Regulations - Interfaculty Programmes


The Degree of Master of Philosophy – MPhil

The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations, including the Academic Statutes and Regulations but excluding the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Admission

1 In order to be admitted to this programme, a student needs to have:

a approval from the Dean of Graduate Studies

and

b (i) been enrolled in a Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Clinical Psychology for at least 12 months

or

(ii) completed the research requirements for a Doctor of Education

and

c been recommended for admission by their Head of Department and Faculty Dean or nominee.

Duration and Total Points Value

2 A student enrolled for this degree must:

a pass courses with a total points value of 120 points

and

b submit their thesis within six months. An extension of six months may be granted at the discretion of the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Structure and Content

3 Research Masters

Of the 120 points required for this degree a student must complete a 120 point MPhil Thesis in the appropriate subject.

Thesis

4 The thesis is to be carried out under the guidance of a supervisor appointed by Senate or its representative. The thesis topic must be approved by the relevant Head of Department before enrolment.

Examination

5 For students admitted to this degree examiners appointed by the Dean of Graduate Studies will recommend that:

either

a the degree be awarded

or

b the degree not be awarded.

Copies for Deposit

6 A student admitted to this degree must correct their thesis, if required, to the satisfaction of the Head of Department and deposit one hard-bound copy of the thesis with the Graduate Centre and a digital copy within three months of admission to this degree.

7 One hard-bound copy and a digital copy of the thesis must be deposited in the University of Auckland Library before the degree can be conferred.

Honours

8 The thesis for this degree is not graded and this degree may not be awarded with Honours.

Variations

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

Commencement

10 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2016. The 2013 regulations for the Degree of Master of Philosophy were thereby repealed.

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