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The Postgraduate Diploma in Social Science Research


Enquiries and applications should be referred to the Director of the Social Science Research programme.
With the approval of the Director of the Social Science Research programme, candidates may be permitted to credit towards the diploma no more than one paper (30 points) passed at another University provided that this paper has not previously been counted towards another qualification.

Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Social Science Research (PGDipSocScRes)
Admission
1.   Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Social Science Research must have
  (a)   qualified for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Social Sciences of the University of Waikato, or a qualification considered equal by the Academic Board, or
  (b)   in exceptional circumstances, have produced other evidence which satisfies the Academic Board that he or she has adequate training and ability to proceed to the diploma programme, on such terms as the Academic Board may prescribe with respect to qualifying papers which must be passed or additional work which must be completed, either prior to admission or concurrently.
2.   With the special approval of the Academic Board, candidates who have completed the minimum requirements for the qualifying degree in section 1(a) of these regulations in the major subject or subjects presented for that degree and has no more than 20 points left to complete the requirements of that degree may be permitted to enrol concurrently in the PGDipSocScRes. Such a candidate may not be awarded the diploma until he or she has also qualified for the award of the bachelors degree.
3.   Every candidate for admission to the diploma must be accepted by the Convenor of the Social Science Research Programme.
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 the equivalent of 120 points at Level 5 from the papers offered for the diploma, including any compulsory papers as prescribed in the Calendar.
6.   The diploma may be awarded with Distinction.
7.   Where a candidate fails a paper, he or she may be permitted to repeat the paper or take an alternative paper on one occasion only. A candidate who fails a paper will not be eligible for the award of distinction. A candidate who fails more than one paper will not be permitted to proceed with the diploma.

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