Master of Science (MSc)

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Master of Science (MSc)

University of Otago
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  • 2 years


The Master of Science (MSc) is a two-year degree that encompasses both coursework and research. The first year involves mainly coursework and preliminary research preparation. Students will have the opportunity to contribute to existing fields of research, or to begin to develop new areas.

Admission Requirements

  1. Admission to the program shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences).
  2. Every applicant must either
    1. be a graduate with an average grade of at least B for the appropriate 300-level papers, or
    2. have alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences).
  3. An applicant seeking admission to the thesis-only option of the program on the basis of the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours or the Postgraduate Diploma in Science or equivalent must have achieved a grade of at least B+ for the research report, thesis preparation, or dissertation requirement of the qualification concerned.
  4. In considering an applicant's qualifications, regard will be had to the detail of the course of study followed to gain the qualification, as well as the applicant's performance in the program.

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Students who have a Bachelor's degree will complete the MSc by papers and thesis (at least two years of full-time study). Students who have an Honours degree or postgraduate diploma can complete the degree by thesis only (minimum of one year of study).

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