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Regulations for the Degree of Master of Arts (Applied) (MA(Applied))


1.   Candidates for the degree of Master of Arts (Applied) must have qualified for the award of
  (a)   a university degree, or a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, and normally
  (b)   the Postgraduate Diploma in Second Language Teaching of the University of Waikato, or a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent.
2.   In exceptional circumstances, candidates who do not meet the standard entry requirements specified in section 1 of these regulations, may, on the basis of evidence of adequate training and ability, be permitted to enrol in the Master of Arts (Applied), subject to the completion of any qualifying papers or additional work as may be required by the Academic Board, either prior to admission or concurrently.
3.   Candidates must enrol and follow an approved programme of study in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for at least one year.
4.   Candidates must gain a total of 120 points at Level 5 in Applied Linguistics, including the compulsory papers prescribed in the Calendar. Candidates may be permitted to replace a maximum of 60 points with 60 points at Level 5 from another subject or subjects.
5.   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.
6.   Candidates may be permitted to include in their programme of study a dissertation equivalent to 30 or 60 points, or a thesis equivalent to 90 points.
7.   The requirements for the degree must normally be completed within four years of first enrolling for the degree.
8.   The degree may be awarded with First Class Honours, Second Class Honours (first division) or Second Class Honours (second division) or without honours. 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.
9.   A candidate may be eligible for consideration for the award of honours only if the requirements for the degree are completed within three years from the date of first enrolment.
10.   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.

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