The Master of Science (Research) is a great opportunity to gain advanced research skills and explore an area within science 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: Applied Conservation, Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Food Science, Geospatial Science, Marine 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.
You need to complete a total of 240 points, including 120 points from advanced-level courses.
In the first year (or equivalent part-time) you complete courses from the university vast range of courses.
In the second year, you complete your thesis, gaining advanced skills in critical analysis and expertise in research methods, communication, analysis and evaluation.
One of the following (or equivalent) with a B (70%-74%) grade average in courses at level 7:
COVID-19 situation: additional English tests accepted for 2021 and 2022
If you do not meet the English language requirements for entry into an AUT programme, you can study English here.
AUT International House is an English language school next to the AUT City Campus. It is part of AUT and offers a range of qualifications, including GIE – the AUT university entrance and preparation programme.
On-campus academic English courses (GIE and IELTS Full-time) at International House:
The GIE programme prepares you for entry into most AUT programmes (some health and education programmes require IELTS).
IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading and Writing and no less than 5.0 in Speaking and Listening
There is a different entry requirement for each level of the IELTS course.
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