Master of Urban Resilience and Renewal - Award Regulations - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

The Degree of Master of Urban Resilience and Renewal (MURR)

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 Urban Resilience and Renewal

See also General Course and Examination Regulations.

1.
Qualifications Required to Enrol in the Degree

Every candidate for the degree of Master of Urban Resilience and Renewal, before applying to enrol in the degree, shall have:

(a)
qualified for a university degree which is relevant to urban resilience and renewal (eg, geography, environmental science/studies, planning, sociology or any other relevant degree subject to approval of the Programme Director and/or Dean of Science); and
(b)
normally at least 90 points/ 0.75 EFTS in relevant 300-level courses from the schedule passed with a grade average that meets the approval of the Programme Director (the normal requirement is at least a B grade average); and
(c)
been approved as a candidate for the degree by the Dean of Science.
2.
Admission to the Degree

Students planning to complete a Master of Urban Resilience and Renewal must apply for admission to the degree programme. Applications for admission must be received by the Department of Geography on the prescribed form no later than 30 January in the year of desired entry. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that an up-to-date official academic record is sent to the Department of Geography as soon as it is available. Students must also Apply to Enrol.

3.
Structure of the Degree
To qualify for the Degree of Master of Urban Resilience and Renewal a candidate must complete:
(a)
Three required courses as listed in Regulation 6(a);
(b)
Approved courses totalling 0.25 EFTS; and
(c)
A project (GEOG 692).
4.
Full-time and Part-time Enrolment

A candidate may be enrolled for the degree of Master of Urban Resilience and Renewal either on a full-time or part-time basis. A candidate may, because of employment, health, family or other reasons, enrol part-time with the approval of the Dean of Science.

5.
Duration of the Programme

A candidate should normally follow a course of study of between 12 and 24 months.

6.
Requirements for Courses
(a)
The coursework shall comprise:
i.
GEOG 402, GEOG 409 and GEOG 415;
ii.
other courses totalling 0.25 EFTS at 400-level, approved by the Programme Director; and
iii.
a 0.5 EFTS project (GEOG 692).
(b)
Candidates must satisfy the Programme Director that they have the necessary prerequisite knowledge to undertake the proposed courses from the schedule.
(c)
Students can only fail up to 0.25 EFTS, and must pass the repeated courses within the following year. Enrolment in an alternative course in its place will only be permitted in exceptional circumstances and requires a recommendation from the Programme Director and the permission of the Dean of Science.
(d)
A candidate who fails any course and is not successful under Regulation 6(c) will be awarded a Certificate of Proficiency for each course passed.

Note: Practical and fieldwork may be required as part of any course.

7.
Award of Degree with Distinction or Merit

The Master of Urban Resilience and Renewal may be awarded with Distinction or Merit.

Note: The award of Distinction indicates a grade point average of 7.0 or greater; the award of Merit indicates a grade point average of 6.0-6.9.

8.
Requirements for the Dissertation
(a)
The project shall embody the results of an investigation in a subject area approved by the Programme Director.
(b)
If the consensus at the final examination is that the project be awarded a failing grade, the degree of Master of Urban Resilience and Renewal shall not be awarded.
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