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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Master of Natural Sciences
MNatSc

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Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Degree of Master of Natural Sciences requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and

(b) shall have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Natural Sciences or an equivalent qualification, having achieved a B+ grade average or higher over 300-level courses.

2. Notwithstanding Regulation 1, a candidate who has passed at least 240 credits towards the Bachelor of Natural Sciences including at least 105 credits at 200 level or above, with an average grade of B+ or better in the 200 and/or 300 level courses may, with the approval of the Programme Director, be permitted to enrol in the Master of Natural Sciences.

Qualification Requirements

3. Candidates for the Degree of Master of Natural Sciences shall follow a programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 180-credits, comprising:

(a) 60 credits at 700 level and 120 credits at 800 level; And including:

(b) attending field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

Specialisations

4. The Master of Natural Sciences is awarded without specialisation.

Student Progression

5. In cases of sufficient merit, the Degree of Master of Natural Sciences may be awarded with Distinction or Merit.

Completion Requirements

6. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

7. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Science and Technology should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

8. Candidates admitted under Regulation 2 must complete the requirements of the Bachelor of Natural Sciences, or equivalent qualification, before they are eligible to graduate with the Master of Natural Sciences.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

9. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

10. All candidates commencing study towards the Degree of Master of Natural Sciences on or after 1 January 2015 must satisfy the requirements specified in these regulations.

11. All candidates who commenced study towards the Degree of Master of Natural Sciences prior to 1 January 2015 and who have passed at least 60 credits towards the qualification, may complete under the regulations in the 2014 Massey University Calendar, or transfer to these regulations.

12. In all cases candidates must complete the qualification within the timeframes for completion as specified in the Completion Requirements.

Schedule for the Master of Natural Sciences

Compulsory course

246.700 Advanced Research Themes In Natural Sciences 30 credits
P 246.302

Elective courses (30 credits from)

161.777 Practical Data Mining 15 credits
R 161.223 and 161.324

162.760 Research Methods and Communication in the Biosciences 30 credits
R 162.761, 162.762, 119.728, 119.729

203.762 Genetic Analysis 30 credits
P One of 122.303, 203.300, 203.305, 203.307, 203.340, 203.341, 203.342, 203.343

232.701 Conservation Biology 30 credits
R 196.719

232.703 Wildlife Management 30 credits
C 232.701 or 196.713 R 199.715

247.782 Special Topic 15 credits

247.783 Special Topic 15 credits

247.792 Special Topic 15 credits

247.793 Special Topic 15 credits

Thesis courses (120 credits from)

123.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

123.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 123.897

123.899 Thesis 120 credits

124.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

124.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 124.897

124.899 Thesis 120 credits

162.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

162.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 162.897

162.899 Thesis 120 credits

196.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

196.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 196.897

196.899 Thesis 120 credits

199.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

199.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 199.897

199.899 Thesis 120 credits

203.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

203.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 203.897

203.899 Thesis 120 credits

232.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

232.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 232.897

232.899 Thesis 120 credits

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