Master of Māori and Indigenous Leadership - Award Regulations - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

The Degree of Master of Māori and Indigenous Leadership (MMIL)

The following regulations apply to students commencing study within the 2017 academic year. For previously published regulations, refer to the Calendar archive (Academic Services website).

Regulations for the Degree of Master of Māori and Indigenous Leadership

See also General Course and Examination Regulations

1.
Admission

Applicants for the Master of Māori and Indigenous Leadership 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 completed the requirements for the Postgraduate Certificate in Māori and Indigenous Leadership with at least a B average across both courses; or
iv.
have been admitted ad eundem statum as fulfilling these requirements; and
(b)
Have had three or more years of professional experience in the Māori sector since graduation, as approved by the Head of Aotahi: School of Māori and Indigenous Studies (Head of School); and
(c)
Have submitted a portfolio of experience and attended a selection interview;
(d)
Have been approved as a candidate for the degree by the Head of School and the Dean of Arts.

Note: Applicants who have not qualified for a degree may be permitted to enrol in the Postgraduate Certificate in Māori and Indigenous Leadership subject to the approval of the Head of School and the Dean of Arts. Such candidates will be required to produce evidence to the satisfaction of the Dean of Arts of their eligibility for entry through extensive practical, professional or scholarly experience of an appropriate kind.

2.

Degree Requirements

Students must pass:
(a)
MAOR 430, MAOR 431, MAOR 680 and PACE 495;
(b)
30 points of 400-level coursework from the schedule of any postgraduate degree approved by the Head of School; and
(c)
either MAOR 679 or MAOR 681.
3.
Approval of a Course of Study

The personal course of study of each student must be approved by the Head of School. On the basis of previous study, a student may, with the permission of the Head of School, be permitted to replace a course or courses with another postgraduate course or courses approved by the Head of School.

4.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Māori and Indigenous Development.

A student who has completed the requirements for the Postgraduate Certificate in Māori and Indigenous Development with at least a B average across both courses, may apply to enrol in the Master of Māori and Indigenous Development and to transfer their courses to that degree.

5.
Elective course

A student may, with the approval of the Head of Aotahi, take their elective course or courses at another tertiary institution.

6.
Time Limits, Part-Time Enrolment and Repetition of Courses

Full-time students who commence their studies at the beginning of the academic year must complete their degree by the end of the first semester in the following year. Part-time students must complete their degree within three and half years of commencement of study.

A student who fails one course may, with the permission of the Head of Aotahi, be permitted to repeat that course or, in the case of an elective course, to enrol in an alternative course. A student who fails more than one of the courses offered will be withdrawn from the degree.

7.
Award of Merit or Distinction

The Master of Māori and Indigenous Leadership may be awarded with Merit or Distinction.

Schedule to the Regulations for the Degree of Master of Māori and Indigenous Leadership

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

Course Code Course Title
MAOR 430 Maori Leadership
MAOR 431 Comparitive Indigenous Models and Theories of Development
MAOR 679 Cross-Cultural Research
MAOR 680 Research Essay
MAOR 681 Research Project
PACE 495 Professional and Community Engagement Internship
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