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.
The Master of Science (MSc) is a two-year degree which encompasses both coursework and research. The first year primarily involves coursework and preliminary research preparation. The second year focuses on research, affording MSc students the opportunity to contribute to existing fields of research, or to begin to develop new areas.
The Master of Science Communication (MSciComm) is a two-year degree and is available with three endorsements: Creative Non-Fiction Writing in Science, Science and Natural History Filmmaking, and Science in Society. Students in each endorsement produce a thesis comprising a creative component (e.g. book, film, exhibition, etc.) and original research.
The Master of Sport Development and Management (MSpDM) is designed for individuals who are employed in Sport Development and Management and want to upskill for professional development reasons. It is also intended as a pathway for those students graduating with a BSc or BA majoring in Sport Management and Development (or comparable qualification) into employment in the field.
The Master of Surveying (MSurv) is a one- or two-year that is designed for those with an undergraduate degree in surveying. Applicants with a strong academic record, possibly evidenced by an Honours degree, may be permitted to complete the degree in one year by thesis only. Other applicants will generally be required to undertake a year of coursework followed by a thesis year, although the course work requirements may be reduced in certain cases.
The Master of Wildlife Management (MWLM) is, typically, a fifteen month degree. The MWLM is designed to be a more clearly recognisable qualification for students enrolling from overseas, or for students seeking to work overseas. The longer timeframe and compulsory research placement offers valuable practical experience within the professional wildlife management community.
Find out more about the subject areas currently available under the Master of Science and Master of Applied Science degrees. Students wishing to enrol are encouraged to make contact with individual departments and potential supervisors prior to enrolling.