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

Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (PGDipArts - 120 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 Diploma 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 diploma 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 Diploma in Arts:
(a)
a student must pass 120 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 include PACE 495 or DIGI 403 in the Postgraduate Diploma, providing they have the approval of the Heads of Department and the Dean of Arts (Academic).
4.
Admission to the qualification
A student for the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts must have:
(a)
either:
i.
qualified for the award of a Bachelor of Arts or equivalent degree in New Zealand; and
a.
qualified for entry to postgraduate study in the chosen subject as specified in the Schedule to the Regulations for the BA(Hons) degree, or
b.
completed a preparatory programme specified by the Head of Department and Dean of Arts (Academic); or
ii.
been admitted with Academic Equivalent Standing; and
(b)
been approved as a student for the Postgraduate Diploma by the Dean of Arts (Academic).
5.
Subjects

The subjects in which the Postgraduate Diploma 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 24 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 Diploma 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 PGDipArts with at least a B average grade in courses for the Diploma, and who has not yet graduated, may apply to the Dean of Arts (Academic) to be admitted to 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 PGDipArts from the University of Canterbury, may apply to the Dean of Arts (Academic) to be admitted to the Master of Arts degree in the same subject provided that they meet the regulations for that qualification, and have their Diploma subsumed in accordance with the General Regulations to the University.
(c)
A student who has not met the requirements for the PGDipArts or who wishes to transfer to the Postgraduate Certificate in Arts may apply to the Dean of Arts (Academic) for admission.
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