendix to these regulations.
3.   The candidate’s certificate will be endorsed to reflect the area of study, selected from the list provided in section 2 of these regulations.
4.   A candidate who has been awarded the Certificate in General Studies may apply to credit the papers passed to a bachelors degree. A candidate who wishes to credit more than 30 points at Level 1 under the provisions of this regulation will be required to surrender the Certificate in General Studies before the credit will be awarded.
5.   A candidate who has not been awarded the certificate may apply to transfer papers passed while enrolled for the certificate to a bachelors degree.

Appendix
In order to ensure coherence in a particular discipline, individual programmes of study must satisfy the following schedule:
Arts: 120 points from subjects and programmes offered for the BA degree.
Communication Studies: 120 points from subjects and programmes offered for the BCS degree.
Computing and Mathematical Sciences: 120 points from subjects and programmes offered for the BCMS degree.
Education: 120 points from the subject Education Studies, and from teaching studies papers offered in the School of Education. Papers in the subject Professional Education are not available for Certificate in General Studies candidates.
Management Studies: 120 points from subjects and programmes offered for the BMS degree.
Māori and Pacific Development: 120 points from subjects and programmes offered for the BMPD degree.
Science and Technology: 120 points from no more than four subjects offered for the BSc or BSc(Tech) degrees.
Social Sciences: 120 points from subjects and programmes offered for the BSocSc degree.
Sport and Leisure Studies: 120 points from the subjects and programmes offered for the BSpLS degree.

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