MSc in Environmental Science
The regulations for this degree, including entry requirements, are essentially the same as for any other MSc at University of Otago. The only difference is that course work and research for the degree are normally done in more than one Science department.
An incoming student is assigned an interim supervisor(s) and an interim home department, depending on background and declared areas of interest for a research project. The following course structure is then set up in consultation with student, interim supervisor, and other potential supervisor(s).
- A set of papers worth 96 points that are relevant and useful for the projected research area. These papers would normally be selected from offerings from more than one department, and will normally be at 400 level.
- A thesis preparation paper that is taken in a relevant science department. As the research project develops, different supervisors may become involved.
Preparation and submission of a thesis on a research topic that was developed in year one in the course of the thesis preparation paper, in consultation with supervisors.
This course can be taken full-time (two years) or part-time.
Entry to the MSc programme
For entry to the programme, check your eligibility with the generic MSc regulations
Either: contact directly one of the Environmental Science staff members that has interests similar to yours
Or: contact the Director of the Environmental Science Programme
Professor Dave Craw
Office - Geology 2N2
Tel +64 3 479 7529