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Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Communication Studies with Honours (BCS(Hons))


1.   Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Communication Studies with Honours must have
  (a)   qualified for the award of the Bachelor of Communication Studies degree of the University of Waikato, or a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, and
  (b)   satisfied the prerequisites for graduate study in the subject(s) being presented for the degree, at levels considered appropriate by the Academic Board.
2.   Candidates who have completed the requirements of the major subject (being the subject to be taken for the Bachelor of Communication Studies with Honours degree) in the qualifying bachelors degree, but who have no more than 40 points left to complete that degree, may be permitted to enrol in the Bachelor of Communication Studies with Honours degree. The Bachelor of Communication Studies with Honours will not be deemed to have been completed until the bachelors degree has also been completed.
3.   Candidates must enrol and follow an approved programme of study in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or the Waikato Management School for at least one year.
4.   Candidates must gain 120 points at Level 5, including any compulsory papers prescribed in the Calendar, in one of the following subjects:
      English Studies
      Management Communication
      Marketing
      Media Studies
      Public Relations
  Candidates may be permitted to substitute a maximum of 30 points at Level 5 from another subject.
5.   If a candidate fails a paper or papers worth not more than 30 points in total, he or she may repeat the paper(s) or take an alternative papers with the same total point value on one occasion only. A candidate who fails papers worth more than 30 points in total will not be permitted to proceed with the degree.
6.   The degree may be awarded with First Class Honours, Second Class Honours (first division), Second Class Honours (second division), or Third Class Honours.
7.   The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations Governing Graduate Degrees apply in these regulations and include provisions for the variation or waiver of these regulations in individual cases by the Academic Board or delegated authority.

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