2012 Calendar Updates | Interfaculty Degrees and Diplomas
The Degree of Master of Professional Studies – MProfStuds
The following regulations were approved by the Committee on University Academic Programmes (CUAP) after the 2012 Calendar was printed. These changes take effect from 1 January 2012.
The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.
1 In order to be admitted to this programme, a student needs to have completed:
a the requirements for a four-year Bachelors degree
b the requirements for a Bachelors (Honours) degree
c the requirements for a Bachelors degree
(i) to enrol in the Education or Mathematics Education specialisations, a professional qualification in Education equivalent to one year’s advanced study
(ii) to enrol in a specialisation other than Education or Mathematics Education, either a professional qualification equivalent to one year’s advanced study or at least three years of professional experience deemed relevant to this programme by Senate or its representative
d to enrol in the Education or Mathematics Education specialisations, at least three years of teaching experience
e to enrol in the Mathematics Education specialisation, to be currently holding a teaching position
f any prerequisites for the courses in the subject area in which they wish to enrol.
Duration and Total Points Value
2 A student enrolled in this degree must:
a pass courses with a total value of 120 points
b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.
3 The total enrolment for this degree must not exceed 160 points.
Structure and Content
4 Research Masters
A student enrolled in the Mathematics Education specialisation must pass 120 points from courses listed in Mathematics Education in the Master of Professional Studies schedule.
5 Taught Masters
A student enrolled in all specialisations except Mathematics Education must pass 120 points in one of the subjects listed in the Master of Professional Studies Schedule.
6 The programme for students enrolling in the International Relations and Human Rights, Language Teaching, and Translations specialisations requires the approval of the relevant Heads of Department and the Dean of the Faculty of Arts. The programme for students enrolling in the Education specialisation requires the approval of the Dean of Faculty of Education. The programme for students enrolling in the Food Safety specialisation requires the approval of the Director of Food Science. The programme for students enrolling in the Mathematics Education specialisation requires the approval of the Head of Department of Mathematics and the Dean of Faculty of Science.
7 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.
Dissertation and Research Portfolio
8 a A dissertation or research portfolio, when included in the programme, is to be carried out under the guidance of a supervisor appointed by the Senate or its representative.
b The dissertation or research portfolio topic must be approved by the relevant Head of Department or Programme Coordinator prior to enrolment.
c The dissertation or research portfolio is to be completed and submitted in accordance with the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.
9 This degree may be awarded with Honours as specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.
10 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2012. The 2006 Regulations for the Degree of Master of Professional Studies were thereby repealed.
Master of Professional Studies (MProfStuds) Schedule
- 30 points from EDUC 774, 787, EDPRAC 751, EDPROFST 750, 756, 757, 758, 769, 788
- 60 points: EDPROFST 793 Dissertation
- 30 points from courses relevant to the area of study from EDUC 702–764, 774, 787, 791, EDCURRIC 703, 704, 708, 710, 711, 713–715, 717, 718, 724, 728, 729, 750, 760, 791, EDPRAC 751, 752, EDPROFST 700–708, 710, 711, 714–757, 760–779, 782–788, EDPROFM 700, 701, or other 700 level courses in another subject relevant to the area of study.
The approval of the Heads of all Departments in which a student applies to enrol is required.
- 60 points: FOODSCI 711–714
- 45 points: FOODSCI 797
- 15 points from FOODSCI 715–717, or other courses as approved by the Programme Director
International Relations and Human Rights
- 45 points: POLITICS 750, 755
- 75 points from DEVELOP 709, 710, ECON 741–743, 747, 771, 772, EDUC 715, INTBUS 706, LAWCOMM 762, LAWENVIR 710, 711, LAWGENRL 702, LAWPUBL 726, 732, 736, 743, PHIL 767, POLITICS 703, 705, 724, 737, 743, 746, 751, 754, 763, 768, SOCIOL 713
Note: If POLITICS 750 has been passed prior to enrolment for this degree another course may be substituted for it with the approval of the Programme Coordinator
Note: Students who are not native speakers of English and who have not had at least two years of secondary or tertiary education with English as the language of instruction will be required to have achieved a minimum score of 6.5 IELTS (Academic) or equivalent
- 75 points from LANGTCHG 704, 718, 720, 722 or 723, 724, FRENCH 717, CHINESE 707, 708, JAPANESE 750, 751
- 45 further points from LANGTCHG 706–729
- 45 points: LANGTCHG 732, 790
With the prior approval of the Head of Department of Applied Language Studies and Linguistics:
(i) up to 45 points from LANGTCHG 731, 741–747, 749, 751, 752 may be substituted for other courses, with the permission of the Head of Department
(ii) up to 30 points may be taken in 700 level courses in a language subject or Linguistics or other relevant subject
(iii) provided that the points so obtained do not exceed 50 percent of the total points for the degree, a student may elect to study for any core and elective courses by taking equivalent courses at Victoria University of Wellington
- 90 points: MATHS 792, 797
- 15 points: EDPROFST 787, 788
- 15 points from MATHS 701–770, STATS 701–787, ENGSCI 701–772
Note: Students who are not native speakers of English and who have not had at least three years of tertiary education with English as the language of instruction will be required to have achieved a minimum overall score of 7 IELTS (Academic) with no band lower than 6.5, or equivalent. Students need to have completed the requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma in Translation Studies with a minimum average of B+, or equivalent in a qualification in a related area, as approved by the Programme Coordinator.
- 30 points from TRANSLAT 702, 703
- 30 points: TRANSLAT 714
- 30 points from TRANSLAT 705–729, CHINESE 725, COMPLIT 703, 705, FRENCH 707, 708, 720, 777, 778, GERMAN 740, 741, 777, 778, GREEK 714, 715, ITALIAN 702, 777, 778, KOREAN 705, LATIN 714, 715, MĀORI 712, RUSSIAN 732, SPANISH 723, 777, 778
- 30 points: TRANSLAT 790, ASIAN 790, FRENCH 790, GERMAN 780, ITALIAN 780, PACIFIC 785, RUSSIAN 790
Note: If TRANSLAT 702 and 703 have been passed prior to enrolment for this degree another course or courses must be substituted for them by approval of the Programme Coordinator
Source: The University of Auckland 2012 Online Calendar
Last updated on: Tuesday 1 November 2011