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Master of Science
Master of Science

Master of Science

  • ID:UC640121
  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

Students must have completed one of the following:

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science with Honours
  • Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology with Honours
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Science
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Geology
  • or any bachelor's degree and a qualifying programme.

Note: For the Biotechnology subject, students can have completed the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours.

English requirements

  • IELTS: Academic with an average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 90, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening. Please note UC only accepts TOEFL iBT scores from a single test date, not MyBest scores.
  • TOEFL PBT: With a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5
  • CCEL EAP: Level 2 with a minimum C+ grade
  • CAE or CPE: minimum score of 176 with at least 169 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50
  • NZCEL:  Level 5

Course Information

The Master of Science usually consists of two parts: coursework and a thesis, allowing for students to investigate areas of interest to them and conduct independent and original research. Over 30 subjects are available, and some can only be studied at postgraduate level, which can allow for specialisation in academic and career pathways.

For more information about why students should consider studying a postgraduate science programme at UC, see the Postgraduate Prospectus.

The MSc may be awarded with Distinction, Merit, or Honours.

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See the Schedule for the Master of Science for course options and requirements for each subject.

Contact Te Rāngai Pūtaiao | College of Science for information about these subject areas:

  • Antarctic Studies

  • Applied Psychology

  • Astronomy

  • Biochemistry

  • Biological Sciences

  • Biotechnology

  • Cellular and Molecular Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Child and Family Psychology

  • Computational and Applied Mathematical Sciences

  • Computer Science

  • Data Science

  • Disaster Risk and Resilience

  • Ecology

  • Economics, Engineering Geology

  • Environmental Science

  • Finance

  • Geography

  • Geology

  • Mathematics

  • Medical Physics

  • Medical Physics (Clinical)

  • Microbiology

  • Philosophy

  • Physics

  • Psychology

  • Speech and Language Sciences

  • Statistics

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/per year

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