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Bachelor of Science (Honours)

  • Bachelor (Honours)

Massey University's Bachelor of Science with Honours with a major in geography is a prestigious qualification for those that are interested in progressing to further, in-depth research. This postgraduate qualification will also give you a career advantage.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
Duration
1 year full-time

About this course

Massey University's Bachelor of Science with Honours with a major in geography is a prestigious qualification for those that are interested in progressing to further, in-depth research. This postgraduate qualification will also give you a career advantage.

Generally, the course consists of three-quarters taught courses and one quarter supervised research.

As a separate qualification of advanced courses and research in the major subject taken in the BSc, the honours programme can lead to a Master of Science by thesis only.

Entry requirements

To enter the Bachelor of Science (Honours) you will:

  • have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor of Science degree, or close equivalent, in the intended postgraduate subject area, with a minimum B+ average in the majoring 300 level courses, or
  • have been awarded or qualified for a bachelor's degree followed by a Graduate Diploma in Science and Technology or close equivalent, in the intended postgraduate subject area, with a minimum B+ average in the majoring 300 level courses.

Career pathways

A 2017 Ministry of Education publication The post-study earnings and destinations of young domestic graduates, found that in New Zealand:

  • Young master's graduates earn more than one and a half times more than the national median (five years after study)
  • Earnings and employment rates increase with the level of qualification completed
  • Five years after completion, the median earnings of young master's graduates are 15% higher than for those with a bachelor's degree.

Credit for prior study or work

For information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions:

  • review the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations
  • contact us through the Enquire button on this page.