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Regulations - Arts

Postgraduate Diploma in Public Policy – PGDipPP

The regulations for this postgraduate diploma 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 postgraduate diploma, a student needs to have:

a been enrolled in the Degree of Master of Public Policy


b passed at least 30 points for that degree


c been recommended for admission by the Academic Head or nominee.

Duration and Total Points Value

2 A student enrolled for this postgraduate diploma must:

a pass courses with a total value of 120 points


b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Postgraduate Diplomas.

3 The total enrolment for this postgraduate diploma must not exceed 160 points.

Structure and Content

4 Of the 120 points required for this postgraduate diploma, a student must pass:

a 75 points: POLICY 701, 702, 742, POLITICS 757


b 45 points from courses listed in the Master of Public Policy Schedule, excluding POLICY 792, 793, and 794.

5 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.


6 This postgraduate diploma may be awarded with Distinction or Merit as specified in the General Regulations – Postgraduate Diplomas.


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


8 These regulations have been amended with effect from 1 January 2023.