Regulations for the Degree of Master of Clinical Animal Behaviour (MCAB)1

1.   The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations apply in these regulations.
2.   Candidates for the Degree must have
  (a)    qualified for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Arts, or Bachelor of Social Sciences, or Bachelor of Science, or for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours, or Bachelor of Science with Honours awarded by the University of Waikato, with a major in a relevant subject or for a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, and
  (b)    satisfied the prerequisites for graduate study in Psychology, or Biology, or another approved subject 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 is one calendar year or one and a half academic years. The requirements of the Degree must be completed within four consecutive years of first enrolling for the Degree.
5.   Candidates must enrol in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and follow an approved programme of study.
6.   Candidates must gain 180 points at 500 level or above, including any compulsory papers prescribed in the Clinical Animal Behaviour entry in the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers.
7.   Candidates must include
  (a)    a professional practice equivalent to 60 points, and
  (b)    a dissertation equivalent to 60 points.
8.   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.2
Award of Honours
9.   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.
10.   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.
11.   The Dean or delegated authority may vary or waive these regulations in individual cases.
1.   This Master's Degree is not offered in 2019.
2.   Candidates who are ineligible to continue with the Degree may be eligible to graduate with a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma.

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