PGCert - English as a subject
Postgraduate certificates and diplomas provide the opportunity for continuing professional development in the same area as an original degree. A postgraduate diploma can often lead to a master's degree.
English at Waikato prepares you for what employers want – a trained mind and the ability to understand and creatively solve problems with words. You'll grow your appreciation for major literary works and a love for the English language.
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- Counselling Studies
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- Development Studies
- Digital Business
- Earth Sciences
- Ecology and Biodiversity
- Education and Society
- Educational Leadership
- English as a Second Language
- Environment and Society
- Environmental Planning
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- Health, Sport and Human Performance
- Human Development
- Human Resource Management
- International Management
- International Relations and Security Studies
- Labour Studies
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- Management Systems
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- Māori Cultural Studies/Tikanga Māori
- Māori Language/Te Reo Māori
- Māori Media and Communication
- Political Science
- Population Studies and Demography
- Public Policy
- Public Relations
- Screen and Media Studies
- Social Policy
- Strategic Management
- Theatre Studies
- Tourism and Hospitality Management
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|Start Dates:||Semester A (February) and Semester B (July)|
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Papers available within English
Prescriptions for the PGCert(Engl), PGDip(Engl), BA(Hons) and MA
To be eligible to be considered for enrolment in graduate English papers, a student should normally have at least a B average in either the best three of their 300 level English papers or all their undergraduate English papers.
To complete a BA(Hons) in English, students must gain 120 points at 500 level, including at least 30 points in research (normally ENGLI591) and at least 30 points from papers listed for English.
To be eligible to be considered for enrolment in the MA in English, a student must have completed either:
a) a BA with a major in English (or equivalent) and have gained at least a B average in either the best three of their 300 level English papers or all of their undergraduate English papers, or
b) a BA(Hons) in English (or equivalent) and have gained at least second class honours (second division).
Completion requirements for the MA in English vary according to admission criteria:
Students admitted under a) above must complete 180 points from approved 500 level papers, including a research foundations 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.
Scholarships and prizes
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For more information about subject requirements please refer to the catalogue of papers for the most up to date information.