School of Law and Social Science

Postgraduate Diploma in Arts

Programme Code:
PGDART
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Duration:
1 Year Full Time, 2 Years Part Time
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Programme Overview

A Single Major,Sociology


Programme Requirements

The Sociology major of the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Sociology) consists of four courses: Courses: Four of SO401, SO402, SO404, SO415, SO408, SO409, AL400. A different 400-level course may be substituted for one of these with approval of Senate or its delegate.

Admission Requirements

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:
i) A USP bachelor’s degree with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 in the 200- and 300-level courses of the relevant discipline;
ii) A tertiary qualification deemed by Senate or its delegate to be equivalent to clause (a);
iii) A professional qualification deemed by Senate or its delegate to be equivalent to clause (a);
iv) In exceptional cases, demonstrated experience or achievement deemed by Senate or its delegate to be sufficient; or
v) 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.

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

Courses

The Sociology major of the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Sociology) consists of four courses: Courses: Four of SO401, SO402, SO404, SO415, SO408, SO409, AL400. A different 400-level course may be substituted for one of these with approval of Senate or its delegate.

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