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Regulations for the Degree of Master of Sport and Leisure Studies (MSpLS)

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 Sport and Leisure Studies 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 Sport and Leisure Studies with Honours, or for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and Leisure Studies, or for a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, and
  (c)    satisfied the prerequisites for postgraduate 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 calendar year or one and a half academic years. The normal minimum period of enrolment for completion of the Degree for candidates admitted under section 2(b) of the regulations is one academic year.
5.   Candidates must enrol in the Faculty of Education and follow an approved programme of study.
6.   Candidates who are admitted under section 2(a) of these regulations must gain 180 points at 500 level. Candidates admitted under section 2(b) of these regulations must gain a further 120 points at 500 level.
7.   Candidates must complete the papers prescribed for the Degree in the Sport and Leisure Studies entry in the University of Waikato Calendar, including an approved research methods paper and any compulsory papers.
8.   Candidates must include
  (a)    a thesis equivalent to 120 points, or
  (b)    a thesis equivalent to 90 points, or
  (c)    a dissertation equivalent to 60 points, or
  (d)    a directed study equivalent to 30 points
9.   Candidates may take up to 30 points from outside the field of the Degree.
10.   The field of the Degree comprises the papers prescribed for the Degree in the Sport and Leisure Studies entry in the University of Waikato Calendar.
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.   Candidates who fail a paper will not be eligible for the award of honours.
14.   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.
15.   In order to be eligible for consideration for the award of honours, the requirements of the Degree must be completed in not more than 24 consecutive months of full-time study, or, in the case of part-time study, an equivalent period not exceeding four calendar years, from the date of first enrolment in the Degree.
Variations
16.   The Dean or delegated authority may vary or waive these regulations in individual cases.

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