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3.2.2.5    Graduation Requirements

Master of Psychology (Clinical)

The minimum CAP for fulfilment of the degree requirement is 3.00. Candidates must successfully complete 13 modules (68 MCs) for graduation. This will comprise coursework (28 MCs; 41.2% of the credit requirements), practical training (18 MCs; 26.5% of the credit requirements) and research (22 MCs; 32.3% of the credit requirements).The grades of all 13 modules will be considered in assessing whether the student has met the degree requirements. Students are required to pass every module with at least ‘B-’ grade except for the placement modules which have a ‘Completed Satisfactorily’ (CS) or ‘Completed Unsatisfactorily’ grading (CU) system. A ‘CS’ grade is required for all placement modules. Students who receive a ‘CU’ grade for any clinical placement will need to repeat a placement of a similar nature. Students who receive two ‘CU’ grades for the same placement, or any two clinical placements, will be discontinued from the programme regardless of CAP. Performance in case studies will not contribute to the assessment of any individual module. Students will be placed on 6-month block placements and they need to successfully complete (i.e. receive a “PASS” grade) at least two out of the three submitted case studies and this must include the third final case study. Students who fail to pass at least 2 out of 3 case studies (this must include the final case study) may be put up to the university for termination of their candidature from the clinical programme. However, in the case of extenuating circumstances, students who fail Case Study 3 may be granted the opportunity of a viva examination at the discretion of the clinical director. Those who fail to satisfy examiners of their capacity for professional practice will be put up to the university for termination from the clinical programme. In cases where there is evidence of a significant failure in duty of care to clients seen under supervision, incompetency or gross misconduct, the clinical faculty retains the right to terminate a placement at any time. In such cases, the placement will be considered a failure. The candidate must also pass (at least grade ‘C’) the Graduate English Courses (Intermediate Level), where applicable.

Master of Science (Applied Geographic Information Systems)

Candidates enrolled in either track of the Master of Science (Applied Geographic Information Systems) are required to complete 40 MCs before graduation. For the award of the degree under the thesis track, a candidate must have passed all six core modules (sub-total = 32 MCs) and any two elective modules (sub-total = 8 MCs) with a minimum CAP of 3.0. In order to graduate, a candidate must also pass the module GE6225 GIS Research Thesis with at least a grade ‘B-’. For the award of the degree under the project track, a candidate must have passed all five core modules (sub-total = 24 MCs) and any four elective modules (sub-total = 16 MCs) with a minimum CAP of 3.0. In order to graduate, a candidate must also pass the module GE6226 GIS Research Project with at least a grade ‘B-’. A candidate will also have to pass (at least grade ‘C’) the Graduate English Courses at intermediate level, where applicable.

Other Masters by Coursework

A candidate for the Masters by coursework degree must:

  • Complete and pass a minimum of 40 MCs comprising at least 30 MCs at level 5000 or 6000 within the subject or related fields during the course of study. The remaining 10 MCs may be from level 4000 in the subject or related fields. For details, please visit the websites of the individual Departments/Programmes;
  • Obtain a minimum CAP of 3.00 for the minimum required modules at the end of the course of study;
  • Pass (at least grade ‘C’) the Graduate English Courses (intermediate level), where applicable.

Graduate Diploma in Social Work

A candidate for the Graduate Diploma in Social Work must complete no less than 24 MCs (i.e., six modules) and attain a minimum CAP of 2.75 at the end of the course of study before he/she can be considered for the award of the graduate diploma. He/she will also have to pass (at least grade ‘C’) the Graduate English courses at intermediate level, where applicable.