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 Dance Studies (MDanceSt) is a one-year degree encompassing both dance coursework and research. Students undertaking a Master of Dance Studies should have extensive career experience in a specific dance profession, such as teaching or choreography, that will be directly related to their study.
The Master of Dietetics (MDiet) is an academic and professional dietetic training course which prepares graduates to work as dietitians in New Zealand and overseas. The degree encompasses specialist papers in clinical nutrition, public health, food service, professional skills, research thesis preparation, a block placement and a research project over the two years of the degree.
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.
The following table demonstrates the subject areas 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.
|Anatomy||Papers and thesis||not offered|
|Applied Geology||not offered||Papers and APPS 597|
|Biochemistry||Papers and thesis||not offered|
|Bioengineering||Papers and thesis||Papers and APPS 597|
|Botany||Papers and thesis||not offered|
|Chemistry||Papers and thesis||not offered|
|Clothing and Textile Sciences||Papers and thesis||Papers and APPS 597|
|Cognitive Science||Papers and thesis||Not offered|
|Computational modelling||Papers and thesis||Papers and APPS 597 or 598|
|Computer Science||Papers and thesis||Papers and APPS 597|
|Consumer Food Science||Papers and thesis||Papers and APPS 597 or 598|
|Creative Non-Fiction Writing in Science||Available under the MSciComm, See MSciComm regulations||Papers and one of APPS 596, 597 or 598|
|Ecology||Papers and thesis||Not offered|
|Economics||Papers and thesis||Not offered|
|Electronics||Papers and thesis||Papers and APPS 597 or 598|
|Energy Studies||Papers and thesis||Not offered|
|Environmental Management||Papers and thesis||Papers and APPS597|
|Environmental Science||Papers and thesis||Not offered|
|Food Science||Papers and thesis||Not offered|
|Genetics||Papers and thesis||not offered|
|Geographic Information Systems||Papers and thesis||Papers and APPS597 or 598|
|Geography||Papers and thesis||Not offered|
|Geology||Papers and thesis||Not offered|
|Geophysics||Papers and thesis||Not offered|
|Human Nutrition||Papers and thesis||Not offered|
|Immunology||Papers and thesis||Not offered|
|Information Science||Papers and thesis||Not offered|
|Marine Science||Papers and thesis||Not offered|
|Mathematics||Papers and thesis||Not offered|
|Microbiology||Papers and thesis||Papers and APPS597 or 598|
|Molecular Biotechnology||Not offered||Papers and APPS597 or 598|
|Neuroscience||Papers and thesis||Not offered|
|Pharmacology||Papers and thesis||Not offered|
|Physics||Papers and thesis||Not offered|
|Physiology||Papers and thesis||Not offered|
|Plant Biotechnology||Papers and thesis||Papers and APPS597|
|Psychology||Papers and thesis||Not offered|
|Quantitative Genetics||Not offered||Papers and APPS 597 or 598|
|Science and Natural History Filmmaking||Available under the MSciComm, See MSciComm regulations||Papers and APPS 597|
|Science Communication||Available under the MSciComm, See MSciComm regulations||Papers and APPS 597|
|Science in Society||Available under the MSciComm, See MSciComm regulations||Papers and APPS 597|
|Science Innovation and Enterprise||Not offered||Papers and APPS 596, 597 or 598|
|Software Engineering||not offered||Papers and APPS 597 or 598|
|Sport and Exercise Nutrition||Not offered||Papers and APPS 596, 597 or 598|
|Statistics||Papers and thesis||Not offered|
|Surveying||Papers and thesis||not offered|
|Telecommunications||Not offered||Papers and APPS597 or 598|
|Toxicology||Papers and thesis||Not offered|
|Wildlife Management||Papers and thesis||Not offered|
|Zoology||Papers and thesis||not offered|