Master of Science (MSc)

Key facts

  • Available at Albany
  • Available at Manawatū
  • Some majors available via Distance Learning or by block mode
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A deeper understanding of science

Gain the knowledge and skills for a more in-depth understanding of an area of scientific study.

What is it like?

Studying towards your masters is a challenging and satisfying postgraduate experience.

Massey University’s Master of Science will give you the knowledge and skills you need to gain a more in-depth understanding of an area of scientific study and advance your career.

When you graduate with a Master of Science you will have learned how to work at a high level of academic achievement, work to deadlines under pressure and communicate effectively.

Complete in a shorter time-frame

Massey University’s Master of Science is a 180 credit master qualification (a 240 credit MSc is also available). The 180 credit masters offers a rigorous programme of learning yet can be achieved in one and a half years.

Research-led learning

Massey teaching is research-led and our academics are ranked among the best in the world. Our teaching staff are widely published and are in demand as keynote speakers on topical global issues. International visitors regularly seek out visits to our science facilities to learn more about what we do.

Accessible lecturers

We work to help you succeed. Massey University offers smaller classes and more personalised learning, giving you greater access to lecturers and the help you need to succeed and thrive during your master’s study.

 Relevant learning

Your lecturers and supervisors at Massey have strong connections with the industry. We work to ensure that our teaching fits with the changing environment, which means you will emerge with a relevant qualification valued by potential employers.

Options

Master of Science 240 credit

Master of Science 180 credit

These options are for students who want to pursue postgraduate study and research in a specific field. The 240 credit option may allow for a more extensive research project than the 180 credit master programme.

Master of Science 120 credit

The Master of Science (by thesis only) is a 120 credit qualification for students who have completed the BSc (Hons) or PGDipSc. It consists of a thesis to the value of 120 credits.

A good fit if you:

  • Are passionate about science
  • Have a bachelor’s degree in science, or relevant professional experience
  • Are interested in a postgraduate qualification that combines both structured learning and research
  • Want to progress your career to the next level of seniority and stand out in the job market

Careers

Earn more

A Ministry of Education report ‘Moving on up: What young people earn after their tertiary education’ found that in New Zealand:

  • Earnings and employment rates increase with the level of qualification completed.
  • Young masters graduates earn 86 per cent more than the national median.
  • Good careers are associated with better health, better wellbeing and more satisfying lives.
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