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master

Degree

Master of Science (Research)

About the program

  • 39,000 NZD

    Tuition
  • 2 years

    Years of study
  • 3 years

    PGWP Duration
  • 70 out of 100

    Minimum required GPA
  • AK1037

    Course Code
Included
Thesis

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-February 27-February-2022 27-February-2022
Winter-July 17-July-2022 17-July-2022

Master of Science (Research)

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.

What you study

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.

Specialisations

  • Applied Conservation
  • Biomedical Science
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Science
  • Food Science
  • Geospatial Science
  • Marine Science
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Genetics

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$55,404

Total costs

yearly

$9,252

Cost of living

1 person

$7,152

Accommodation

1 bed room

$39,000

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

One of the following (or equivalent) with a B (70%-74%) grade average in courses at level 7:

  1. Bachelor of Science OR
  2. Graduate Diploma in Science

Required documents

  • Birth certificate or passport
  • Marriage certificate (If required)
  • Official Transcripts
  • English Language Proficiency
  • CV/Work experience (If required)

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

90
19
listening
22
writing
20
speaking
19
reading

PTE

58
50
listening
50
writing
50
speaking
50
reading

Cambridge

176
169
listening
169
writing
169
speaking
169
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

COVID-19 situation: additional English tests accepted for 2021 and 2022

  • IELTS Indicator
  • TOEFL Special At Home Edition

 

If you do not meet the English language requirements for entry into an AUT programme, you can study English here.

Language courses at AUT International House:

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:

1) GIE (academic preparation and university entrance programme)

The GIE programme prepares you for entry into most AUT programmes (some health and education programmes require IELTS).

Entry requirement:

IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading and Writing and no less than 5.0 in Speaking and Listening

2) IELTS Full-time

Entry requirement:

There is a different entry requirement for each level of the IELTS course.

  • Level 1: you need IELTS 4.5 with a minimum band score of 4.0
  • Level 2: you need IELTS 5.5 with a minimum band score of 5.0

Career Opportunities

  • Environmental consultant
  • Science teacher
  • Research scientist
  • Chemist
  • Analytical, environmental, paint or research chemist
  • Pollution control consultant
  • Scientific laboratory analyst
  • Product development scientist
  • Food microbiologist
  • Sensory scientist
  • Food chemist
  • Food scientist
  • Environmental planner
  • GIS analyst or consultant
  • Natural resource or hazard manager
  • Sustainable development planner
  • Aquaculture business owner
  • Marine scientist or technologist
  • Farm/hatchery manager
  • Environmental microbiologist
  • Food quality assurance scientist

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