The Postgraduate Diploma in Social Science
|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)
||Candidates for the Postgraduate
Diploma in Social Science Research must have
||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
||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.
||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.
||Every candidate for admission to the diploma must be
accepted by the Convenor of the Social Science Research Programme.
||Candidates must enrol and follow an approved programme
of study in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for at least
||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.
||The diploma may be awarded with Distinction.
||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.