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Admission to the Master of Information Science (Information Technology) (180 credits) requires you to have:
Admission to the 120-credit Master of Information Sciences (by thesis) requires you to have been awarded either of the following with a minimum B average:
Students should initially enrol for the Master of Information Sciences with no subject and in the professional pathway (180 credits). This offers maximum flexibility and you can change both the subject and the pathway as you progress through the first year
For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.
You will follow a parts-based course of study, which will consist of courses totalling at least 180 credits.
180 credits consisting of 60 credits of courses (Part One) and 120 credits of research (Part Two).
180 credits consisting of 120 credits of courses (Part One) and 60 credits of professional practice (Part Two).
A 180 credit master’s qualification is made up of two parts. The first part gives you good knowledge and skills that will help you with the research or professional practice part of your qualification. You must pass Part One before you can progress to Part Two.
For progression to Part Two of the Master of Information Sciences, a B Grade Average is needed for the Part One courses.
You will complete thesis courses to the value of 120 credits from Part Two of the Schedule.
Your 120 credit master's degree will carry the award of Distinction, if completed at a superior standard (equivalent to First Class Honours), or Merit (equivalent to Second Class Honours, Division One) if completed within one year of first enrolling in full-time study or within three years of first enrolling in part-time study.
If completed within eighteen months of first enrolling in full-time study or within four years of first enrolling in part-time study, your 180 credit master's degree will carry the award of Distinction or Merit.
To find out how to plan your study and/or see what courses are necessary to complete your programme, please click the ‘regulations‘ tab. It will display the regulatory information for the programme you have selected.
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