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Postgraduate programmes

Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Science (PGCertAppSc) in Marine Environmental Science

The Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Science in Marine Environmental Science allows students to upskill with a professional qualification in Marine Science and Marine Environmental issues. The PGCertAppSc is a 6 month (60 points) programme which provides an opportunity for those already in a career to broaden their expertise to also include the environmental sciences and marine in particular. With an additional 6 month study (60 points) students can progress to the PGDipAppSc degree or with an additional 12 months study (120 points) students can progress to the MAppSc degree.

For general information on the PGCertAppSc degree: https://www.otago.ac.nz/courses/subjects/maen.html

Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science (PGDipAppSc) in Marine Environmental Science

The PGDipAppSc in Marine Environmental Science (120 points) is a one-year degree which provides an opportunity to upskill in the challenges of the marine sector with a range of disciplinary and applied subject options including aspects of Politics, Law, Environmental Management and other topics as appropriate. With an additional 6 month study (60 points) students can progress to the MAppSc degree.

We will accept applications up till 1 October.

For more information on the PGDipAppSc degree: https://www.otago.ac.nz/courses/subjects/maen.html

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

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 in Applied Science (MAppSc) in Marine Environmental Science

The MAppSc in Marine Environmental Science (180 points) is a one-year professional programme that will allow candidates to link industry uses, policy, conservation and management approaches to the marine environment. Several papers involve fieldwork and introduce candidates to the range of marine environments and challenges associated with managing them. The course focuses on bringing science to other issues and negotiating an evidence based solution to marine environmental challenges. Other courses allow students to explore the link to politics, law, tourism, native management, surveying, marine geology, ecology, oceanography, aquaculture and fisheries and coastal management. It includes a 40 point Independent Study Project.

We will accept applications up till 1 October.

For more information on the MAppSc degree: https://www.otago.ac.nz/courses/subjects/maen.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