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

Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (PGCertArts)

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 Postgraduate Certificate in Arts

See also General Course and Examination Regulations.

1.
Subjects in Which the Certificate May be Awarded

The subjects in which the Postgraduate Certificate in Arts may be awarded are: Anthropology, Art History, Chinese, Cinema Studies, Classics, Cultural Studies, Digital Humanities, Economics, Education, English, European Union Studies, French, Geography, German, History, Human Services, Japanese, Linguistics, Māori and Indigenous Studies, Mathematics, Media and Communication, Music, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations, Psychology, Russian, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Statistics, and Te Reo Māori.

2.
Qualifications Required to Enrol in the Diploma

In order to be admitted to the Postgraduate Certificate in Arts an applicant must have:

(a)
completed a Bachelor of Arts or equivalent degree; and
(b)
either qualified for entry to postgraduate study in the chosen subject as specified in the Schedule to the Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours or completed a qualifying course prescribed by the Head of Department and approved by the Dean of Arts, or been approved by the Head of Department and Dean of Arts as having equivalent preparation; and
(c)
been approved for admission by the Dean of Arts.
3.
Completion of the Postgraduate Certificate
(a)
To qualify for the Postgraduate Certificate in Arts, a student must complete at least 60 points from taught courses at NZQF Level 8 in the chosen subject, as approved by the Head of Department and the Dean of Arts.
(b)
A student may substitute PACE 495 or DIGI 403 for 30 points in the Postgraduate Certificate, providing they have the approval of the Head of Department and the Dean of Arts. Relevance of the internship or project to the course of study will be the main criterion for approval.
(c)
If a student fails up to 30 points for the Certificate they may, with the permission of the Dean of Arts, repeat that course or courses, or substitute another course or courses of equal weight.
(d)
The Postgraduate Certificate must be completed within two calendar years from the student’s enrolment in any course that is credited to the Certificate.
4.
Credit from the PGCertArts for the PGDipArts, BA(Hons) or a Master's degree

Subject to the approval of the Dean of Arts, a student may transfer courses passed with a B grade or higher for the Postgraduate Certificate in Arts to the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts, the Bachelor of Arts with Honours or the coursework section of a Master's degree, provided the courses fall within the time limits for the higher award.

A student who has been awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Arts may, with the approval of the Dean of Arts may be exempted from 60 points in the higher qualification, providing the courses fall within the time limits for the higher award.

5.
Transfer of credit from the PGDipArts, BA(Hons) or a Master's degree to the PGCertArts

With approval of the Dean of Arts, courses from an incomplete Postgraduate Diploma in Arts, Bachelor of Arts with Honours or a Master's degree may be transferred to the Postgraduate Certificate in Arts.

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