Programmes & Courses



Postgraduate Programmes: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE)

INFORMATION RESEARCH SKILLS

All students registering in Postgraduate programmes are required, in their first semester of studies,to complete 14.5hours of Information Research Skills conducted by the Library.

POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATES

The Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching (PGCTT) programme consists of three courses, ED401, ED402 and ED403, which are designed to transform educational practice and the delivery of curriculum in higher education. The programme will integrate the principles of a diverse range of pedagogies, current and emerging technologies and enable educational practice-based research in higher education.

Special Admission Requirements:

  • a) Hold a university degree or equivalent, and
  • b) Be teaching at tertiary level.

Programme Requirements:

The Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching consists of three courses.

Courses: ED401, ED402, ED403

The Postgraduate Certificate in Gender Studies consists of 2 courses. It is a part-time programme (2 semesters) and a full-time programme (1 semester), which explores gender as a factor of inquiry for research, policy and practice. This programme is 100% coursework requiring students to engage in critical thinking and apply gender analysis to the analysis of diverse socio-economic and development issues.

Special Admission Requirements:

  • a) hold a university degree or equivalent; or
  • b) hold a university diploma and at least three years of experience in industry; or
  • c) have met mature student admission criteria with exceptional professional achievements

Programme Requirements: The Postgraduate Certificate in Gender Studies consists of two courses:

Courses: GN400, GN401

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMAS

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN ARTS

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts is offered in the following majors: Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching, History, Linguistics, Literature, Pacific Studies, Psychology, Social Policy & Administration, and Sociology.

The general admission requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma are:

  • a) a USP bachelorís degree with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 in the 200- and 300-level courses of the relevant discipline;
  • b) a tertiary qualification deemed by Senate or its delegate to be equivalent to clause (a);
  • c) a professional qualification deemed by Senate or its delegate to be equivalent to clause (a);
  • d) in exceptional cases, demonstrated experience or achievement deemed by Senate or its delegate to be sufficient; or
  • e) have met the mature student admission criteria.

Notwithstanding the provisions set out above, Senate or its delegate may require applicants to demonstrate their suitability for admission by carrying out such work and/or sitting for such examinations as it may determine. A 400-level course taken as a qualifying course for the Postgraduate Diploma may become part of a future postgraduate programme.

History

The History major of the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts consists of four courses.

Courses: AL400 plus three 400-level HY courses.

Linguistics

The Linguistics major of the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts consists of four courses.

Courses: AL400, LL413, LL416, LL426.

Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching

Major of the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts consists of four courses.

Courses: LL416, LL418, LL419, LL426.

Literature

The Literature major of the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts consists of four courses.

Courses: Any four from: LL401, LL402, LL403, LL406, LL407, LL410.

Pacific Studies

The Pacific Studies major of the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in Pacific Studies consists of the following courses:

Courses: PA418 and AL400 as core courses, and any other two from PA402, PA409, PA419 and PA423.

Psychology

The Psychology major of the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Psychology) consists of four courses:

Courses: PS407, PS408, AL400 plus one of MG404, PS402 or S0401.

Social Policy and Administration

The Social Policy and Administration major of the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts consists of four courses and will be of particular interest to qualified and experienced professionals from social work, social welfare, community development, education, health-care and related professions and to recent graduates wishing to pursue a career in these professions.

Courses: SO407, SO408, SO409, AL400. A different 400-level course may be substituted for one of these with approval of Senate or its delegate.

Sociology

The Sociology major of the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts consists of four courses.

Special Admission Requirements: Applicants without a substantive sociology background may be considered for admission, but may be required to undertake extra reading.

Courses: Four of SO401, SO402, SO404, SO407, SO408, SO409, AL400. A different 400-level course may be substituted for one of these with approval of Senate or its delegate.

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION

Special Programme Requirements:

  • a) obtained a Bachelor degree in Education of The University of the South Pacific normally with a GPA of at least 3.0 in the 200 and 300 level courses in Education: or
  • b) obtained from some other tertiary institution a qualification deemed by Senate or its delegate to be equivalent to the requirements set out in (a) above; or
  • c) obtained a professional qualification deemed by Senate to be equivalent to the requirements set out in (a) above; or
  • d) met the mature student admission criteria.

Programme Requirements: The Postgraduate Diploma in Education consists of four courses.

Courses: AL400 and any three from: ED451, ED454, ED455, ED456. ED457, ED461, ED466, ED468, ED491, ED492, ED493

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN TERTIARY TEACHING

Not Offered in 2017

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN LAW

The Postgraduate Diploma in Law consists of four courses.

Special Admission Requirements: An LLB or equivalent degree with a GPA of 3.5 or better; or a USP LLB with a GPA of 3.0 or better and either LA326/LW390 passed with a grade of B+ or better; or professional or research experience deemed to be equivalent to such a grade.

Programme Requirements: The Postgraduate Diploma in Law consists of four courses:

Courses: LW400, AL400; plus two 400-level LW courses.

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