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Postgraduate Diploma in Outdoor Education (PGDipOE)

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Apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Outdoor Education (PGDipOE) through the Dunedin campus in 2019

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The Postgraduate Diploma in Outdoor Education (PGDipOE) is a one-year programme of study integrating coursework with a research project. Usually students undertake courses that relate directly to their research project, and are encouraged to enrol in the outdoor education courses offered at both the graduate and the undergraduate level. Coursework provides a sound foundation for Master's and Doctoral degree research in later years. Normally the PGDipOE is a required prerequisite for entry to the Master's degree, although an Honours degree in Physical Education or exceptional grades at undergraduate level may lead directly into the Master's programme.

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Programme Requirements

Postgraduate Diploma in Outdoor Education (PGDipOE)


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Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Outdoor Education (PGDipOE)

  1. Admission to the Programme

    1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences).
    2. Every applicant must either
      1. have been admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Physical Education, or
      2. have alternative qualifications and experience in Outdoor Education acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences).

  2. Structure of the Programme

    1. The programme of study shall normally contain
      1. PHSE 581 Research Project
      2. PHSE 591 Research Design and Analysis, or an approved 500-level research methods course, and
      3. 60 approved points at 500-level, at least 40 points of which must be from PHSE 516, PHSE 552, PHSE 557, PHSE 558, PHSE 580
    2. Any required research report must be submitted by 1 November.

  3. 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).

  4. 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.

  5. Level of Award of the Diploma

    The diploma may be awarded with distinction or with credit.

  6. Variations

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

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