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Bachelor of Arts

Break barriers to creativty and study for a Bachelor of Arts (BA) at Waikato. FASS offers you the best of combinations – a uniquely personal degree that’s also the world’s most widely recognised.

Bachelor of Environmental Planning

Acquire the skills to create sustainable solutions. The Bachelor of Environmental Planning (BEP) is a professionally recognised specialist degree that will set you up for a career in a planning related field.

Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies

Create. Perform. Express. The Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies (BMCT) is an innovative degree focused on emerging forms of output in new media and creative practices.

Bachelor of Music

Create. Perform. Embrace. Study for a Bachelor of Music (BMus) and you will be learning from leading performers in a world-class performing arts facility. Student recitals give you the chance to share your passion and progress with the public.

Bachelor of Social Sciences

When you study towards the Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc) you'll analyze the ways in which human beings and our societies function, flourish, and fall apart. Explore. Advance. Challenge.

Bachelor of Social Work

The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) has the approval of the Social Workers’ Registration Board and will provide the requisite training needed to create positive change as a Social Worker.

Bachelor of Arts with Honours

The Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) involves two semesters of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study.


Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies with Honours

The Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies (Honours) degree follows on from the Bachelor of Media and Creative Technologies.


Bachelor of Music with Honours

The Bachelor of Music (Honours) degree follows on from the Bachelor of Music. Students specialise in either Composition or Performance.


Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours

The Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours (BSocSc(Hons)) involves two semesters of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study.


Bachelor of Tourism with Honours

The Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) involves two semesters of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study.


Master of Applied Psychology

Following completion of a three year Bachelors degree with a major in Psychology, students may apply to enter the two-year Master of Applied Psychology, with Organisational Psychology, Community Psychology or Behaviour Analysis as a programme of study.


Master of Arts

Following the successful completion of the BA or BA(Hons) you may apply for the Master of Arts (MA). Again, this degree is awarded with classes of honours.


Master of Arts (Applied)

The MA(Applied), a one-year full-time programme, which can also be taken part-time or in distance/block mode, is designed for students who wish to further their study of issues in second language teaching and Applied Linguistics.


Master of Clinical Animal Behaviour

The Masters of Clinical Animal Behaviour normally takes 18 months or three semesters of full-time study, requiring 180 points. This is made up of 120 points from the taught Clinical Animal Behaviour papers and a 60 point dissertation.


Master of Environmental Planning

The Master of Environmental Planning comprises two 500 Level Practicum papers equivalent to 30 points each and a dissertation equivalent to 60 points. One of the Practicum papers may be replaced by an approved elective, or alternatively, students may choose to complete a 90 point thesis in place of the dissertation.


Master of Media and Creative Technologies

The MMCT involves one calendar year, or one and a half academic years of full-time study, comprising 180 points at 500 level, including at least 60 points from a subject prescribed for the degree.


Master of Music

The Master of Music is taken in either Composition or Performance.


Master of Social Sciences

Following the successful completion of the BSocSc or BSocSc(Hons) you may apply for the Master of Social Sciences (MSocSc). Again, this degree is awarded with classes of honours.


Doctor of Musical Arts

The Doctor of Musical Arts is a higher qualification for students who wish to continue studying after the completion of their Masters degree in the field of music performance. DMAs have been offered in the United States for decades and more recently in some Australian cities and at the University of Auckland. It is the internationally recognised doctorate in performance music.


Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) involves a minimum of two years of original research culminating in a thesis, and may taken part-time. Most subjects listed within Arts and Social Sciences are available for research towards the PhD, subject to available resources and supervision.


Master of Philosophy

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) involves a minimum of one year of original research culminating in a thesis, and may taken part-time. Most subjects listed within Arts and Social Sciences are available for research towards the MPhil, subject to available resources and supervision.


Certificate

There are several ways you can gain admission to degree study at the University of Waikato. It is likely that you will be accepted into a Waikato Certificate if you meet the criteria outlined


Diploma

There are several ways you can gain admission to degree study at the University of Waikato. It is likely that you will be accepted into a Waikato Diploma if you meet the criteria outlined


Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate comprises a minimum of 60 points at 100 level or above, including 40 points at 300 level or above in the Graduate Certificate subjects listed below, and including at least 40 points from one of the subjects listed in Schedule A. Normally it involves one semester of full-time study (or more extended part-time study).


Graduate Diploma

Students who do not have a substantial component of a particular subject in their undergraduate degree can enrol in a Graduate Diploma to prepare them for graduate study in that subject. The Graduate Diploma can also be taken for interest.


Postgraduate Certificate

The Postgraduate Certificate comprises a minimum of 60 points at 500 level or above in one of the Postgraduate Certificate subjects listed below. Normally it involves one semester of full-time study (or more extended part-time study).


Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Animal Behaviour

The PGCert in Clinical Animal Behaviour normally takes 6 months of full-time study, requiring 60 points. This is made up four 15 point taught Clinical Animal Behaviour papers.


Postgraduate Diploma

The Postgraduate Diploma comprises a minimum of 120 points at 500 level or above from Postgraduate Diploma subjects listed below, including at least 90 points from one subject. Normally it involves one year of full-time study (or more extended part-time study).


Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Animal Behaviour

The PGDip in Clinical Animal Behaviour normally takes 12 months of full-time study, requiring 120 points. This is made up of four 15 point and one 60 point taught Clinical Animal Behaviour papers.


Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology (Clinical)

The Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology is a three year programme following completion of either the BSocSc(Hons), PGDip(Psych), or their equivalent. The first two years of the programme are usually taken concurrently with the MSocSc but can be coordinated with work towards a PhD.


Postgraduate Diploma in the Practice of Psychology

The Postgraduate Diploma in the Practice of Psychology (PGDipPracPsych) is a twelve-month programme of study to masters graduates in Psychology who have specialised in either Organisational Psychology, Community Psychology or Applied Behaviour Analysis. It is designed to meet the requirements for registration as a psychologist under the Health Practitioners Competency Assurance Act.


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