Programmes & Courses



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

Special Admission Requirements:

To be admitted to the Diploma in Early Childhood Education a person shall have:

  • a) gained a pass in a Senate recognised Form 7 or equivalent examination; or
  • b) obtained at least a B+ grade or better in Certificate in Early Childhood Education (CECE) and a ‘B’ or better in LLF11 or LLF14; or
  • c) met the mature entry admission criteria.

Programme Requirements: The Diploma in Early Childhood Education consists of 12 courses.

Courses: UU100, UU114, ED152, ED153, ED103, ED204, ED205, ED206, ED250, ED252, ED302; plus a 200- or 300-level Education course recommended by Head of School of Education.

Special Admission Requirements:

To be admitted to a Diploma in Educational Evaluation and Assessment a person shall have:

  • a) at least two years’ teaching experience after obtaining a diploma or degree from a recognised Teachers’ College; or
  • b) met the mature student admission criteria.

Programme Requirements: The Diploma in Educational Evaluation and Assessment consists of 12 courses.

Courses: UU100, UU114, ED152, ED153, ED154, ED252, ED254, ED255, ED354 and ED359 plus 2 x 200- or 300-level courses.

Special Admission Requirements:

To be admitted to a Diploma in Educational Leadership and Change, a person shall have at least two years’ teaching experience after obtaining a certificate, diploma or degree from a recognised Teachers’ college

Programme Requirements: The Diploma in Educational Leadership and Change consists of 12 courses.

Courses: UU100, UU114, ED191, ED192, ED255, ED291, ED292, ED359, ED391 plus 3 x 200- or 300-level courses in consultation with Head of School of Education.

DIPLOMA IN LIBRARY/INFORMATION STUDIES

Special Admission Requirements:

To be admitted to a Diploma in Library/Information Studies a person shall have:

  • a) passed a Senate-recognised Form 7 or equivalent examination including English; or
  • b) met the mature student admission criteria, which normally include at least three years’ experience in a library, and a pass in LLF11 or equivalent; or
  • c) completed an L/IS Certificate in Basic Skills in Library/Information Studies, and a pass in LLF11 or equivalent.
  • d) Certificate graduates must pass the first Diploma course, LS101 Introduction to Library/Information Studies, before enrolling in other L/IS courses.

Programme Requirements: The Diploma in Library/Information Studies consists of 12 courses.

Courses: UU100, UU114, LS101, LS102, LS203, LS204, LS205, LS310; plus 4 x degree-level courses.

No new enrolment from 2016

DIPLOMA IN MULTILINGUAL STUDIES

Special Admission Requirements:

The Diploma in Multilingual Studies is a joint programme in Education offered by the School of Education of the University of The South Pacific (USP), the Department of Arts and Humanities of the University of New Caledonia (UNC) and the School of Language and Humanities of the University of Mauritius (UM).

Note:

  • (i) The students of the programme are in-service teachers who have already attained their teaching qualifications and are mainly from francophone countries.
  • (ii) The duration of the programme is three to six months.
  • (iii) As a special country cohort project it is offered to those students who have English or French Language in their pre-service education.
  • (iv) The programme takes a blended mode of delivery including face-to-face, print, online with Moodle platform and satellite.

Programme Requirements: The Diploma in Multilingual Studies consists of 8 courses/ modules of which three are from USP, three from UNC and two from UM.

Courses: USP courses are ED153, ED255 and ED215

No new enrolment from 2016

DIPLOMA IN PACIFIC JOURNALISM

Special Admission Requirements:

This programme is designed for working journalists, media personnel and people in related professions such as press relations or press attachés. Selection for admission to the programme is on the basis of a portfolio and an interview, and credits or exemptions may be granted on the basis of at least one year’s relevant work experience.

Programme Requirements: The Diploma in Pacific Journalism consists of 12 courses. Students specialise in print, radio or television at 200-level. Students must pass the first year’s core journalism courses or demonstrate sufficient industry experience before undertaking second year intensive practical courses.

Courses: UU100, UU114, JN101, JN103; plus one of JN201 or JN202 or JN203; plus UU200, UU204, JN301, JN302, JN303; plus 2 x 200- or 300-level courses

DIPLOMA IN POLICE MANAGEMENT

This programme is an intermediate level programme in policing and police management developed for serving and potential police officers, and for others interested in understanding and making a contribution to policing in a civil society.

To be admitted to the diploma under the mature age criteria, a person shall be judged on training qualifications including police recruit training, successful completion of other in-service and professional development programmes, years of service, and recommendation/support from the student’s respective Commissioner of Police. In addition, mature age students would normally have at least 10 years’ service in a variety of areas in policing including experience as a police supervisor/manager or equivalent.

Programme Requirements: The Diploma in Police Management consists of 12 courses.

Courses: UU100, UU114, PP101, SO100, MG101, PP201, PP202, plus 5 x degree-level courses.

DIPLOMA IN PROSECUTIONS

Special Admission Requirements

Candidates who have completed a USP Certificate in Law or equivalent shall also be eligible for entry to the Diploma in Prosecutions programme.

Programme Requirements: The Diploma in Prosecutions consists of 12 courses.

Courses: UU100, UU114, LW110, LW111, LW112, LW113, LW205, LW206, LW207, LW307, LW393, LW334 or other courses with the approval of the Head of School or nominee.

DIPLOMA IN SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY WORK

Programme Requirements: The Diploma in Social and Community Work consists of 12 courses.

Courses: UU100, UU114, SW100, SW101, PS103, UU204, UU200, SW200, SW201; plus 3 x 100-level or 200-level courses.

DIPLOMA IN SPECIAL AND INCLUSIVE EDUCATION

Special Admission Requirements:

To be admitted to the Diploma in Special and Inclusive Education a person shall have:

  • a) gained a pass in a Senate-recognised Form 7 or equivalent examination; or
  • b) obtained at least a B grade in a relevant Special Education Certificate or equivalent; or
  • c) met the mature entry admission criteria.

Programme Requirements: The Diploma in Special and Inclusive Education consists of 12 courses.

Courses: UU100, UU114, ED152, ED153, PS101, ED170, ED208, ED209, ED210, ED250 plus 2 x 200- or 300-level Education courses.

DIPLOMA IN TEACHING (SECONDARY)

This programme will be offered only as a special In-Country project meeting specific national needs with particular cohorts in a country. Countries must secure funding for the diploma to be offered as a project.

Special Admission Requirements:

To be admitted to the Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) a person shall have:

  • a) completed the requirements for a USP Certificate in Teaching (Secondary); or
  • b) at least three years' secondary teaching experience as an untrained teacher
  • c) a letter of recommendation from the respective principal
  • d) special admission, which may be made by the Head of School.

Note: The Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) will be a staircase into the Bachelor of Education (Secondary – In-Service) Programme. The programme consists of 12 courses including the 8 courses for the Certificate in Teaching (Secondary).

Programme Requirements: The Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) consists of 12 courses.

Courses: UU100, UU114, ED152, ED153, ED154, ED183 or ED184, plus 2 x 100-level courses in the subject major, ED250, ED252, plus 2 x 200-level courses in the subject major

DIPLOMA IN VERNACULAR LANGUAGE (FIJIAN)

Special Admission Requirements: A working knowledge of Fijian.

Programme Requirements: The Diploma in Vernacular Language (Fijian) consists of 12 courses.

Courses: UU100, UU114, LL161, LL162, LL261, LL262, LL362; plus one 100-level course from LL102, LL104, LL122 or another 100-level course approved by the Head of School or nominee; plus LL215, LL331 and 2 x 200- or 300-level courses.

DIPLOMA IN VERNACULAR LANGUAGE (HINDI)

Special Admission Requirements: A working knowledge of Hindi and Devanagari script.

Programme Requirements: The Diploma in Vernacular Language (Hindi) consists of 12 courses.

Courses: UU100, UU114, LL171, LL172, LL215, LL271, LL272, LL371, LL372; plus one 100-level course and 2 x 200- or 300-level courses.

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