Regulations - Interfaculty Programmes


The Degree of Master of Higher Education – MHigherEd

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:

either

a (i) have completed the requirements for a postgraduate degree or diploma from this University, with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in 120 points in the most advanced courses, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

and

(ii) have at least three years of extensive, relevant professional teaching experience, or professional experience in a significant learning and teaching role, including content and experience equivalent to that obtained through the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education as approved by Senate or its representative

or

b (i) have completed the requirements for a degree from this University, with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in 120 points in the most advanced courses, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

or

(ii) (a) have completed the requirements for a degree from this University, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative

and

(b) have completed the requirements for the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice or Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education from this University with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative, provided that the postgraduate certificate has not been awarded

and

c be currently employed in the tertiary education sector and have a substantial role in teaching and/or supporting student learning, or have, within the past three years, been employed in the tertiary education sector and had a substantial role in teaching and/or supporting student learning.

2 In exceptional circumstances, Senate or its representative may approve the admission of a student who has extensive, relevant professional teaching experience, or extensive, relevant professional experience in a significant learning and teaching role, that is deemed to be the equivalent of the requirements in Regulation 1.

Note: A substantial role in teaching or supporting student learning may include academic, library or learning design positions.

Duration and Total Points Value

3 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.

4 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.

5 The requirements for this degree must be completed on a part-time basis.

Structure and Content

6 A student enrolled for this degree must complete the requirements as listed in the Master of Higher Education Schedule.

7 A student who has to complete 180 points for this degree must achieve a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in the first 60 points of taught courses and prior to enrolment in HIGHED 793. If the Grade Point Average is not achieved, enrolment in the Master of Higher Education cannot be continued.

8 A student admitted to this programme under Regulation 1a may substitute HIGHED 701 or HIGHED 702 for HIGHED 703 with the approval by the Programme Director.

9 A student may substitute an approved research methods course for HIGHED 704 with the approval of the Programme Director.

10 The programme for each student requires the approval of the Dean of the Faculty of Education and Social Work prior to enrolment.

11 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

12 A student who does not achieve the Grade Point Average specified in Regulation 7 may apply to reassign courses passed for this degree to the Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education or Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education.

Dissertation

13 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 in HIGHED 793.

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

Transfer from Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education or Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice

14 A student who is required to complete 180 points and has enrolled in courses towards the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice or Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education may reassign those courses to this degree provided that the postgraduate certificate has not been awarded.

Variations

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

Honours

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

Commencement

17 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2019.

Master of Higher Education (MHigherEd) Schedule

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

Taught Masters

Requirement:

60 points: HIGHED 703, 704

60 points: HIGHED 793 Dissertation

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

Taught Masters

Requirement:

120 points: HIGHED 701, 702, 703, 704

60 points: HIGHED 793 Dissertation

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