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Regulations for the Degree of Master of Arts (MA)


1.   Candidates for the degree of Master of Arts must have
  (a)   qualified for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours 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.   In exceptional cases, based on academic merit, candidates who have a maximum of 30 points left to complete in order to meet the requirements for the award of the Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree (or approved equivalent) may be permitted to enrol in the Master of Arts. The Master of Arts will not be deemed to have been completed until the qualifying degree has also been completed.
3.   Acceptance into the Master of Arts degree is subject to the availability of a suitable supervisor for the dissertation or thesis required under section 6 of these regulations.
4.   Candidates must enrol, and follow an approved programme of study for at least one year.
5.   Candidates enrolling in the subjects listed in section 6(a) of these regulations will enrol in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Candidates enrolling in the subjects listed in section 6(b) of these regulations will enrol in the School of Māori and Pacific Development.
6.   Candidates must gain a total of 120 points at Level 5, including any compulsory papers prescribed in the Calendar, in one of the following subjects:
  (a)   Chinese
  Education Studies
  English
  French
  German
  History
  International Relations and Security Studies1
  Japanese
  Mathematics
  Music
  Philosophy
  Political Science
  Romance Languages
  Screen and Media Studies
  Theatre Studies
  (b)   Te Reo Māori/Māori Language
  Tikanga Māori/Māori Cultural Studies
  Candidates may be permitted to replace a maximum of 60 points with 60 points at Level 5 from another subject or subjects.
7.   The programme of study must include either
  (a)   a dissertation equivalent to 60 points, or
  (b)   a thesis equivalent to 90 points, or
  (c)   a thesis equivalent to 120 points.
8.   If 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 more than once will not be permitted to proceed with the degree.
9.   The requirements for the degree must be completed within four consecutive years of first enrolling for the degree.
10.   The degree may be awarded with First Class Honours, Second Class Honours (first division) or Second Class Honours (second division) or without honours. The academic criteria for each class of honours are set out in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Handbook for Graduate Students. Except with the approval of the Academic Board, the award of honours will be calculated on the basis of the first 120 points completed by the candidate while enrolled for the degree, including any failed paper.
11.   The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations Governing Graduate Degrees apply in these regulations and include provisions for the variation and waiver of these regulations in individual cases by the Academic Board or delegated authority.
Note:
1.   Students who wish to present International Relations and Security Studies for the MA degree are normally required to have completed the Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations and Security Studies.

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