Regulations - Arts


The Degree of Master of Public Policy – MPP

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 programme, a student needs to have:

either

a completed the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Politics and International Relations from this University with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

or

b completed the requirements for a Bachelors degree from this University, in a relevant subject 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

and

c completed STATS 101 or an equivalent undergraduate Statistics course.

2 A student who has met the requirements for admission under Regulation 1 above, but who has not completed STATS 101 or its equivalent, may enrol for this degree. STATS 101 must be completed within the first semester of initial enrolment for the Master of Public Policy. Should this requirement not be completed within that semester, enrolment for the Degree of Master of Public Policy will be suspended until it has been completed.

3 Admission to this programme requires the approval of the Programme Coordinator.

Note: Relevant subjects may include anthropology, business, communication, economics, governance, law, media, organisational studies, political science, public administration, public health, public management, public policy, public relations, social geography, social sciences and sociology.

Duration and Total Points Value

4 A student admitted to this degree under Regulation 1a must:

a pass courses with a total value of 120 points

and

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

and

c not exceed 160 points for the total enrolment for this degree.

5 A student admitted to this degree under Regulation 1b 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

6 a A student enrolled for this degree must complete the requirements as listed in the Master of Public Policy Schedule.

b A student who has to complete 120 points must achieve a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher in the first 30 points of taught courses taken for this degree. If this Grade Point Average is not achieved, enrolment in the Master of Public Policy cannot continue.

c A student who has to complete 180 points must achieve a Grade Point Average of 4.0 or higher in the first 45 points of taught courses taken for this degree. If this Grade Point Average is not achieved, enrolment in the Master of Public Policy cannot continue.

d A student who has to complete 180 points for a Research Masters must achieve a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in the first 60 points of taught courses taken. If this Grade Point Average is not achieved, enrolment in the Master of Public Policy cannot continue.

7 Where a student has previously passed courses equivalent to any of the required courses, a 700 level course approved by the Programme Coordinator for this degree may be substituted.

8 a Enrolment in any elective course is subject to the approval of the relevant Academic Head or nominee.

b The programme for each student requires the approval of the Programme Coordinator for this degree.

9 A student admitted to this programme must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity Course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

Reassignment

10 A student may apply to reassign courses passed for the Master of Public Policy to the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Policy.

Honours

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

Variations

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

Commencement

13 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2018. The 2015 regulations for the Degree of Master of Public Policy were thereby repealed.

Master of Public Policy (MPP) Schedule

A student who has to complete 120 points must satisfy the following requirements:

Research Masters

Prerequisite: 30 points from POLICY 701, 702, POLITICS 701, 757, 769

Requirement:

30 points from POLICY 701, 702, POLITICS 701, 757, 769

90 points: POLICY 794 Thesis

Taught Masters

60 points: POLICY 701, 702, POLITICS 701, 757

15 points from ANTHRO 755, CRIM 703, DEVELOP 702, 708, EARTHSCI 705, ECON 742, 761, EDPROFST 739, EDUC 705, ENVMGT 741, 743, 744, 746, GEOG 718, 725, 738, 748, MĀORI 743, PACIFIC 704, POLICY 737, POLITICS 704, 741, 746, 756, 772, 774, POPLHLTH 718, 719, SOCCHFAM 700, 734, SOCIOL 703, 713, 728, 736, 747, SOCHLTH 700, SOCWORK 723, 757 or other approved 700 level courses offered at this University

45 points: POLITICS 769, POLICY 790 Dissertation, or POLICY 792 Dissertation

A student who has to complete 180 points must satisfy the following requirements:

Requirement:

Research Masters

75 points: POLICY 701, 702, POLITICS 701, 757, 769

15 points from ANTHRO 755, CRIM 703, DEVELOP 702, 708, EARTHSCI 705, ECON 742, 761, EDPROFST 739, EDUC 705, ENVMGT 741, 743, 744, 746, GEOG 718, 725, 738, 748, MĀORI 743, PACIFIC 704, POLICY 737, POLITICS 704, 741, 746, 756, 772, 774, POPLHLTH 718, 719, SOCCHFAM 700, 734, SOCIOL 703, 713, 728, 736, 747, SOCHLTH 700, SOCWORK 723, 757 or other approved 700 level courses offered at this University

90 points: POLICY 794 Thesis

Taught Masters

75 points: POLICY 701, 702, POLITICS 701, 757, 769

60 points from ANTHRO 755, CRIM 703, DEVELOP 702, 708, EARTHSCI 705, ECON 742, 761, EDPROFST 739, EDUC 705, ENVMGT 741, 743, 744, 746, GEOG, 718, 725, 738, 748, MĀORI 743, PACIFIC 704, POLICY 737, POLITICS 704, 741, 746, 756, 772, 774, POPLHLTH 718, 719, SOCCHFAM 700, 734, SOCIOL 703, 713, 728, 736, 747, SOCHLTH 700, SOCWORK 723, 757 or other approved 700 level courses offered at this University

45 points: POLICY 792 Dissertation

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