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Regulations for the Degree of Master of Māori and Pacific Development (MMPD)

1.   The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations apply in these regulations.
Admission
2.   Candidates for the Degree must have
  (a)    qualified for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Māori and Pacific Development, or the degree of Bachelor of Arts of the University of Waikato, or for a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, or
  (b)    qualified for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours, or for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Development Studies, Postgraduate Diploma in Te Reo Māori, or Postgraduate Diploma in Tikanga Māori of the University of Waikato or for a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, and
  (c)    satisfied the prerequisites for graduate study in the subject(s) being presented for the Degree, at levels considered appropriate by the Academic Board.
3.   In exceptional circumstances, based on academic merit and relevant experience, candidates who do not meet the requirements of section 2 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
4.   The normal minimum period of enrolment for completion of the Degree for candidates admitted under section 2(a) of these regulations is one year or one and a half academic years. The normal minimum period of enrolment for candidartes admitted under section 2(bb) of these regulations is one academic year. The requirements of the Degree must be completed within four consecutive years of first enrolling for the Degree.
5.   Candidates must enrol in the School of Māori and Pacific Development and follow an approved programme of study.
6.   Candidates admitted under section 2(a) of these regulations must gain 180 points at 500 level or above. Candidates admitted under section 2(b) of these regulations must gain 120 points at 500 level or above.
7.   Candidates admitted under section 2(a) of these regulations must gain must gain at least 60 points from one of the following subjects, including an approved research methods paper and any compulsory papers prescribed in the relevant subject entry in the University of Waikato Calendar. Candidates admitted under section 2(b) of these regulations must gain at least 60 points from one of the following subjects, including any compulsory papers prescribed in the relevant subject entry in the University of Waikato Calendar:
  Subjects
      Development Studies
      Māori Cultural Studies/Tikanga Māori
      Māori Language/Te Reo Māori
8.   Candidates must include
  (a)    a dissertation equivalent to 60 points, or
  (b)    a thesis equivalent to 90 points, or
  (c)    a thesis equivalent to 120 points.
9.   Candidates may take up to 30 points from outside the field of the Degree.
10.   The field of the Degree comprises all the subjects listed in section 7 of these regulations.
11.   If a candidate fails a paper or papers (worth not more than 30 points in total), he or she may repeat the paper or papers or take an alternative paper or papers with the same total points value on one occasion only. A candidate who fails a paper or papers worth more than 30 points in total will not be permitted to proceed with the Degree.
Award of Honours
12.   The Degree may be awarded with
  (a)    First Class Honours, or
  (b)    Second Class Honours (first division), or
  (c)    Second Class Honours (second division),
  or without honours.
13.   Except with the approval of the Academic Board, the level of honours will be calculated on the basis of the grades for all of the papers completed for the Degree.
14.   In order to be eligible for consideration for the award of honours, the requirements of the Degree must be completed in not more than 12 consecutive months of full-time study, or, in the case of part-time study, an equivalent period not exceeding two calendar years, from the date of first enrolment in the Degree.
Variations
15.   The Dean or delegated authority may vary or waive these regulations in individual cases.

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