Master of International Relations and Diplomacy - Award Regulations - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

The Degree of Master of International Relations and Diplomacy (MIRAD - 180 points)

The following regulations apply to students commencing study within the 2018 academic year. For previously published regulations, refer to the Calendar archive (Academic Services website). Find key terms in the Glossary of terms.

Regulations for the Degree of Master of International Relations and Diplomacy

These regulations must be read in conjunction with the General Regulations for the University.

1.
Version
(a)
These Regulations came into force on 1 January 2018.
(b)
This degree was first offered in 2017.
2.
Variations

In exceptional circumstances the Dean of Arts (Academic) may approve a personal programme of study which does not conform to these regulations.

3.
The structure of the qualification
To qualify for the Master of International Relations and Diplomacy a student must be credited with a total of 180 points including:
(a)
POLS 441 (30 points); and
(b)
60 points from Schedule A to the degree; and
(c)
30 points from Schedule B to the degree; and
(d)
POLS 688 (60 points).

A student may, with the approval of the Programme Director, be permitted to replace up to 30 points of coursework with a relevant and appropriate course or courses not listed on the MIRAD Schedule.

4.
Admission to the qualification
To be admitted to the Master of International Relations and Diplomacy a student must:
(a)
either
i.
have qualified for a bachelor’s degree, with a B average or better in 60 points of 300-level courses in the majoring subject; or
ii.
have qualified for a bachelor’s degree and completed a qualifying course with a B average or better in 60 points of 300-level courses; or
iii.
have qualified for a bachelor’s degree and provided evidence to the satisfaction of the Dean of Arts (Academic) and Head of Department of relevant professional or other work experience, or
iv.
have been admitted with Academic Equivalent Standing; and
(b)
been approved as a student for the degree by the Dean of Arts (Academic).
5.
Subjects

The subject for this qualification is International Relations and Diplomacy.

6.
Time limits
The time limits for this qualification are:
(a)
The time limit for a full-time student is:
i.
a minimum of 12 months
ii.
a maximum of 18 months.
(b)
The time limit for a part-time student is:
i.
a minimum of 24 months
ii.
a maximum of 36 months.
7.
Transfers of credit, substitutions and cross-credits

This qualification adheres to the General Conditions for Credit and Transfer Regulations, with no additional stipulations.

8.
Progression

This qualification adheres to the General Regulations for the University, with the following stipulations:

(a)
A student who fails up to 30 points for the Master of International Relations and Diplomacy degree, may, with the permission of the Dean of Arts (Academic), repeat that course or courses, or substitute another course or courses of equal weight.
(b)
A student who fails more than 30 points will be withdrawn from the qualification.
9.
Honours, Distinction and Merit

This qualification adheres to the General Regulations for the University and may be awarded with distinction and merit.

10.
Pathways to other qualifications
(a)
There are no advancing qualifications for this degree.
(b)
A student who has not met the requirements for the Master of International Relations and Diplomacy or who wishes to transfer to the Postgraduate Certificate in Arts, or the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts, or the Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Political Science and International Relations may apply to the Dean of Arts (Academic) for admissions, provided that they meet the regulations for that qualification.

Schedules to the Regulations for the Degree of Master of International Relations and Diplomacy

For full course information, go to www.canterbury.ac.nz/courses

Dissertation (60 points)

Course Code Course Title
POLS 688 Dissertation

Compulsory Core Course (30 points)

Course Code Course Title
POLS 441 Principles and Practice of International Relations and Diplomacy

Schedule A

Students take 60 points from:

Course Code Course Title
POLS 444 International Human rights and Development
POLS 445 China's Emergence as a Global Great Power
POLS 446 Political Economy of Development
POLS 447 Islam and Politics: The Middle East, Southeast Asia, and the World

Schedule B

Students take 30 points from:

Course Code Course Title
EURO 402 The EU in Europe and in the World: The EU's External Identities
EURO 409 The EU and "Europeanisation" of Europe
EURO 457 European Foreign and Security Policy
EURO 458 EU Development Policy
HIST 443 Issues in New Zealand History
HIST 449 Issues in Modern European History
ILAP 604 International Criminal Law
ILAP 608 World Trade Law
ILAP 609 International Human Rights Law
ILAP 613 Advanced Principles of Public International Law
PACE 495 Professional and Community Engagement Internship
PACS 401 Pacific Studies
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