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  • MASSEY

    UNIVERSITY

    College of Humanities

    and Social Sciences

    _________________________

    POSTGRADUATE

    HANDBOOK

    2011 _________________________

    October 2010

  • Foreword

    This handbook outlines the Massey University and College of Humanities and Social Sciences

    framework within which postgraduate students, supervisors, and examiners are required to operate.

    Students are expected to become familiar with the regulations for their programme of study. These

    can be found in the Calendar or on the Massey University web site: http://calendar.massey.ac.nz/.

    Staff and students should also familiarise themselves with the relevant sections within this

    handbook.

    The information provided is aimed at improving the quality of the postgraduate study experience

    and the outcomes.

    Best wishes for your successful postgraduate study.

    Members of College Graduate Studies Committee as at October 2010:

    Chairperson Dr Doreen D’Cruz

    Academic Director Associate Professor Julie Bunnell

    Regional Director’s Nominee, Albany Ms Adele Donachie

    Regional Director, Wellington Dr Ellen Soulliere

    Centre for Defence Studies Dr John Moremon

    School of English & Media Studies Dr Sarah Ross

    School of Health & Social Services Mr Kieran O’Donoghue

    School of Health & Social Services Dr Jill Wilkinson

    School of History, Philosophy & Classics Dr Geoffrey Watson

    School of Language Studies Dr Gillian Skyrme

    School of Māori Studies Ms Rachel Rakena

    School of People, Environment & Planning Dr Maria Borovnik

    School of People, Environment & Planning Dr Jeff McNeill

    School of Psychology Dr Gus Habermann

    School of Public Health Ms Katharine Haddock

    School of Social and Cultural Studies Dr Graeme MacRae

    College Representative on Doctoral Research Committee Associate Professor Keith Tuffin

    Library Representative Ms Nicola McCarthy

    Academic Services Manager Trish Barker

    Committee Secretary Fiona Coote

  • Contents

    BACKGROUND INFORMATION .................................................................................................. 1

    Frequently Asked Questions ....................................................................................................... 3

    Arts Postgraduate Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates ............................................................ 11

    Named Postgraduate Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates ....................................................... 15

    College Contacts ....................................................................................................................... 17

    Library Information .................................................................................................................. 19

    Resource Minima for Postgraduate Students at Massey University......................................... 21

    Teaching, Learning and Distance Education Centres ............................................................... 23

    COLLEGE GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES- General Information for Students & Staff ... 25

    Definitions and Guidelines for Teaching Delivery Modes for Postgraduate Taught Papers,

    College of Humanities and Social Sciences ............................................................................. 27

    Admission and Progression for College Qualifications ........................................................... 31

    Part A: Criteria for Admission to Postgraduate Qualifications in the Arts ............................. 31

    Part B: Admission to Named Postgraduate Qualifications ...................................................... 35

    Part C: Progression between Named Postgraduate Qualifications .......................................... 37

    Part Time or Full Time Study ................................................................................................... 39

    Time Limits for Graduate Students .......................................................................................... 43

    Extensions, Suspensions, Withdrawals and Other Administrative Procedures ........................ 45

    Class of Honours/Grade Point Average (GPA) ........................................................................ 49

    Graduation ................................................................................................................................ 51

    COLLEGE GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES - Information for Research Students & Staff. 53

    Thesis Enrolment and Deadline for Submission ...................................................................... 55

    College Research Supervision Guidelines ................................................................................ 57

    Policy on the Moderation of Postgraduate Papers .................................................................... 59

    College Policy Regarding Research Supervisors and Examiners ............................................ 61

    University Guidelines for the Submission of Theses ............................................................... 63

    College Guidelines for the Submission of Research Reports ................................................... 65

    College Guidelines for the Examination of Theses (excluding Doctoral Theses) ................... 67

    College Guidelines for Examiners’ Reports ............................................................................. 69

    Policy and Procedures for Examination Adjudication ............................................................. 71

    Policy for Remarking of Research Reports and Theses Awarded a Passing Grade ................. 73

    Policy for Resubmission of Failed Research Reports and Theses ............................................ 75

    UNIVERSITY GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES .................................................................. 77

    University Policies and Procedures .......................................................................................... 79

    The University - Student Contract ............................................................................................ 81

    APPENDICES .................................................................................................................................. 83

    Research Supervision Statement .............................................................................................. 85

    Examiner’s Grade and Recommendation ................................................................................. 87

    Application for Extension: Information for Applicants ........................................................... 89

    Application for Extension ......................................................................................................... 91

    Application for Suspension: Information for Applicants ........................................................ 93

    Application for Suspension ...................................................................................................... 95

    Library Research Consultation ................................................................................................. 97

    Guidelines for Workload in Postgraduate Papers ..................................................................... 99

    The Performance Based Research Fund (PBRF) Definition of Research .............................. 101

  • 1

    BACKGROUND INFORMATION

  • 2

  • 3

    Frequently Asked Questions

    The frequently asked questions and the answers to them below are designed to provide easy

    access to the more detailed information which follows in the Postgraduate Handbook for the

    College of Humanities and Social Sciences. For each question, there is a reference to a page

    in the Postgraduate Handbook where more information on the topic can be found. The

    handbook is available on request in hard copy to all postgraduate students. It is also available

    electronically by following the link

    below:http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/learning/colleges/college-humanities-social-

    sciences/study/postgrad/pg_admin_booklets.cfm

    Question Answer Page reference

    Definitions of qualifications

    1. What postgraduate

    qualifications are available in

    the College of Humanities

    and Social Sciences?

    Tables outlining the postgraduate

    qualifications below doctoral level in the

    College of Humanities and Social Sciences

    are available on the pages immediately

    following these Frequently Asked

    Questions. The first table includes the

    qualifications and endorsements for all the

    Arts qualifications. The second table

    includes all the other named qualifications

    in the College.

    The College of Humanities and Social

    Sciences offers the Doctor of Philosophy

    degree in a wide range of subject areas and

    also the Doctor of Clinical Psychology.

    11 - 14

    2. Where can information on

    Doctoral qualifications be

    found?