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Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Policy (PGDipPP)


1.   Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Policy must have qualified for the award of a bachelors degree of the University of Waikato with a specialisation in Economics, History, Political Science or a management studies discipline, or for a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent.
2.   In exceptional circumstances, candidates without the requirements specified in section 1 of these regulations may be accepted into the PGDipPP programme subject to the completion of any coursework or the passing of any papers under terms and to standards determined by the Academic Board.
3.   Candidates must be accepted by the Chairperson of the Department of Political Science and Public Policy.
4.   Candidates must enrol and follow an approved programme of study in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for at least one year.
5.   Candidates must gain 120 points at Level 5 including any compulsory papers prescribed in the schedule in the Calendar.
6.   The diploma may be awarded with Distinction. Eligibility for distinction will be determined after all the work for the diploma has been assessed. Candidates will be eligible for distinction only if the requirements are completed within two consecutive years.
7.   The Academic Board or delegated authority may vary or waive these regulations in individual cases.
8.   Notwithstanding anything in these regulations, if it deems it appropriate on individual cases, the Academic Board may approve a personal programme of study other than that prescribed in section 5 of these regulations.

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