Postgraduate Certificate in Arts - Award Regulations - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (PGCertArts - 60 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 Postgraduate Certificate in Arts

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 certificate was first offered in 2016.
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 Postgraduate Certificate in Arts:
(a)
A student must pass 60 points at 400-level in a subject listed in the Schedule to the Regulations for the Bachelor of Arts with Honours.
(b)
A student may substitute PACE495 or DIGI 403 for 30 points in the Postgraduate Certificate, providing they have the approval of the Heads of Departments and the Dean of Arts (Academic).
4.
Admission to the qualification
A student for the Postgraduate Certificate in Arts must have:
(a)
either
i.
qualified for the award of a Bachelor of Arts or equivalent degree in New Zealand; or
ii.
been admitted with Academic Equivalent Standing; and
(b)
qualified for entry to postgraduate study in the chosen subject as specified in the Schedule to the Regulations for the BA(Hons) degree, or completed a preparatory programme specified by the Head of Department and Dean of Arts (Academic); and
(c)
been approved as a student for the Postgraduate Certificate by the Dean of Arts (Academic).
5.
Subjects

The subjects in which the Postgraduate Certificate in Arts may be awarded are listed in the Schedule to the Regulations for the Bachelor of Arts with Honours.

6.
Time limits

The time limit for this qualification is 12 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 Certificate 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, with no additional stipulations.

10.
Pathways to other qualifications
(a)
A student who has completed the requirements for the PGCertArts with at least a B average grade in courses for the Certificate, and who has not yet graduated, may apply to the Dean of Arts (Academic) to be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts, or the Bachelor of Arts with Honours, or the Master of Arts, in the same subject, provided that they meet the regulations for that degree.
(b)
A student who has graduated with the PGCertArts from the University of Canterbury, may apply to the Dean of Arts (Academic) to be admitted to one of the qualifications listed in 10(a) in the same subject provided that they meet the regulations for that qualification, and have their Certificate subsumed in accordance with the General Regulations to the University.
(c)
There are no exit qualifications for the Postgraduate Certificate in Arts.
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