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1 [i] In these Specificati ons 'Faculty' means the Faculty of Arts acting on the advice of the Board of Humanities and Social Science.
[ii] The Faculty may accept as a candidate for the degree of Master of Public Policy (Police Studies, Asian Studies) any of the following:
(a) an applicant who has qualified for admission to a bachelor degree in the University of Tasmania;
(b) an applicant who holds a degree of another university or tertiary institution approved by the Faculty for this purpose, and who is deemed by the Faculty to be equivalent to a candidate in paragraph (a);
(c) in exceptional circumstances a person who holds a tertiary qualification and whose employment experience indicates a level of knowledge and skill deemed by the Faculty to be sufficient to complete the course satisfactorily.
2 Candidates shall complete the award requirements as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than three separate semesters or a maximum of three years. In certain circumstances, Faculty may approve a suspension of candidature for a period not exceeding twelve calendar months.

Course structure

3 To qualify for the award, the candidate shall successfully complete 100% of units plus a research project as listed in the accompanying Schedule.
4 [i] Units may be counted towards the award only if they have been taken in accordance with prerequisites and co-requisites determined by the Faculty summarised in the Schedule.
[ii] A candidate normally may not enrol in any year in units totalling more than 100% weight, or more than 50% weight if the candidate is in full-time employment during any given semester.
[iii] Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the award.
[iv] In every case the candidate's choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval by the Faculty or in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 3.

Credit for Previous Studies

5 Passes in subjects or units in other honours or postgraduate courses (completed or otherwise) in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the award, to a maximum of one third of the award, provided that the Faculty may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the award.


6 The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the Schedule.
7 These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2002 and shall apply to all candidates for the award.
8 The approved abbreviation for the award of Master of Public shall be MPubPol
9 The research project shall be bound and lodged for examination in accordance with the Rules of Higher Degrees. A candidate may also be required by the Faculty to deposit a representative collection of material relevant to the thesis.
10 The examination of the research project shall be conducted by at least two examiners appointed by the Faculty.
11 After considering the reports of the examiners of the research project and reports from assessors of the candidate's performance in remaining sections of the course, the Faculty shall decide whether the candidate merits the award of the degree or, if not:
(a) whether the candidate should present an oral defence of the research project or submit an amended research project, or both, within such further period as the Faculty may determine, after which the Faculty shall then decide upon the award of the degree, or
(b) whether the candidate should be awarded the Graduate Diploma.
12 A candidate shall not, without the consent of the Faculty, submit for examination for the degree any work which the candidate has previously submitted for any degree or diploma.

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