Accessibility Skip to Global Navigation Skip to Local Navigation Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Site Map Menu

Science Schedule D: Subjects available for MSc and MAppSc

Archway building blossom

Overview

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

The Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) is a 180-point, coursework postgraduate degree. A candidate would normally be a graduate but the degree is also open to those with other relevant qualifications. The MAppSc is designed for students who wish to pursue an interdisciplinary programme of study underpinned by science that delivers versatile skills relevant to multiple end-users.

Science Schedule D: Requirements for the degrees of Master of Science and Master of Applied Science

Subject MSc Requirements MAppSc Requirements
Anatomy Papers: ANAT 495, 458, and three of ANAT 451-457, BIOA 401
Thesis: ANAT 5
Not offered
Applied Geology Not offered GEOL 401, three other GEOL 400-level papers and three further approved papers at 400-level; APPS 597
Biochemistry Papers: BIOC 495 and four of BIOC 461-464
Thesis: BIOC 5
Not offered
Bioengineering Papers: BIOE 401, 495 and three further approved papers at 400-level which may include BIOE 402
Thesis: BIOE 5
BIOE 401, DETE 402, ENTR 421, and four further approved papers at 400-level which may include BIOE 402 and/or BIOE 480; APPS 597
Botany Papers: BTNY 495, and BTNY 461, 465, 467, 470
Thesis: BTNY 5

Note: With the approval of the Head of Department another 400-level paper may be substituted for one of BTNY 461-470.

Not offered
Chemistry Papers: CHEM 495 and four of CHEM 461-464, HAZA 401, 404
Thesis: CHEM 5
Not offered
Clothing and Textile Sciences Papers: CLTE 495 and four of CLTE 451-455, 460
Thesis: CLTE 5
CLTE 451-454 and three further approved papers at 400-level; APPS 597
Cognitive Science Papers: COGS 495 and four of COGS 515, INFO 411, COSC 420-422, PSYC 464, 469, 471, ZOOL 412
Thesis: COGS 5
Not offered
Computational Modelling Papers: COMO 401, MATH 495, and three further approved papers at 400-level from MATH, STAT, COSC, DETE, ELEC
Thesis: COMO 5
COMO 401, three papers from 400-level MATH, STAT, COSC, DETE, ELEC, and three further approved papers at 400-level; APPS 597 or 598
Computer Science Papers: COSC 480 or 490 and four of COSC 402-471
Thesis: COSC 5
Papers worth 120 points from COSC 402-471; 20 further approved points at 400-level; APPS 597
Consumer Food Science Papers: FOSC 495, and four of FOSC 421-425 approved by the Head of the Department of Food Science. With approval from the Head of the Department of Food Science, FOSC 460 or one 400-level paper from another relevant subject may be substituted for one elective 400-level FOSC paper.
Thesis: FOSC 5
Four of FOSC 421-425 approved by the Head of the Department of Food Science and three further approved papers at 400-level; APPS 597 or 598
Creative Non-Fiction Writing in Science Not offered, but see MSciComm regulations SCOM 402, 403, 404, 409, 413, and two other 400-level papers; APPS 597 (e.g. writing a book)

Notes: This programme requires three semesters of study. One of the prescribed papers may be replaced with another 400-level paper with approval from the Director of the Centre for Science Communication. With approval, SCOM 5A may replace APPS 597 and one 400-level paper.

Ecology Papers: ECOL 495, 411 and three of BTNY 465, 467, ECOL 450, GEOG 454, 459-461, GEOL 427, MARI 425, 427, 432, ZOOL 410, 411, 415-418 or other papers approved by the Course Director
Thesis: ECOL 5
Not offered
Economics Papers: ECON 485 and five of ECON 402-413
Thesis: ECON 5
Not offered
Electronics 40 points from ELEC 441-446, 80 further 400-level points as approved by the Programme Director. Only one of ELEC 480 or ELEC 490 may be included.
Thesis: ELEC 5
40 points from ELEC 441-446; 100 further 400-level points as approved by the Programme Director. APPS 597 or 598.
Energy Studies Papers: EMAN 490, three 400-level EMAN papers and one further paper at 400-level approved by the Programme Director
Thesis: ENST 5
Not offered
Environmental Management Papers: GEOG 495, 471, 472, and two further approved papers at 400-level
Thesis: ENVM 5
GEOG 471, 472, and five further approved papers at 400-level; APPS 597
Environmental Science Papers: ENVS 495 and four 400-level papers from appropriate subjects approved by the Programme Director
Thesis: ENVS 5
Not offered
Food Science Papers: FOSC 495 and four of FOSC 401-405 approved by the Head of Department. With approval from the Head of Department, FOSC 460 or one 400-level paper from another relevant subject may be substituted for one elective 400-level FOSC paper.
Thesis: FOSC 5
Not offered
Genetics Papers: GENE 495, 411, 412 and two of BIOC 462, 463, BTNY 467, MICR 461, PLBI 401, ZOOL 410. With approval from the Programme Director, another 400-level paper may be substituted for one of the papers listed above.
Thesis: GENE 5
Not offered
Geographic Information Systems Papers: GEOG 495 and four papers from SURV 509, 511-513, 519 and other 400- or 500-level papers approved by the Programme Director
Thesis: GISS 5
SURV 509, 511-513, 519 and two further 400- or 500-level papers approved by the Programme Director; APPS 597 or 598
Geography Papers: GEOG 495 and four 400-level GEOG papers
Thesis: GEOG 5
Not offered
Geology Papers: GEOL 401, 495 and three other GEOL 400-level papers
Thesis: GEOL 5
Not offered
Geophysics Papers: GEOL 401, 495 and three other 400-level papers from GEOL, MATH, PHSI, or SURV
Thesis: GEPX 5
Not offered
Human Nutrition Papers: HUNT 495, 451-454 and one of HUNT 455, NUTN 407 or another approved 400-level paper
Thesis: HUNT 5

Note: Any two of HASC 411, 413 or PUBH 721 may be substituted for HUNT 454.

Not offered
Immunology Papers: IMMU 495 and MICR 461-464
Thesis: IMMU 5
Not offered
Information Science Papers: INFO 490 and four papers from 400-level INFO papers, SENG 401, TELE 404
Thesis: INFO 5
Not offered
Marine Science Papers: MARI 495, 401 and papers at 400-level in AQFI, MARI or OCEN to a total of 120 points (one may be replaced with an approved 400-level paper in a Science subject).
Thesis: MARI 5
Not offered
Mathematics Papers: MATH 495 and four 400-level MATH papers
Thesis: MATH 5
Not offered
Microbiology Papers: MICR 495, 461-464
Thesis: MICR 5
MICR 461, 463, 464 and four further approved 400-level papers; one of APPS 596, 597, 598
Molecular Biotechnology Not offered Six approved papers from BIOC 461-464, GENE 411, 412, MICR 461-464, PLBI 401 and one further approved paper at 400-level; APPS 597 or 598.
Neuroscience Papers: NEUR 495 and four of ANAT 454, COSC 420-422, NEUR 452-463, PHAL 423, PHSL 472, 474, PSYC 469, 471, 474, 476, ZOOL 412
Thesis: NEUR 5

Notes:
(i) One of the following may be substituted for NEUR 5: ANAT 5, BIOC 5, COSC 5, PHAL 5, PHSE 5, PHIL 5, PSYC 5, ZOOL 5.
(ii) One of the following may be substituted for NEUR 462: ANAT 453, 457, COSC 470, 471, PHAL 430, 431, PHSE 527-529, PHSL 474, PSYC 472, ZOOL 419, 420.

Not offered
Pharmacology Papers: PHAL 495, 421 and three of PHAL 423-431
Thesis: PHAL 5
Not offered
Physics 60 points from PHSI 421-426, ELEC 441; 60 further 400-level points from PHSI, MATH, ELEC, with no more than 20 MATH points and no more than 20 ELEC points. Only one of PHSI 480 or 490 may be included.
Thesis: PHSI 5
Not offered
Physiology Papers: PHSL 495, 471-474
Thesis: PHSL 5
Not offered
Plant Biotechnology Papers: PLBI 495, 401, BTNY 461, 465 and one further approved 400-level BIOC or BTNY paper
Thesis: PLBI 5
PLBI 401, BTNY 461, 465, and four further approved 400-level papers; APPS 597.
Psychology Papers: PSYC 495 and papers worth 80 points from PSYC 401-476
Thesis: PSYC 5
Not offered
Quantitative Genetics Not offered

STAT 435 and QGEN 401; and
either
three approved papers at 400-level in STAT, MATH and GENE; APPS 597 and APPS 598;
or
five approved papers at 400-level in STAT, MATH and GENE; APPS 597 or APPS 598

Science and Natural History Filmmaking Not offered, but see MSciComm regulations SCOM 402, 405, 409, 411, 412, 413, 419; APPS 597 (including production of a film)

Notes: This programme requires three semesters of study.
One of the prescribed papers may be replaced with another 400-level paper with approval from the Director of the Centre for Science Communication.
With approval, SCOM 5A may replace APPS 597 and one 400-level paper.

Science Communication Not offered, but see MSciComm regulations Any seven 400-level SCOM papers which do not satisfy the requirements for any other endorsement; APPS 597

Notes: This programme requires three semesters of study.
Up to two of the prescribed papers may be replaced with other 400-level papers with approval from the Director of the Centre for Science Communication.
With approval, SCOM 5A may replace APPS 597 and one 400-level paper.

Science in Society Not offered, but see MSciComm regulations SCOM 402, 404, 406, 409, 413, and two other 400-level papers; APPS 597 (e.g. production of exhibition or multimedia project)

Notes: This programme requires three semesters of study.
One of the prescribed papers may be replaced with another 400-level paper with approval from the Director of the Centre for Science Communication.
With approval, SCOM 5A may replace APPS 597 and one 400-level paper.

Science Innovation and Enterprise Not offered SIEN 401, ENTR 421, and one of ENTR 412, 414; one approved paper at 400-level, normally in Science subjects; one of APPS 596, 597, 598
Software Engineering Not offered SENG 401 and approved papers at 400-level worth 120 points, normally drawn from COSC, INFO or SENG; APPS 597 or 598. SENG 580 can be substituted for APPS 597 or 598.
Sport and Exercise Nutrition No offered Three of HUNT 451-453, NUTN 407; two of PHSE 500, 501, 511, 512, 514; two further approved 400- or 500-level papers; one of APPS 596, 597, 598. Substitutions of other postgraduate papers may be approved by the Head of the Department of Human Nutrition.
Statistics Papers: STAT 490 and four 400-level STAT papers
Thesis: STAT 5
Not offered
Surveying Papers: 500-level SURV papers worth at least 120 points
Thesis: SURV 5
Not offered
Telecommunications Not offered Approved papers worth 140 points from 400-level TELE, INFO, ELEC and COSC; APPS 597 or 598.
Toxicology Papers: PHAL 495, 421, and three further 400-level papers approved by the Programme Director
Thesis: PHAL 5B
Not offered
Wildlife Management All candidates must have completed the requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma in Wildlife Management.
Thesis: WILM 5
Not offered
Zoology Papers: ZOOL 495 and four of ZOOL 410-421
Thesis: ZOOL 5
Not offered

^ Top of Page