Overview This degree normally consists of two parts: coursework and a thesis allowing for students to further investigate areas of interest to them and conduct independent and original research. Coursework must be satisfactorily completed in Part 1 before the student can proceed to Part II (thesis). Honours may be awarded.
Qualification specific requirements Candidates must have completed one of the following: *Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Biotechnology) *Bachelor of Science *Bachelor of Science with Honours *Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Geology *Postgraduate Diploma in Science Or any bachelor's degree and a qualifying programme
Students who have qualified for a Bachelor of Science with Honours or Postgraduate Diploma in Science in a subject may be admitted to a Master of Science Part 2 (by thesis only) in that subject. Child and Family Psychology has other requirements - see the School of Health Sciences web page for more information http://www.education.canterbury.ac.nz/healthsciences/study/chfampsyc.shtml .
Qualification structure and duration Part 1 must be completed full-time in one year. Part 2 is completed full-time in one to two years or, with the Dean of Science's permission part-time in up to four years. For most Science departments Part 1 has a February and a July start date. Biological Sciences, Biochemistry and Chemistry have a February only start date. Students should approach the Postgraduate Coordinator if they would like to start at another time. Most Master of Science Part 2 have an any time start date.
Subjects and courses Contact the department or school directly for information about these subject areas: *Applied Psychology *Astronomy *Biochemistry *Biotechnology *Cellular and Molecular Biology *Chemistry *Child and Family Psychology *Computational and Applied Mathematical Sciences *Computer Science *Ecology *Environmental Science *Geography *Geology *Mathematics *Philosophy *Physics *Psychology *Speech and Language Science *Statistics
Normally the minimum requirement is a three-year bachelor’s degree from a New Zealand university, or a qualification or combination of qualifications considered to be equivalent.If you gained your qualifications overseas, these will need to be assessed to make sure they are of an equivalent standard.
Recipient: University of Canterbury
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