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Postgraduate programmes

Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) in Marine Science

http://www.otago.ac.nz/courses/subjects/mari.html

The PGDipSci in Marine Science is a one-year degree that allows you the choice between desktop and field research. Students can do a small desktop research project (20 points) and take five 400-level papers, or they can do a larger field-based research project (40 points) and take four 400-level papers. Students must have a supervisor and a project organised prior to enrolment.

For general information on the PGDipSci degree: http://www.otago.ac.nz/courses/qualifications/pgdipsci.html

Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science (PGDipAppSc) in Aquaculture and Fisheries


http://www.appsci.otago.ac.nz/majors/aquaculture-and-fisheries

The PGDipAppSci in AQFI is a one-year degree that allows you the choice between desktop and field research. Students can do a small desktop research project (20 points) and take five 400-level papers, or they can do a larger field-based research project (40 points) and take four 400-level papers. Students must have a supervisor and a project organised prior to enrolment.

For general information on the PGDipAppSc degree: http://www.otago.ac.nz/courses/qualifications/pgdipappsc.html

Bachelor (Honours) in Applied Science (BAppSc Hons) in Aquaculture and Fisheries


The BAppSc (Hons) in AQFI is a one-year degree that allows you to carry out a field or lab-based research project while studying. Students must have a supervisor and a project organised prior to enrolment. Admission to this programme is limited.

For general information on the BAppSc (Hons) degree:http://www.otago.ac.nz/courses/qualifications/bappschons.html

Master of Science (MSc) in Marine Science

http://www.otago.ac.nz/courses/subjects/mari.html

The MSc in Marine Science is a two-year research degree. In the first year, students take four 400-level papers, and prepare a research proposal based on a field pilot study. In the summer and through the second year, students carry out independent research, leading to production of a research thesis. Students must have a supervisor and a project organised prior to enrolment.

For general information on the MSc degree: http://www.otago.ac.nz/courses/qualifications/msc.html

Please note, if you already have a PGDipSc or Honours degree, you may be eligible to apply for MSc-Thesis Only, a one-year research-only degree programme.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is the University’s highest-level supervised research degree. We normally accept only the very best students into this programme. You must have a supervisor and a project organised prior to applying.

For more information: http://www.otago.ac.nz/study/phd/

How to apply? Use the “Apply Now” button on the relevant qualification page.

When? Applications are due on 10 December, except for the PhD which can be applied for any time.

How much will it cost? Fees information is here: http://www.otago.ac.nz/study/fees/ - feebands

Need money? Scholarships information is here: http://www.otago.ac.nz/study/scholarships/

Need to ask a more specific question? Contact Marine Science at marine.science@otago.ac.nz