Cert - Sociology as a subject
Looking for a short-term study option? A certificate can help pave your way to future success, and is equivalent to the first year of study of a bachelor's degree. It's a great way to gain an introductory qualification in a field of study.
Sociology at Waikato moves you beyond assumptions and explores who we are and our place in the world. You'll study human relationships and how societies form. Sociology at Waikato is highly respected and is a top 250 QS-rated subject.
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Papers available within Sociology
Prescriptions for the GradCert(Socy) and GradDip(Socy)
A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Sociology at an advanced level in their first degree.
Each programme of study for the Graduate Certificate must include at least one SOCIO coded 200 level paper and at least one SOCIO coded 300 level paper. Each programme of study for the Graduate Diploma must include at least one SOCIO coded 200 level paper, and at least two SOCIO coded 300 level papers.
For further details, contact the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences Office.
Prescriptions for the PGCert(Socy), PGDip(Socy), BSocSc(Hons) and MSocSc
To be eligible to be considered for enrolment in the BSocSc(Hons) in Sociology, a student should normally have at least a B average in either the best three of their 300 level Sociology papers or all their undergraduate Sociology papers. Students who do not meet this requirement should discuss their proposed programme of study with the Programme Convenor prior to confirming their enrolment.
To complete a BSocSc(Hons) in Sociology, students must gain 120 points at 500 level, including at least 30 points in research (normally SOCIO591), and at least 30 points from other SOCIO coded 500 level papers. It is recommended that students take one of the research methods papers listed, especially if they are considering going on with further graduate study.
To be eligible to be considered for enrolment in the MSocSc in Sociology, a student should have completed either:
a) a BSocSc with a major in Sociology (or equivalent) and have gained at least a B grade average across the 300 level papers, or for a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, or
b) a BSocSc(Hons) in Sociology (or equivalent) with at least second class honours (second division).
Completion requirements for the MSocSc in Sociology vary according to admission criteria:
Students admitted under a) above must complete 180 points from approved 500 level papers, including 60 points from SOCIO coded papers, and either a 120 point thesis, a 90 point thesis or a 60 point dissertation. It is recommended that students take one of the research methods papers listed.
Students admitted under b) above must complete a 120 point thesis, a 90 point thesis and a further 30 points from approved 500 level papers, or a 60 point dissertation and a further 60 points from approved 500 level papers.
To be considered for enrolment in a dissertation or thesis, all students must have completed at least 60 points from approved 500 level papers and have gained at least a B+ average to be admitted to SOCIO592 or SOCIO593, and at least an A- average to be admitted to SOCIO594.
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