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Master of Creative Non-Fiction Writing in Science (MAppSc)


University of Otago Division of Sciences

Full time & Part time See Course Other Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 1+ years

About the course

Consider how to communicate science most effectively with the written word. Co-ordinated by award-winning authors, you will study in the beautiful City of Dunedin, a UNESCO City of Literature. You will focus on how to make communication more engaging through crafting stories, critiquing, and development of your writing techniques. You will learn about the process of digital publishing and how to create multimedia publications and ebooks.

At the Master's level, this programme will mentor you through the process of writing a book or other significant written work.

Master of Applied Science (MAppSc)

The Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) is a 180-point, coursework postgraduate degree. A candidate would normally be a graduate but the degree is also open to those with other relevant

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Entry Requirements

Every applicant shall have fulfilled one of the following conditions:

be a graduate and have achieved an average grade of at least B in the relevant 300-level papers;
have obtained a Postgraduate Certificate or a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science with an average grade of at least B;
have equivalent alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences).

In considering an applicant's qualifications, regard will be had to the detail of the course of study followed to gain the qualification, as well as the applicant's performance in the programme.


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