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Dip - Education and Society as a subject

A diploma is a short-term study option that can help pave your way to future success.

Education and Society involves critical inquiry into the social, political, cultural, economic and personal theories and practices of lifelong education.


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Key information

Years: 1
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
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*Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.

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Prescriptions for the GradCert(EdSoc) and GradDip(EdSoc)

A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Education and Society at an advanced level in their first degree.

The Graduate Diploma in Education and Society consists of 120 points at 100 level or above, including at least 80 points at 300 level or above. Each programme must include EDSOC101 and one of EDSOC100, EDSOC200, EDSOC201 and at least 60 points from 300 level Education and Society papers, including at least 40 points from PCSS coded papers.

For further details, contact the Faculty of Education Academic Office.

Prescriptions for the PGCert(EdSoc), PGDip(EdSoc), BA(Hons), BSocSc(Hons), MA, MEd and MSocSc

To be eligible to be considered for enrolment in graduate Education and Society papers, a student should normally have at least a B average in either the best three of their 300 level Education and Society papers or all their undergraduate Education and Society papers.

To complete a BA(Hons) or BSocSc(Hons) in Education and Society, students must gain 120 points at 500 level, including at least 30 points in research (normally PCSS591), EDUCA557 or HISTY516, or both SSRP503 and SSRP504.

To be eligible to be considered for enrolment in the MEd, MA or MSocSc in Education and Society, a student should have completed either:

a) a BA or BSocSc with a major in Education and Society (or equivalent) and have gained at least a B average across all 300 level papers.

b) a BA(Hons) or BSocSc(Hons) in Education and Society (or equivalent) and have gained at least a B average across all 500 level papers.

Completion requirements for the MA or MSocSc in Education and Society vary according to admission criteria:

Students admitted under a) above must complete 180 points from approved 500 level papers, including a research methodology paper, and either a 120 point thesis, a 90 point thesis, or a 60 point dissertation.

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.


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Contacts

Te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education

Undergraduate enquires
Phone: 0800 832 242 or 07 838 4500
Email: teach@waikato.ac.nz 

Postgraduate enquires
Phone: 07 838 4466 ext 7721
Email: educ_grad@waikato.ac.nz