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Master of Science

  • Masters (Coursework)

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.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
2 years full-time
Course Code
MSc
Domestic Fees
$8,867 per year / $17,734 total
International Fees
$39,500 per year / $79,000 total

About this course

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.

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.

See more information on how to enrol into the Master of Science.

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

Note: The Child and Family Psychology major has other requirements - see the website for more information on the application process required to enrol into this major programme.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

Students who have qualified for a Bachelor of Science with Honours or Postgraduate Diploma in Science can complete the MSc by Part II only (thesis-only) in their subject.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Science or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

See more information on how to enrol into the Master of Science.

Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.

Study locations

Main Campus

Career pathways

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.

Useful information:

  • Read what other UC postgraduate students have gone on to achieve in their studies and careers in our student and graduate profiles.
  • Te Ropu Rapuara | UC Careers can help you to achieve the career you want, connect with employers, or find a job.
  • For research into career destinations by qualification, visit Te Pokai Tara | Universities New Zealand website.
  • Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
  • Come along to an upcoming information event for prospective postgraduate students.