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Master of Science (MSc)

Quick facts
Points per degree 120 points
Full-time study 1 or 2 years
Part-time study 2+ years
Degree structure Taught or research thesis
Taught at City Campus
Application closing dates For Semester Two 2017 start: 4 July 2017
For Semester One 2018 start: 1 November 2017 (Forensic Science); 1 December 2017 (Psychology); 8 December 2017 for all other specialisations
Start date Semester Two: 24 July 2017
Semester One: 26 February 2018

Programme highlights

  • Wide range of subject areas on offer, so you can further extend your knowledge in your specialist area at postgraduate level.
  • Students gaining First or Second Class First Division Honours may be eligible to enrol in a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Doctor of Clinical Psychology.
  • Opportunity to engage in individual research and work with experts in your field.

Programme overview

An MSc allows you to undertake advanced study and will provide you with the opportunity to undertake independent research in an area of interest, and to further develop your research skills.

Programme structure

Depending on the subject major or specialisation being taken, an MSc degree may involve:

  • A 120 point Research Thesis or Research Portfolio.
  • A 90 point Research Thesis and 30 points of coursework at 700 level.
  • A taught Masters comprising 120 points of course work at 700 level.

Find more information about the programme structure.

A 240-point Masters option may be available in exceptional circumstances.

Entry requirements

Entry into the MSc requires completion of a Bachelor of Science (Honours) or Postgraduate Diploma in Science with a B- average in 90 points, at least 75 of which must be at 700 level. Direct entry from a Bachelor of Technology is also possible.

Find more information about pre-requisites for the MSc

Find information on how to apply.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities with an MSc degree vary depending on your chosen subject and specialisations. Find more information about careers with an MSc on each subject page.

See the list of subjects and specialisations.

Help and advice

For further information see the Postgraduate Prospectus


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