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Master of Science (MSc)
|Points per degree||120 points|
|Fulltime study||1 year|
|Part-time study||2 years|
|Degree structure||Taught plus research thesis|
|Taught at||City Campus|
|Application closing dates||1 November Forensic Science and Psychology majors
8 December for all other options
|Start date||Semester 1
Second semester start an option
- 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.
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.
Subjects and specialisations available for the MSc
Applied Geology | Applied Mathematics | Bioinformatics | Biological Sciences | Biomedical Science | Biosecurity and Conservation | Chemistry | Clinical Exercise Physiology | Computer Science | Environmental Management | Environmental Science | Food Science | Forensic Science | Geography | Geology | Geophysics | Logic and Computation | Marine Science | Mathematics | Medical Statistics | Optometry | Pharmacology | Physics | Physiology | Psychology | Speech Science | Sport and Exercise Science | Statistics | Wine Science
For futher programme details, please refer to The University of Auckland Calendar.
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
A 240-point masters option may be available in exceptional circumstances.
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.
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.