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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 (Thesis) (MA(Thesis)) and, if a dissertation is included, the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

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PGDipArts Schedule

Subjects for the Diploma

Subject Notes

Anthropology

Chinese

Classics (including Classical Studies, Greek and Latin)

Communication Studies

Computer Science

Economics

Prerequsites: ECON 375 and ECON 377

Education

English

Film and Media Studies

Gender Studies

Geography

German

History

He Kura Matanui / Indigenous Development

Information Science

Programme of study: as for PGDipCom

Japanese

Linguistics

Māori Studies

Mathematics

Programme of study: As for the PGDipSc

Music

Philosophy

Prerequisites: One of PHIL 105 or PHIL 222 or equivalent

Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Politics

Psychology

Programme of study: As for the PGDipSci

Religious Studies

Sociology

Spanish

Statistics

Programme of study: as for the PGDipSci

Theatre Studies

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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)).

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)).

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)).

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)).

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)).

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)).

Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Computer Science

Papers

Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Economics

Papers

Prerequisites:
ECON 375  Econometrics
ECON 377  Mathematical Economics

Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Education

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) programme in Education is the same as the programme 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.

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)).

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)).

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)).

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)).

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)).

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)).

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)).

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)).

Note: 400-level papers selected should be consistent with interdisciplinary choices at 300-level. Approved papers may be drawn from those offered by other Divisions.

Postgraduate Diploma in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts) in Information Science

Papers

Note: May include INFO 490 Dissertation, but not required

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)).

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)).

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)).

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)).

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)).

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

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

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)).

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)).

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)).

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)).

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)).

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)).

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)).

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)).

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, or in an approved combination of the subjects listed in the PGDipArts Schedule. With the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Humanities), the diploma may be awarded in a subject not listed in the schedule to a student who has withdrawn from a programme for a master’s degree.

  3. Structure of the Programme

    1. Every programme of study shall consist of approved 400- or 500- level papers worth 120 points in a subject listed in the PGDipArts Schedule or as prescribed for a taught masters degree that the candidate is exiting from.
    2. With the permission of the Heads of Schools or Programmes concerned, a candidate may substitute a paper of another subject for one of the subject-specific papers. When such permission is granted, prerequisite and corequisite requirements laid down in the Prescriptions may be waived.

  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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