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Master of Science (MSc)

Students wishing to undertake a Master of Science in the Department of Pathology can do so under the co-supervision with another Department within the Health Sciences Division. This may be a one-year or two-year master's degree. The Master of Science programme by papers and thesis takes two years' full-time study to complete, or longer if studied part-time. Study involves four 400-level papers in the first year, plus PATH 580 (a preparatory thesis paper), followed by a year of research culminating in the submission of a master's thesis. Students who have completed an honours programme may move directly into a thesis-only programme.

Acceptance into a PhD programme can follow satisfactory performance in the master's degree.

Students can also be admitted into a one-year master's degree by thesis only where honours or a postgraduate diploma has been completed to a required minimum standard.

Programme Requirements

Master of Science (MSc) in Anatomy

Papers and Thesis
  • ANAT 458  Current Topics in Anatomical Science

  • ANAT 495  Master's Thesis Preparation

  • Three of:
  • ANAT 5 (thesis)

    Note: The papers are normally taken before undertaking the thesis.

Master of Science (MSc) in Biochemistry

Papers and Thesis
  • BIOC 495  Master's Thesis Preparation

  • Four of:
    • BIOC 461  Research Design and Analysis in Biochemistry
    • BIOC 462  Molecular Biology
    • BIOC 463  Contemporary Technologies in Biochemistry
    • BIOC 464  Applied Biochemistry
  • Thesis: BIOC 5

    Note: The papers are normally taken before undertaking the thesis.

Master of Science (MSc) in Bioengineering

Papers and Thesis
  • BIOE 401  Research Methods
  • BIOE 404  Medical Devices and Technology
  • BIOE 495  Master's Thesis Preparation
  • Two further approved papers at 400-level which may include BIOE 403
  • Thesis: BIOE 5

Master of Science (MSc) in Botany

Papers and Thesis
  • BTNY 495  Master's Thesis Preparation

  • Four of:

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

  • Thesis: BTNY 5

    Note: The papers are normally taken before undertaking the thesis.

Master of Science (MSc) in Chemistry

Papers and Thesis
  • CHEM 495  Master's Thesis Preparation

  • Four of:
    • CHEM 461  Topics in Advanced Chemistry
    • CHEM 462  Topics in Advanced Chemistry
    • CHEM 463  Topics in Advanced Chemistry
    • CHEM 464  Topics in Advanced Chemistry
    • HAZA 401  Management of Chemical Hazards
    • HAZA 404  Environmental Risk Assessment and Management
  • Thesis: CHEM 5

    Note: The papers are normally taken before undertaking the thesis.

Master of Science (MSc) in Clothing and Textile Sciences

Note: No new enrolments will be accepted for this major subject.

Papers and Thesis
  • CLTE 495  Master's Thesis Preparation

  • Four of:
    • CLTE 451  Physical Properties of Clothing and Textiles
    • CLTE 452  Social Aspects of Clothing sand Textiles
    • CLTE 453  Research Methods
    • CLTE 454  Clothing, Materials and Workplace Injury
    • CLTE 455  Topic in Advanced Clothing and Textile Sciences
    • CLTE 460  Cooperative Education Programme
  • Thesis: CLTE 5

    Note: The papers are normally taken before undertaking the thesis.

Master of Science (MSc) in Cognitive Science

Papers and Thesis
  • COGS 495  Master's Thesis Preparation

  • Papers worth 80 points from:
  • COGS 5 (thesis)

    Note: The papers are normally taken before undertaking the thesis.

Master of Science (MSc) in Computational Modelling

No new enrolments are currently being accepted for this subject.

Papers and Thesis
  • COMO 401 (this paper is not currently offered)

  • MATH 495 Master's Thesis Preparation

  • Three further approved papers at 400-level from MATH, STAT, COSC, or ELEC

  • Thesis: COMO 5

    Note: The papers are normally taken before undertaking the thesis.

Master of Science (MSc) in Computer Science

Papers and Thesis

Master of Science (MSc) in Consumer Food Science

Papers and Thesis
  • FOSC 495  Master's Thesis Preparation

  • Four further papers from FOSC 421, FOSC 422, FOSC 423, FOSC 424, FOSC 425, Topics in Advanced Consumer Food Science 1-5 approved by the Head of the Department of Food Science

    Note: 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

Master of Science (MSc) in Ecology

Papers and Thesis

Master of Science (MSc) in Economics

Papers and Thesis

Master of Science (MSc) in Electronics

No new enrolments will be accepted for this subject.

Papers and Thesis

    40 points from:

    • ELEC 441  Linear Systems and Noise
    • ELEC 442  Digital Signal Processing
    • ELEC 443  Boundary Value Problems of Mathematical Physics
    • ELEC 444  Logic Synthesis
    • ELEC 445  Inverse Problems and Imaging
    • ELEC 446  Computational Inference
    • 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

Note: The papers are normally taken before undertaking the thesis.

Master of Science (MSc) in Energy Science and Technology

Papers and Thesis
  • EMAN 490  Dissertation

  • Three 400-level EMAN papers

  • One further paper at 400-level approved by the Programme Director

  • Thesis: ENST 5

    Note: The papers are normally taken before undertaking the thesis.

Master of Science (MSc) in Environmental Management

Papers and Thesis
  • GEOG 495  Master's Thesis Preparation

  • GEOG 471  Impact Assessment and Sustainability

  • GEOG 472  Developments in Environmental Management

  • Two further approved papers at 400-level

  • Thesis: ENVM 5

    Note: The papers are normally taken before undertaking the thesis.

Master of Science (MSc) in Environmental Science

Papers and Thesis
  • ENVS 495 (this paper is not currently offered)

  • Four 400-level papers from appropriate subjects approved by the Programme Director

  • Thesis: ENVS 5

    Note: The papers are normally taken before undertaking the thesis.

Master of Science (MSc) in Food Science

Papers and Thesis
  • FOSC 495  Master's Thesis Preparation

  • Four of FOSC 401, FOSC 402, FOSC 403, FOSC 404, FOSC 405 Topics in Advanced Food Science 1-5, approved by the Head of the Department of Food Science.

    Note: 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

    Note: The papers are normally taken before undertaking the thesis.

Master of Science (MSc) in Genetics

Papers and Thesis
  • GENE 411  Current Topics in Genetic

  • GENE 412  Current Topics in Genetics

  • GENE 495  Master's Thesis Preparation

  • Two of:

    Note: With approval from the Programme Director, another 400-level paper may be substituted for one of the papers listed above.

  • Thesis: GENE 5

    Note: The papers are normally taken before undertaking the thesis.

Master of Science (MSc) in Geographic Information Systems

Papers and Thesis
  • GEOG 495  Master's Thesis Preparation

  • Four papers from:
    • SURV 509  Introduction to Remote Sensing Technologies
    • SURV 511  Advanced Spatial Analysis and Modelling
    • SURV 512  Geovisualisation and Cartography
    • SURV 513  Resource Mapping and Image Processing
    • SURV 519  Spatial Analysis and Programming
    • and/or other 400- or 500-level papers approved by the Programme Director

  • Thesis: GISS 5

    Note: The papers are normally taken before undertaking the thesis.

Master of Science (MSc) in Geography

Papers and Thesis
  • GEOG 495 Master's Thesis Preparation

  • Four 400-level GEOG papers

  • Thesis: GEOG 5

    Note: The papers are normally taken before undertaking the thesis.

 

Master of Science (MSc) in Geology

Papers and Thesis
  • GEOL 401  Current Topics and Advanced Methods in Geoscience or (GEOL 402 Advanced Research Methods in Geoscience 1 and GEOL 403 Advanced Research Methods in Geoscience 2)

  • GEOL 495  Master's Thesis Preparation

  • Six further 400-level GEOL papers

  • Thesis: GEOL 5

    Note: The papers are normally taken before undertaking the thesis.

Master of Science (MSc) in Geophysics

Papers and Thesis
  • GEOL 401  Current Topics and Advanced Methods in Geoscience or (GEOL 402 Advanced Research Methods in Geoscience 1 and GEOL 403 Advanced Research Methods in Geoscience 2)

  • GEOL 495 Master's Thesis Preparation

  • Further 400-level papers worth a total of at least 60 points from GEOL, MATH, PHSI, or SURV

  • Thesis: GEPX 5

    Note: The papers are normally taken before undertaking the thesis.

Master of Science (MSc) in Human Nutrition

Papers and Thesis
  • HUNT 495  Master's Thesis Preparation
  • HUNT 454  Nutritional Biostatistics
  • Three of:
    • HUNT 441  Research Methods
    • HUNT 445  Applications in Sport and Exercise Nutrition
    • HUNT 452  Nutrition and Human Health
    • HUNT 453  Topics in Behavioural and Applied Nutrition
    • HUNT 455  Advanced Topics in Human Nutrition
    • NUTN 407  Advanced Sports Nutrition
    • or another approved 400-level paper

  • Thesis: HUNT 5

    Note: The papers are normally taken before undertaking the thesis.

    Further information regarding the MSc in Human Nutrition is available from the Department of Human Nutrition website.

Master of Science (MSc) in Immunology

Papers and Thesis
  • IMMU 495  Master's Thesis Preparation

  • MICR 461  Molecular Microbiology

  • MICR 462  Microbiology and Immunology Research

  • MICR 463  Trends in Microbiology

  • MICR 464  Medical Microbiology and Immunology

  • Thesis: IMMU 5

    Note: The papers are normally taken before undertaking the thesis.

Master of Science (MSc) in Information Science

Papers and Thesis
  • INFO 490 Dissertation
  • Four further 400-level INFO papers
  • Thesis: INFO 5

    Note: The papers are normally taken before undertaking the thesis.

Master of Science (MSc) in Marine Science

Papers and Thesis
  • MARI 495 Master's Thesis Preparation

  • MARI 401 Advanced Methods in Marine Science

  • And 400-level AQFI, MARI or OCEN papers to make a total of 120 points (one may be replaced with an approved 400-level paper in a Science subject).

  • Thesis: MARI 5

    Note: The papers are normally taken before undertaking the thesis.

Master of Science (MSc) in Mathematics

Papers and Thesis
  • MATH 495  Master's Thesis Preparation

  • Four 400-level MATH papers

  • Thesis: MATH 5

    Note: The papers are normally taken before undertaking the thesis.

Master of Science (MSc) in Microbiology

Papers and Thesis
  • MICR 495  Master's Thesis Preparation

  • MICR 461  Molecular Microbiology

  • MICR 462  Microbiology and Immunology Research

  • MICR 463  Trends in Microbiology

  • MICR 464  Medical Microbiology and Immunology

  • Thesis: MICR 5

    Note: The papers are normally taken before undertaking the thesis.

Master of Science (MSc) in Neuroscience

Papers and Thesis

Master of Science (MSc) in Pharmacology

Papers and Thesis
  • PHAL 495  Master's Thesis Preparation

  • PHAL 421  General Pharmacology and Toxicology

  • Three of:
  • Thesis: PHAL 5

    Note: The papers are normally taken before undertaking the thesis.

 

Master of Science (MSc) in Physics

Papers and Thesis

Master of Science (MSc) in Physiology

Papers and Thesis
  • PHSL 495  Master's Thesis Preparation

  • PHSL 471  Systematic Physiology

  • PHSL 472  Neurophysiology

  • PHSL 473  Cellular Physiology

  • PHSL 474  Research Topics

  • Thesis: PHSL 5

    Note: The papers are normally taken before undertaking the thesis.

Master of Science (MSc) in Plant Biotechnology

Papers and Thesis
  • PLBI 495  Master's Thesis Preparation

  • PLBI 401  Special Topics

  • BTNY 461  Plant Physiology and Biotechnology

  • BTNY 465 Plant and Environment

  • One further approved 400-level BIOC or BTNY paper

  • Thesis: PLBI 5

    Note: The papers are normally taken before undertaking the thesis.

Master of Science (MSc) in Psychology

Papers and Thesis
  • PSYC 495  Master's Thesis Preparation

  • Papers worth 80 points from PSYC 401-439

  • Thesis: PSYC 5

    Note: The papers are normally taken before undertaking the thesis.

Master of Science (MSc) in Sport, Exercise and Health

Papers

Master of Science (MSc) in Statistics

Papers and Thesis
  • STAT 490 Dissertation

  • Four 400-level STAT papers

  • Thesis: STAT 5

    Note: The papers are normally taken before undertaking the thesis.

Master of Science (MSc) in Surveying

Papers and thesis

Master of Science (MSc) in Toxicology

Papers and Thesis
  • PHAL 495  Master's Thesis Preparation

  • PHAL 428  Current Research Literature in Toxicology

  • Three further 400-level papers approved by the Programme Director

  • Thesis: PHAL 5B

    Note: The papers are normally taken before undertaking the thesis.

Master of Science (MSc) in Wildlife Management

Papers and Thesis

Master of Science (MSc) in Zoology

Papers and Thesis

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