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Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert)

  1. The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations apply in these regulations.
  2. Admission

  3. Candidates for the Postgraduate Certificate
    1. in regards to the subjects listed in section 7(a) must have:
      1. qualified for a bachelors degree of the University of Waikato or a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, and have completed study at an advanced level in the subject to be taken for the Postgraduate Certificate, or
      2. demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Academic Board that they have adequate training, experience, and ability to proceed with the proposed programme, and
      3. satisfied the prerequisites for graduate study in the subject being taken for the Postgraduate Certificate.
    2. in regards to the subjects listed in section 7(b) must have:
      1. qualified for a bachelors degree of the University of Waikato or a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, or
      2. demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Academic Board that they have adequate training, experience, and ability to proceed with the proposed programme, and
      3. satisfied the prerequisites for graduate study in the subject being taken for the Postgraduate Certificate, including having achieved a B grade average either: over the best 120 points of their major; or over the 300 level papers completed that are listed for their major's subject.
  4. 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.
  5. Requirements for the Postgraduate Certificate

  6. The normal minimum period of enrolment for completion of the Postgraduate Certificate is one trimester.
  7. Candidates must enrol in a Division or the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies and follow an approved programme of study.
  8. Candidates must gain 60 points at 500 level or above in one of the Postgraduate Certificate subjects.
  9. The Postgraduate Certificate subjects are
    1. requiring admission through clause 2(a) are:
            Accounting (PGCert(Acc))
            Agribusiness (PGCert(AgBus))
            Chemistry (PGCert(Chem))
            Computer Science (PGCert(CompSc))
            Counselling (PGCert(Couns))1
            Counselling Studies (PGCert(CounsStudies))
            Digital Business (PGCert(DigiB))
            Disability and Inclusion Studies (PGCert(DInS))
            Earth Sciences (PGCert(EarthSc))
            Ecology and Biodiversity (PGCert(Eco&Biod))
            Economics (PGCert(Econ))
            Education (PGCert(Ed))
            Education and Society (PGCert(EdSoc))
            Educational Leadership (PGCert(EdLeadership))
            Educational Management (PGCert(EdM))2
            Electronics (PGCert(Elec))
            Engineering (PGCert(Eng))
            Environment and Society (PGCert(EnvSoc))
            Environmental Sciences (PGCert(EnvSci))
            Finance (PGCert(Fin))
            Health Development and Policy (PGCert(HealthDevPol))1
            Health, Sport and Human Performance (PGCert(HSHP))
            Human Development (PGCert(HumDev))
            Human Resource Management (PGCert(HRM))
            International Management (PGCert(IntMgt))
            Law (PGCert(Law))
            Leadership Communication (PGCert(LComm))
            Legal Studies (PGCert(LS))
            Management (PGCert(Mgt))
            Management and Sustainability (PGCert(MgtStn))
            Management Studies (PGCert(MgtSt))2
            Management Systems (PGCert(MgtSys))1
            Māori and Indigenous Studies (PGCert(M&ISt))
            Marketing (PGCert(Mrkt))
            Materials and Processing (PGCert(Mat&Proc))
            Mathematics (PGCert(Math))
            Molecular and Cellular Biology (PGCert(Molec&CellBio))
            Pacific and Indigenous Studies (PGCert(P&ISt))
            Physics (PGCert(Phys))
            Statistics (PGCert(Stats))
            Strategic Management (PGCert(StratMgt))
            Tertiary Teaching and Learning (PGCert(TertiaryT&L))
            Tourism and Hospitality Management (PGCert(THMgt))
    2. requiring admission through clause 2(b) are:
          Anthropology (PGCert(Anth))
          Applied Linguistics (PGCert(AppLing))
          Chinese (PGCert(Chin))1
          Clinical Animal Behaviour (PGCert(ClinAniBehav))1
          Creative Practices (PGCert(CreatePrac))
          Creative Technologies (PGCert(CreateTech))
          English (PGCert(Engl))
          Environmental Planning (PGCert(EnvPlan))
          French (PGCert(Fren))1
          Geography (PGCert(Geog))
          History (PGCert(Hist))
          International Relations and Security Studies (PGCert(IRSSt))
          Japanese (PGCert(Jap))1
          Music (PGCert(Mus))
          Philosophy (PGCert(Phil))
          Political Science (PGCert(PolSc))
          Population Studies and Demography (PGCert(PopStud&Dem))
          Professional Writing (PGCert(ProfWrit))
          Psychology (PGCert(Psych))
          Public Policy (PGCert(PP))
          Public Relations (PGCert(PR))
          Screen and Media Studies (PGCert(SMSt))
          Social Policy (PGCert(SocPol))
          Social Work (PGCert(SocWork))1
          Sociology (PGCert(Socy))
          Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (PGCert(TESOL))
          Theatre Studies (PGCert(TheatSt))
  10. The Postgraduate Certificate awarded will be endorsed in the subject in which it is gained.
  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 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 Certificate.
  12. Variations

  13. The Pro Vice-Chancellor of the relevant Division or the Dean of the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies or delegated authority may vary or waive these regulations in individual cases.

Notes:

  1. A Postgraduate Certificate is not offered in this subject in 2022.
  2. This Postgraduate Certificate is available only for completion purposes.