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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts)

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Overview

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) requires two semesters of full-time, or its equivalent in part-time, study. It entails a structured programme of postgraduate coursework and, in some instances, a piece of supervised research that counts for one or two of the required papers. The normal admission requirement is a completed Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in the major subject(s) of the proposed programme.

The Diploma can be awarded in any of the subjects listed below, although a candidate may be permitted to study combinations of these. The primary aim of the study programme is to expose a candidate to advanced knowledge and skills in the major subject of the Bachelor's degree.

Graduates are employed in administration, business, education, government, industry and journalism where their advanced knowledge of an academic area, ability to solve problems, research and writing skills are valued. It is also a recognised qualification for admission as a candidate for the Master of Arts (MA) and, if a dissertation is included, the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

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Subject areas

The diploma may be awarded in any one of the subjects, or in an approved combination of the subjects, listed below.

Endorsements marked with an asterisk are available through Distance Learning.

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Programme Requirements

Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Anthropology

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) programme in Anthropology is the same as the programme for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)).

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Art History and Theory

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) programme in Art History and Theory is the same as the programme for the Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)).

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Biblical Studies

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) programme in Biblical Studies is the same as the programme for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)).

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Chinese

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) programme in Chinese is the same as the programme for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)).

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Christian Thought and History

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) programme in Christian Thought and History is the same as the programme for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)).

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Classics

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) programme in Classics is the same as the programme for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)).

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Communication Studies

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) programme in Communication Studies is the same as the programme for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)).

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Computer Science

Papers

Either six of COSC 410, COSC 411, COSC 412, COSC 420, COSC 421, COSC 422, COSC 430, COSC 431, COSC 440, COSC 441, COSC 450, COSC 470, COSC 471, TELE 402

Or

One of COSC 480, COSC 490, and four of COSC 410, COSC 411, COSC 412, COSC 420, COSC 421, COSC 422, COSC 430, COSC 431, COSC 440, COSC 441, COSC 450, COSC 470, COSC 471, TELE 402

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Development Studies

Note: This subject is not available in 2013.

Papers
DEVS 401, DEVS 402, GEOG 470, and at least 48 points from ANTH 416, ANTH 425, ECON 428, GEOG 473, GEOG 475, INTS 503, PUBH 701, PUBH 702, PUBH 703, PUBH 704, PUBH 705, PUBH 706 or other approved papers.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Economics

Papers
  • One of
    ECON 490  Econometric Methods and Dissertation,
    ECON 495  Econometric Methods and Thesis Preparation; and

  • Papers to a total of 120 points from:
    ECON 401   Advanced Economic Theory,
    ECON 402  Growth, Institutions and Development,
    ECON 403  Monetary Economics,
    ECON 404   International Economics,
    ECON 405  The Economics of Natural Resources and Public Choice,
    ECON 406  Labour and Population Economics,
    ECON 407  Special Topic in Advanced Economics.

    Prerequisites:
    ECON 371  Microeconomic Theory,
    ECON 375  Econometrics,
    ECON 376  Macroeconomic Theory.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Education

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) programme in Education is the same as theprogramme for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)).

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Education is also available through Distance Learning.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in English

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) programme in English is the same as the programme for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)).

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Film and Media Studies

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) programme in Film and Media Studies is the same as the programme for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)).

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in French

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) programme in French is the same as the programme for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)).

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Gender Studies

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) programme in Gender Studies is the same as the programme for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)).

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Geography

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) programme in Geography is the same as the programme for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)).

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in German

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) programme in German is the same as the programme for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)).

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in History

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) programme in History is the same as the programme for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)).

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Indigenous Development/He Kura Matanui

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) programme in Indigenous Development/He Kura Matanui is the same as the programme for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)).

PGDipArts students are required either to have passed MAOR 314 or to substitute it for one of the prescribed 400-level papers. Students should note that in the latter case, the total points value for the year will be 144 points.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Information Science

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (PGDipArts) in Japanese

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) programme in Japanese is the same as the programme for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)).

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Linguistics

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) programme in Linguistics is the same as the programme for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)).

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Māori Studies

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) programme in Māori Studies is the same as the programme for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)).

PGDipArts students are required either to have passed MAOR 314 or to substitute it for one of the prescribed 400-level papers. Students should note that in the latter case, the total points value for the year will be 144 points.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Mathematics

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) programme in Mathematics is the same as the programme for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)).

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Music

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) programme in Music is the same as the programmee for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)).

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Pacific Islands Studies

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Philosophy

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) programme in Philosophy is the same as the programme for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)).

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) programme in Philosophy, Politics and Economics is the same as the programme for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)).

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Politics

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) programme in Political Studies is the same as the programme for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)).

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Psychology

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) programme in Psychology is the same as the programme for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)).

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Religious Studies

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) programme in Religious Studies is the same as the programme for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)).

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Sociology

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) programme in Sociology is the same as the programme for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)).

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Spanish

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) programme in Spanish is the same as the programme for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)).

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Statistics

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) programme in Statistics is the same as the programme for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)).

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Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Theatre Studies

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) programme in Theatre Studies is the same as the programme for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)).

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Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts)

  1. Admission to the Programme

    1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities).
    2. Every applicant shall
      1. either have been admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Arts majoring in the subject or subjects of study proposed;
      2. or have been admitted with the status of one who is entitled to proceed to the diploma;
      3. or have a qualification acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor and produce evidence satisfactory to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of ability to proceed to the diploma.

  2. Subjects of Study

    The diploma may be awarded in any one of the subjects listed above, or in an approved combination of the subjects listed above. With the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities), the diploma may be awarded in a subject not listed above to a student who has withdrawn from a programme for a master’s degree requiring two years of full-time study.

  3. Structure of the Programme

    1. Every programme of study shall satisfy the requirements for the subject concerned as listed above.
    2. With the permission of the Heads of the Departments concerned, a candidate may substitute a paper of another subject for one of the required papers. When such permission is granted, prerequisite and corequisite requirements laid down in the Prescriptions may be waived.
    3. Any required dissertation or research essay must be submitted no later than 1 November.

  4. Prerequisites, Corequisites and Restrictions

    Every programme of study shall satisfy the requirements for prerequisites, corequisites and restrictions set out in the Prescriptions (published in the Guide to Enrolment).

  5. Duration of the Programme

    The programme may be taken by full-time candidates in one year, or by part-time candidates over more than one year. Any paper in which a candidate is enrolled in any year shall be examined in that year.

  6. Level of Award of the Diploma

    The diploma may be awarded with distinction or with credit.

  7. Diploma in a Second Subject

    A student who has obtained the diploma in one subject may become a candidate for the diploma in any other subject.

  8. Variations

    The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.

    Note: The due date for applications for first enrolment in the programme is 10 December. Late applications will be considered.

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