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Regulations for the Degree of Master of Counselling (MCouns)


Admission
1.   Candidates for the degree of Master of Counselling must have
  (a)   qualified for the award of a bachelors degree of the University of Waikato or a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, and
  (b)   provided evidence of at least two years’ prior experience and/or professional preparation in counselling.
  (c)   been selected as a suitable person for the Counselling programme.
2.   In exceptional cases, based on academic merit or evidence of adequate professional preparation and experience, candidates who do not meet the requirements of section 1 of these regulations may be considered for admission subject to the completion of any qualifying papers the Academic Board may prescribe which must be completed, either prior to or concurrently.
Requirements for the degree
3.   Candidates must enrol and follow an approved programme of study in the School of Education for at least two years.
4.   Candidates must gain the equivalent of 240 points at Level 5 from the papers offered for the degree including any compulsory papers from those prescribed in the Calendar.
5.   Candidates must pass the counselling practicum component to be eligible for the award of the MCouns degree.
6.   The programme of study must comprise
  (a)   120 points from the compulsory papers for the degree as prescribed in the Calendar including a practicum, and a thesis equivalent to 120 points, or
  (b)   120 points from the compulsory papers for the degree as prescribed in the Calendar including a practicum, and a thesis equivalent to 90 points, and a further 30 points from the prescribed papers, or
  (c)   120 points from the compulsory papers for the degree as prescribed in the Calendar including a practicum, and a dissertation equivalent to 60 points, and a further 60 points from the prescribed papers, or
  (d)   240 points from the prescribed papers, including at least 120 points from the compulsory papers for the degree as prescribed in the Calendar, including the practicum1.
7.   Approval to enrol in the degree will be subject to the availability of a suitable supervisor for the dissertation.
8.   Candidates must arrange their own practicum placement in order to meet the requirements of section 6 of these regulations. The arrangements must be approved by the Coordinator of Counsellor Education.
9.   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 honours. A candidate who fails more than one paper will not be permitted to proceed with the degree.
10.   The degree may be awarded with First Class Honours, Second Class Honours (first division), Second Class Honours (second division), or without honours.
Exemptions and credit transfers
11.   Candidates who have completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling of the University of Waikato, or a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, will be exempted from 180 points for the MCouns.
12.   Candidates may, with approval, substitute 60 points from other subjects listed in the Calendar in place of those prescribed for the degree.
13.   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.
Transitional arrangements
These regulations are effective from 1 January 2001. Candidates who enrolled for the MCouns before 2001 and who have not yet completed the degree may apply to the Dean of Education either to complete the degree under the 2000 regulations (as set out in the 2000 Calendar) or, alternatively, to transfer to a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling. Decisions will be made on a case by case basis depending on the number of papers completed towards the MCouns. Enquiries about transitional arrangements may be referred to the Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies of the School of Education.
Limitations
The intake for this programme will be limited. Intending candidates should make enquiries regarding application and selection procedures to the Coordinator of Counselling Education by 31 October at the latest in the year prior to that in which they intend studying for the MCouns.
Note:
1.   Candidates who complete a MCouns by coursework alone would not ordinarily be permitted to apply for admission directly to doctoral study.

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