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Master of Applied Science (Biological Sciences)


Course Description

Introduction
Special Note: This Masters course is not approved by DEEWR for student income support payments (i.e. Youth Allowance and Austudy).The Master of Applied Science (Specialisation) may be completed in 3 or 4 semesters depending on level of qualifications on entry and discipline preparedness of the specific candidate. The MAppSc (Spec) provides students with the opportunity to acquire advanced current knowledge in a specific science discipline. In addition, students will develop a capacity for independent research and problem-solving that can lead to workplace research and/or a degree by higher research (Masters or PhD).

Objectives
At a general level students completing the MAppSc (Spec) will:
*acquire advanced current knowledge in a discipline offered in the course;
*acquire advanced research skills that can lead to workplace research and/or a HDR course;
*engage in research and development projects in their respective fields;
*be able to apply advanced current knowledge, skill and principles learning in the course to their respective workplace contexts;
*develop an understanding how the field of study can be applied to solve global problems from a scientific perspective.

Course Abbreviation
MAppSc(Spec)

If you've previously undertaken study overseas, please review our list of equivalent qualifications http://www.utas.edu.au/international/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/equivalent-undergraduate-entry-requirements-by-country .

English Language Requirements
International applicants will be required to provide evidence of their English language ability.
For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is NOT the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided.
Alternatively, applicants can provide evidence that English has been the sole medium of instruction and examination in their most recent studies, for a minimum of 2 years, and within the last 24 months. Academic transcripts and a letter from your institution will be required.

International students should refer to the General Admission Requirements page for information regarding entry requirements http://www.utas.edu.au/international/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/general-admission-requirements .

Entry Requirements

MAppSc (Spec) 3 Semesters: Bachelor degree in a science field with a major in the specialist discipline; MAppSc (Spec) 4 semesters: Bachelors degree in a science related area, and some background (eg minor sequence) in the specialisation discipline. Sound evidence in the application must be provided. IELTS 6.0 or above. Students with an IELTSbelow 6.0 will undertake a foundation semester (or equivalent) within the MAppSc focusing on oral and written English and scientific writing.

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