Master of Science (Research)

The Master of Science (Research) is a great opportunity to gain advanced research skills and explore an area within science, or computer and mathematical sciences through the one-year research thesis.

You study in a friendly, professional environment and can choose the generic Master of Science (Research) or select one of seven specialisations: Applied Conservation, Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Food Science, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics.

In the second year, you focus on your thesis (120 points), gaining advanced skills in critical analysis and expertise in research methods, communication, analysis and evaluation. The thesis is your opportunity to research an area of your interest, working closely with your supervisor.

Start date: 2019

Minimum entry requirements

One of the following (or equivalent) with a B grade average in papers at level 7:

  • Bachelor of Science OR
  • Graduate Diploma in Science

International student entry requirements

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent

English language requirements

You need to complete a total of 240 points, including 120 points from advanced-level papers.

In the first year (or equivalent part-time) you complete papers from our vast range of science, and computer and mathematical sciences papers.

In the second year, you complete your thesis, gaining advanced skills in critical analysis and expertise in research methods, communication, analysis and evaluation.

Choose from a wide range of papers

You can complete the 240-point Master of Science (Research) without a specialisation, and choose from a wide range of papers in computer and mathematical sciences, or science.

At the heart of this master's degree is the research thesis, which you complete in your second year.

Applicants transferring from the AUT Postgraduate Diploma in Science (or equivalent) must complete the requirements of the postgraduate diploma with a minimum of a B grade average before starting the thesis.

Specialisations

To specialise in one of the areas listed below, complete the papers listed for this specialisation.

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK1037
Level:
9
Points:
240
Duration:
2 years full-time / part-time available
Campus:
City Campus
Starts:

25 Feb 2019

15 Jul 2019

Fees:
Domestic
$8,540
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, the tuition fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
International
$35,820
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 120 points in 2019. The exact tuition fee will depend on papers selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year, if you are planning for beyond 2019, the tuition fee may vary from the figure stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.

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