Regulations - Education And Social Work


The Degree of Master of Social and Community Leadership – MSCL

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 must have completed the requirements for:

either

a a Bachelors degree with at least 60 points in social science subjects from a New Zealand university, or an equivalent qualification approved by Senate or its representative, with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in 75 points above Stage II

or

b (i) a Bachelors degree with at least 60 points in social science subjects from a New Zealand university, or an equivalent qualification approved by Senate or its representative

and

(ii) the Postgraduate Certificate in Social and Community Leadership with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher, provided that the Postgraduate Certificate in Social and Community Leadership has not been awarded

or

c (i) a relevant professional qualification, equivalent to a Bachelors degree of at least 360 points as approved by Senate or its representative, with at least two years of relevant professional experience approved by the Head of School of Counselling, Social Work and Human Services

and

(ii) the Postgraduate Certificate in Social and Community Leadership with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher, provided that the Postgraduate Certificate in Social and Community Leadership has not been awarded.

Duration and Total Points Value

2 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.

3 The total enrolment for this degree must not exceed 220 points.

Structure and Content

Research Masters

4 a A student enrolled for this degree must complete the requirements as listed in the Master of Social and Community Leadership Schedule.

b A student may substitute an alternative course the same as, or similar to, SOCWORK 718, as approved by the Academic Head.

c A student must achieve a Grade Point Average of 5 or higher in the first 60 points of taught courses taken for this degree. If this Grade Point Average is not achieved, enrolment in the Master of Social and Community Leadership cannot continue.

5 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

6 A student who does not achieve the Grade Point Average specified in Regulation 4c may apply to reassign courses passed for the Master of Social and Community Leadership to the Postgraduate Certificate in Social and Community Leadership.

Thesis

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

b The thesis must be approved by the relevant Academic Head or nominee or Postgraduate Committee prior to enrolment.

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

Variations

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

Honours

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

Commencement

10 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2017.

Master of Social and Community Leadership (MSCL) Schedule

Research Masters

Requirement:

60 points: SOCCLEAD 703, 706

30 points from: EDUC 735, 787, EDPRAC 751, EDPROFST 754, SOCWORK 718, or another approved 700 level research methods course

90 points: SOCCLEAD 794 Thesis

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