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Master of Science

Course Description

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
*Cellular and Molecular Biology
*Child and Family Psychology
*Computational and Applied Mathematical Sciences
*Computer Science
*Environmental Science
*Speech and Language Science

Entry Requirements

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.

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