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Regulations for the Graduate Diploma in Social Sciences (GradDipSocSc)

1.   The Graduate Diploma in Social Sciences is available to graduates who have not included the subject they are taking for the diploma at an advanced level in their first degree.
2.   Every candidate for the Graduate Diploma in Social Sciences must have qualified for the award of a bachelors degree of the University of Waikato or for a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent.
3.   In exceptional circumstances, candidates who do not meet the requirements of section 2 of these regulations may be accepted into the diploma if they have the training, experience and ability which the Academic Board considers suitable for the diploma.
4.   Every candidate for admission to the diploma must be accepted by the chairperson of the relevant subject or convenor of the relevant specified programme.
5.   Candidates must enrol and follow a programme of study in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for at least one year. The programme of study must comply with the particular subject requirements as set out in the Calendar.
6.   Every candidate must gain 120 points in one of the subjects for the diploma, including at least 60 points at Level 3. The papers taken are to include those required for a BSocSc major in the subject.
7.   The subjects for the diploma are:
      Asian Studies
      Cognitive Science1
      Education Studies
      Human Development
      Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management
      Labour Studies
      Māori and Pacific Development
      Political Science
      Public Policy
      Resources and Environmental Planning
      Social Policy
      Tikanga Māori/Māori Cultural Studies
      Tourism Studies
      Women’s and Gender Studies
8.   A candidate may be permitted to credit towards the diploma, papers passed prior to enrolment as a diploma candidate, provided that these papers have not been counted previously towards another qualification.
9.   The diploma will be awarded without classification as to honours or distinction.
10.   The Academic Board or delegated authority may vary or waive these regulations in individual cases.
1.   Candidates may only enrol in a GradDipSocSc in this subject if they have already completed a sufficient number of the required papers, or papers considered by the programme director to be equivalent to the required papers, for the subject during their undergraduate degree, thus enabling them to complete the remaining papers required for the subject within their diploma programme.

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