Master of Science (MSc)
A Master of Science (MSc) at Victoria University of Wellington normally follows an undergraduate degree such as a Bachelor of Science (BSc) or a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (BBmedSc). A Master's degree is recognised worldwide.
Victoria University offers a range of traditional research Master's programmes as well as a range of specialist Master's programmes, including a separate programme for the Master of Biomedical Science.
A Master of Science degree will equip you for a career in science with well-developed technical and laboratory skills as well as academic writing practice. You will carry out in-depth supervised research for a year, write a thesis and probably author some publications for peer-reviewed journals.
Two to two and half years full time or equivalent part time.
A Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field, with an average grade of B+ or higher in relevant 300 level courses.
Students may also qualify for entry if they have appropriate work or other experience, as approved by the Associate Dean (Students & Postgraduate Research).
- Part 1 (the first year) is equivalent to an Honours programme, but the Research course is replaced with a Research Preparation course.
- Part 2 is a thesis, presented after a minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 15 months of research.
The Faculty offers a Master of Science degree in:
- Cell and Molecular Bioscience
- Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience
- Computer Graphics
- Computer Science
- Conservation Biology
- Cross-cultural Psychology
- Ecological Restoration
- Ecology and Biodiversity
- Electronic and Computer Systems
- Forensic Psychology