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The Degree of Master of Communication – MC

The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.

Admission

1 In order to be admitted to this degree, a student must have completed the requirements for:

either

a the Degree of Bachelor of Communication from this University with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in 45 points above Stage II, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

or

b the Degree of Bachelor of Arts with a major in Communication or Media from this University with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in 45 points above Stage II, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative.

2 In exceptional circumstances, Senate or its representative may approve the admission of a student who has at least three years of extensive, relevant, practical, professional or scholarly experience deemed equivalent to the requirements in Regulation 1.

Duration and Total Points Value

3 A student admitted to this degree must:

a pass courses with a total value of 180 points

and

b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees

and

c not exceed 220 points for the total enrolment for this degree.

Structure and Content

4 A student enrolled for this degree must complete the requirements as listed in the Master of Communication Schedule.

5 A student must achieve a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher in the first 120 points of taught courses taken for this degree. If this Grade Point Average is not achieved, enrolment in the Master of Communication cannot continue.

6 A student must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

Dissertation

7 a The dissertation is to be carried out under the guidance of a supervisor appointed by Senate or its representative.

b The dissertation topic must be approved by the relevant Academic Head or nominee prior to enrolment.

c The dissertation is to be completed and submitted in accordance with the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Reassignment

8 A student may apply to reassign courses passed for this degree to the Postgraduate Diploma in Communication.

Honours

9 This degree may be awarded with Honours as specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Variations

10 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.

Commencement

11 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2023.

Master of Communication (MC) Schedule

Taught Masters

Requirement:

90 points: COMMS 705–707

30 points from COMMS 708–710, 714, 715, 748, CRIM 710, ENVMGT 741, 742, GENDER 700, INDIGEN 700, 710, LANGTCHG 763, MEDIA 717, POLITICS 709, 776, POPHLTH 733, PSYCH 700, SOCIOL 748, other 700 level courses offered at this University approved by the Programme Director

60 points: COMMS 793 Dissertation

or

105 points: COMMS 705–708

30 points from COMMS 708–710, 714, 715, 748, CRIM 710, ENVMGT 741, 742, GENDER 700, INDIGEN 700, 710, LANGTCHG 763, MEDIA 717, POLITICS 709, 776, POPHLTH 733, PSYCH 700, SOCIOL 748, other 700 level courses offered at this University approved by the Programme Director

45 points: COMMS 792 Dissertation

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