Assessment of Masters and PhD level qualifications from the UK.

Chey Dearing made this Official Information request to New Zealand Qualifications Authority

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From: Chey Dearing

Dear New Zealand Qualifications Authority,

I am writing to gain clarification concerning how international qualification assessments align with the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF). I am only interested in your assessment of Masters and PhD level qualifications from the UK. I would like the information to go back as far as possible please.

Specifically for PhD qualifications I would like to know;

1. How many UK PhD degrees from UK universities have been accessed by NZQA?
2. How many of these have been accepted as equivalent to NZ PhD's?
3. Can you please provide the list of universities with the assessment?

Specifically for Masters qualifications I would like to know;

1. How many UK Masters degrees from UK universities have been accessed by NZQA?
2. How many of these have been accepted as equivalent to NZ Masters degrees?
3. Can you please provide the list of universities with the assessment?

Also for PhD qualifications.A PhD is thesis which constitutes a significant novel contribution to knowledge and is accessed by established senior academics who have specialised in that specific academic field. Thus how does NZQA establish PhD quality?

I am a NZ citizen residing in NZ.
Yours faithfully,
Chey Dearing

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From: Team Mailbox- NZQA Ministerials
New Zealand Qualifications Authority

Dear Chey Dearing

 

Official Information Act Request

 

Thank you for your request of 4 April 2016, under the Official Information
Act 1982, for the following information:

 

“…clarification concerning how international qualification assessments
align with the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF). I am only
interested in your assessment of Masters and PhD level qualifications from
the UK. I would like the information to go back as far as possible please.

 

1. How many UK PhD degrees from UK universities have been accessed by
NZQA?

2. How many of these have been accepted as equivalent to NZ PhD's?

3. Can you please provide the list of universities with the assessment?

 

Specifically for Masters qualifications I would like to know;

 

1. How many UK Masters degrees from UK universities have been accessed by
NZQA?

2. How many of these have been accepted as equivalent to NZ Masters
degrees?

3. Can you please provide the list of universities with the assessment?

 

Also for PhD qualifications. A PhD is thesis which constitutes a
significant novel contribution to knowledge and is accessed by established
senior academics who have specialised in that specific academic field.
Thus how does NZQA establish PhD quality?”.

 

 

You can expect to receive a response to your request on or before 3 May
2016. You will be contacted again if there is a likelihood that this
timeframe cannot be met.

 

For any enquiries about your request, please email
[email address].

 

If you are dissatisfied with our response, you have the right, under
section 28(3) of the Official Information Act 1982, to lodge a complaint
with the Office of the Ombudsmen, PO Box 10152, Wellington.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

NZQA Ministerial Services

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From: Team Mailbox- NZQA Ministerials
New Zealand Qualifications Authority

Dear Chey
We would like to discuss your request  with you to determine how we can
best assist you with the information you are seeking. 
Can you please email a contact telephone number to this email address.
Many thanks
NZQA Ministerials team.
>>> Team Mailbox- NZQA Ministerials 4/04/2016 11:11 AM >>>
Dear Chey Dearing
 
Official Information Act Request
 
Thank you for your request of 4 April 2016, under the Official Information
Act 1982, for the following information:
 
“…clarification concerning how international qualification assessments
align with the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF). I am only
interested in your assessment of Masters and PhD level qualifications from
the UK. I would like the information to go back as far as possible please.
 
1. How many UK PhD degrees from UK universities have been accessed by
NZQA?
2. How many of these have been accepted as equivalent to NZ PhD's?
3. Can you please provide the list of universities with the assessment?
 
Specifically for Masters qualifications I would like to know;
 
1. How many UK Masters degrees from UK universities have been accessed by
NZQA?
2. How many of these have been accepted as equivalent to NZ Masters
degrees?
3. Can you please provide the list of universities with the assessment?
 
Also for PhD qualifications. A PhD is thesis which constitutes a
significant novel contribution to knowledge and is accessed by established
senior academics who have specialised in that specific academic field.
Thus how does NZQA establish PhD quality?”.
 
 
You can expect to receive a response to your request on or before 3 May
2016. You will be contacted again if there is a likelihood that this
timeframe cannot be met.
 
For any enquiries about your request, please email
[email address].
 
If you are dissatisfied with our response, you have the right, under
section 28(3) of the Official Information Act 1982, to lodge a complaint
with the Office of the Ombudsmen, PO Box 10152, Wellington.
 
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
NZQA Ministerial Services

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From: Chey Dearing

Dear Team Mailbox- NZQA Ministerials,

Thank you for your prompt response.

I am willing if necessary to provide a contact telephone number in order to discuss my request. However as this is a public email I do not wish to provide a telephone number here.

May I please ask you to reconsider you request for a telephone conversation? The questions were direct and should require no clarification. Additionally, I believe the main purpose of this website is to make the requested information available publicly and avoid duplication of your efforts. Perhaps with that in mind this medium may be preferable?

If my request has to be discussed privately then of course I will do so provided there is a way to give you my number privately? Again thank you for the promptness of your initial response.

Yours sincerely,

Chey Dearing

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From: Team Mailbox- NZQA Ministerials
New Zealand Qualifications Authority

Hi Chey
Thank you for your prompt response. If you could ring 0800 697 296 and ask
to speak to someone in the Ministerials team to discuss your request this
would assist us greatly.
warm regards
>>> Chey Dearing <[FOI #3831 email]> 4/04/2016
6:25 PM >>>
Dear Team Mailbox- NZQA Ministerials,

Thank you for your prompt response.

I am willing if necessary to provide a contact telephone number in order
to discuss my request. However as this is a public email I do not wish to
provide a telephone number here. 

May I please ask you to reconsider you request for a telephone
conversation? The questions were direct and should require no
clarification. Additionally, I believe the main purpose of this website is
to make the requested information available publicly and avoid duplication
of your efforts. Perhaps with that in mind this medium may be preferable?

If my request has to be discussed privately then of course I will do so
provided there is a way to give you my number privately? Again thank you
for the promptness of your initial response.

Yours sincerely,

Chey Dearing

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