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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 Science
MSc

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 Science requires that the candidate will have:

(a) been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Science with a major in the intended postgraduate subject, or an equivalent qualification; and

(b) achieved a B grade average over the 300-level majoring courses of the qualification(s) considered for admission, or equivalent;

or will have:

(c) been awarded or qualified for either the Bachelor of Science with Honours or the Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Technology in the intended MSc subject, having achieved a B grade average over the contributing courses.

2. In all cases the candidate will be required to meet the University admission requirements as specified.

3. Admission to the Degree of Master of Science (Medical Laboratory Science) requires that the candidate will:

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

(b) have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science having achieved a B grade average over the 300-level courses, or an NZIMLS Fellowship and a Massey University Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Technology, or equivalent qualification(s); and

(c) be registered as a New Zealand Medical Laboratory Scientist.

4. Admission to the Degree of Master of Science (Nutrition and Dietetics) requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the requirements of Regulation 1; and

(b) meet all the requirements as defined by the New Zealand Dietitians Board for registration as an Entry-level Dietitian, in terms of good character and fitness to be a dietitian; and

(c) be selected into the programme conditional upon the availability of approved clinical placements.

5. Admission to the Degree of Master of Science (One Health) requires that the candidate will:

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

(b) have been awarded or qualified for a Bachelor's degree of at least four years duration, a Bachelor's degree with Honours or a Postgraduate Diploma, in a relevant subject and having achieved at least a B grade average over the contributing courses, or equivalent.

Qualification Requirements

6. Candidates for the Degree of Master of Science shall follow a parts-based programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 180 credits, comprising:

(a) Part One and Part Two as defined by the Schedule to the Degree.

(b) completion of a Subject.

7. Notwithstanding Regulation 6, the programme of study for candidates admitted under Regulation 1(c) will consist of a thesis totalling at least 120 credits as included in the Schedule to the degree.

8. Notwithstanding Regulation 6, candidates admitted under Regulation 3 shall follow a programme of study which shall consist of courses totalling at least 135 credits as specified for the Medical Laboratory Science subject in the Schedule to the degree.

9. Notwithstanding Regulation 6, the programme of study for candidates admitted under Regulation 5 will consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits as specified for the One Health subject in the Schedule to the degree.

Specialisations

10. Except as provided under Regulation 7 and 9, candidates may complete a subject by passing at least 180 credits in a subject including:

(a) a thesis of at least 90 credits or a research report of at least 60 credits;

(b) at least 60 credits at 700 level, including where identified in the Schedule to the Degree, a Research Methods course and any compulsory courses. The requirements for each subject are set out in the Schedule for the Qualification.

11. Notwithstanding Regulation 10, candidates may complete the subject Medical Laboratory Science by passing at least 135 credits in that subject including:

(a) a research report of at least 45 credits;

(b) at least 90 credits at 700 level, including where identified in the Schedule to the Degree, any compulsory courses.

12. Notwithstanding Regulation 10, candidates may complete the subject Nutrition and Dietetics by passing 240 credits in that subject including:

(a) a thesis of at least 90 credits;

(b) 150 credits at 700-level, including where identified in the Schedule to the Degree, any compulsory courses.

13. Notwithstanding Regulation 10, candidates may complete the subject Psychology by passing at least 240 credits in that subject including:

(a) a thesis of at least 120 credits;

(b) 120 credits at 700 level, including where identified in the Schedule to the Degree, any compulsory courses.

14. Subjects available are: Agricultural Science, Animal Science, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Conservation Biology, Earth Science, Ecology, Exercise and Sport Science, Genetics, Geography, Horticultural Science, Human Nutrition, Mathematics, Medical Laboratory Science, Microbiology, Nanoscience, Nutrition and Dietetics, One Health, Physics, Physiology, Plant Biology, Plant Breeding, Psychology, Soil Science, Statistics and Zoology.

15. Notwithstanding Regulation 10, the Academic Board may approve a programme of study involving courses from more than one of the subjects listed in Regulation 14, provided that at least half of the total credits for the courses are chosen from the same subject as the thesis.

Student Progression

16. In cases of sufficient merit, the Degree of Master of Science may be awarded with a class of Honours, or with Distinction or Merit, in accordance with the provisions specified in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

17. For progression to Part Two of the Degree of Master of Science, candidates must have maintained a B grade average over the Part One courses.

Completion Requirements

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

19. 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 Diploma in Science and Technology should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

20. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Master of Science

Subjects

Agricultural Science (180 credits)

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

At least 15 credits from

119.728 Research Methods in Animal, Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences 15 credits
R 119.729, 162.760, 162.761, 162.762

119.729 Research Methods 15 credits
R 119.728, 162.760, 162.761, 162.762

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

Subject courses (choose one Option)

Option A: Animal Science

At least 30 credits at 700 level from the 117 prefix

At least 15 credits at 700 level from the 189, 285, or 286 prefixes

Option B: Agriculture/Horticulture Plants

At least 30 credits at 700 level from the 283 or 284 prefix

At least 15 credits at 700 level from the 117, 119, 189, 283, 284 or 285 prefixes

Option C: Soil Science

At least 30 credits at 700 level from the 189 prefix

At least 15 credits at 700 level from the 117 or 119 prefixes

Part Two (At least 60 credits from)

Option A: Animal Science

117.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

117.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 117.871

117.875 Thesis 90 credits

117.887 Research Report 60 credits

117.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

117.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 117.897

117.899 Thesis 120 credits

Option B: Agriculture/Horticulture Plants

171.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

171.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 171.871

171.875 Thesis 90 credits

171.887 Research Report 60 credits

171.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

171.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 171.897

171.899 Thesis 120 credits

Option C: Soil Science

189.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

189.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 189.871

189.875 Thesis 90 credits

189.887 Research Report 60 credits

189.895 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

189.896 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 189.895

189.899 Thesis 120 credits

Animal Science (180 credits)

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

Compulsory courses (30 credits from)

119.728 Research Methods in Animal, Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences 15 credits
R 119.729, 162.760, 162.761, 162.762

151.709 Biometrics for the Animal and Nutritional Sciences 15 credits

At least 30 credits from

117.761 Ruminant Livestock Feeding 15 credits
P 117.342 or 117.371 or 117.381

117.762 Intensive Livestock Feeding 15 credits
P 117.342

117.764 Growth and Meat Science 15 credits
P 117.344

117.765 Genetics and Breeding 15 credits
P 117.345

117.767 Reproduction and Fertility 15 credits
P 117.347

117.768 Metabolism and Endocrinology 15 credits
P 117.348

117.769 Lactation and Milk Production 15 credits
P 117.347

Subject courses

Courses at 700 level from the 117, 122, 194, 199, 283 prefixes

Part Two

Either (120 credits from)

117.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

117.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 117.897

117.899 Thesis 120 credits

Or (At least 60 credits from)

117.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

117.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 117.871

117.875 Thesis 90 credits

117.887 Research Report 60 credits

Biochemistry (180 credits)

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

Compulsory course selection (At least 60 credits from)

122.703 Gene Expression 30 credits
P One of 122.303, 203.342, 203.340

122.704 Molecular Cell Biology 30 credits
P One of 122.322, 122.327, 123.326, 203.307, 203.340, 203.342, 162.312, 194.346

247.712 Advanced Topics in Molecular Biology 30 credits
P One of 122.303, 122.322, 122.327, 123.326, 194.346, 203.300, 203.307, 203.340, 203.341, 203.342, 203.343

Subject courses

122.713 Advanced Topics in Biochemistry 15 credits
P One of 122.303, 122.322, 122.327, 123.326, 203.300, 203.307, 203.340, 203.342

122.798 Research Report 30 credits
P Two of 122.322, 122.327, 122.303, 203.340, 203.341, 203.342, 203.343

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

247.782 Special Topic 15 credits

247.783 Special Topic 15 credits

Part Two

Either (120 credits from)

122.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

122.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 122.897

122.899 Thesis 120 credits

Or (At least 60 credits from)

122.870 Research Report 60 credits

122.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

122.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 122.871

122.875 Thesis 90 credits

Biological Sciences (180 credits)

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

700 level from 120, 122, 161, 162, 194, 196, 199, 203, 232 prefixes

Part Two (At least 60 credits from)

Thesis of 120 credits (XXX.899, or XXX.897 and XXX.898), or a thesis of 90 credits (XXX.875, or XXX.871 and XXX.872), or a research report of 60 credits (XXX.8xx) from one of 120, 122, 161, 162, 194, 196, 199, 203, 232 prefixes

Chemistry (180 credits)

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

Compulsory course

123.711 Research Methods in Chemistry and Nanoscience 30 credits

At least 30 credits from

123.712 Advanced Nanoscience and Physical Chemistry 30 credits

123.713 Advanced Chemical Synthesis 30 credits

123.798 Research Report 30 credits

Subject courses

124.712 Condensed Matter Physics 15 credits
P 124.325 and one of 124.327, 124.332, 124.316

124.762 Chemical Physics 15 credits
P 124.325 and one of 124.327, 124.332, 124.316

247.782 Special Topic 15 credits

247.783 Special Topic 15 credits

Part Two

Either (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

Or (At least 60 credits from)

123.870 Research Report 60 credits

123.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

123.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 123.871

123.875 Thesis 90 credits

Computer Science (180 credits)

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

159.702 Knowledge Engineering 15 credits

159.703 Advanced Computer Systems 15 credits

159.704 Systems Programming 15 credits

159.707 Advanced Software Design and Construction 15 credits

159.709 Computer Graphics 15 credits

159.710 User Interface Design 15 credits

159.731 Studies in Computer Vision 15 credits

159.732 Studies in Computer Programming 15 credits

159.735 Studies in Parallel and Distributed Systems 15 credits

159.736 Studies in Operating Systems and Architecture 15 credits

159.737 Studies in Compilers and Grammars 15 credits

159.738 Special Topic 15 credits

159.739 Special Topic 15 credits

159.740 Studies in Intelligent Systems 15 credits

159.794 Project 15 credits

159.795 Project 15 credits

Part Two

Either (120 credits from)

159.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

159.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 159.897

159.899 Thesis 120 credits

Or (At least 60 credits from)

159.870 Research Report 60 credits

159.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

159.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 159.871

159.875 Thesis 90 credits

Conservation Biology (180 credits)

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

232.701 Conservation Biology 30 credits
R 196.719

232.703 Wildlife Management 30 credits
C 232.701 or 196.713 R 199.715

Subject courses

132.735 Natural Resource Policy and Planning 30 credits

145.739 GIS Principles and Applications 30 credits
R 132.738

158.740 Location Systems: Spatial Databases, Tools and Applications 15 credits

158.741 Location Data: Mapping, Analysis and Visualisation 15 credits

161.731 Biostatistics for Researchers 15 credits
R 161.331

161.762 Multivariate Analysis for Big Data 15 credits
R 161.323, 161.772

162.761 Research Methods and Written Communication in Biosciences 15 credits
R 162.760, 119.728, 119.729

162.762 Grant Writing and Oral Communication in Biosciences 15 credits
R 162.760. 119.728, 119.729

188.705 Environmental Policy 15 credits

188.764 Advanced Environmental Management I 15 credits
R 188.763

188.765 Advanced Environmental Management II 15 credits
R 188.763

194.709 Conservation Endocrinology and Reproductive Biology 30 credits

196.712 Aquatic Ecology 30 credits
P 196.313 or 121.313

196.726 Plant Ecology 30 credits
P 196.316

199.714 Animal Behaviour 30 credits
P 199.312

232.704 Wildlife Disease 30 credits

232.705 Captive Breeding and Management 30 credits

232.799 Research Report 30 credits

235.701 Māori Values and Resource Management 15 credits
R 188.704

247.782 Special Topic 15 credits

247.783 Special Topic 15 credits

Part Two

Either (120 credits from)

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

Or (At least 60 credits from)

232.870 Research Report 60 credits

232.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

232.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 232.871

232.875 Thesis 90 credits

Earth Science (180 credits)

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

15 credits from (15 credits from)

119.728 Research Methods in Animal, Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences 15 credits
R 119.729, 162.760, 162.761, 162.762

119.729 Research Methods 15 credits
R 119.728, 162.760, 162.761, 162.762

Subject courses

233.701 Advanced Pedology 30 credits
P 189.364

233.705 Volcanology and Tephrochronology 30 credits

233.706 Environmental Geographical Information Systems 30 credits

233.707 Environmental Remote Sensing 30 credits

233.708 Geochemistry 30 credits

233.709 Advanced Sedimentology 30 credits

233.710 Geology, Hazard & Society; Environmental Geology A 15 credits
P 121.310 or 121.311 R 233.756

233.711 Applied Environmental Geology; Environmental Geology B 15 credits
P 121.310 or 121.311 R 233.756

233.721 Global Climate Change 15 credits
P 145.320 or 233.310 R 145.704, 233.702

233.722 Advanced Quaternary Geology 15 credits
P 233.310 R 233.702

233.799 Research Report 30 credits

247.782 Special Topic 15 credits

247.783 Special Topic 15 credits

Part Two

Either (120 credits from)

233.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

233.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 233.897

233.899 Thesis 120 credits

Or (At least 60 credits from)

233.870 Research Report 60 credits

233.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

233.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 233.871

233.875 Thesis 90 credits

Ecology (180 credits)

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

At least 60 credits from

196.712 Aquatic Ecology 30 credits
P 196.313 or 121.313

196.713 Ecology 30 credits
P 196.3xx or 199.3xx

196.726 Plant Ecology 30 credits
P 196.316

Subject courses

196.798 Research Report 30 credits

232.701 Conservation Biology 30 credits
R 196.719

247.782 Special Topic 15 credits

247.783 Special Topic 15 credits

700-level courses from the 120, 199, 232 prefixes

Part Two

Either (120 credits from)

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

Or (At least 60 credits from)

196.870 Research Report 60 credits

196.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

196.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 196.871

196.875 Thesis 90 credits

Exercise and Sport Science (180 credits)

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

15 credits from

119.728 Research Methods in Animal, Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences 15 credits
R 119.729, 162.760, 162.761, 162.762

119.729 Research Methods 15 credits
R 119.728, 162.760, 162.761, 162.762

151.709 Biometrics for the Animal and Nutritional Sciences 15 credits

Subject courses

234.718 Advanced Exercise Prescription for Cardiopulmonary Conditions 30 credits

234.719 Advanced Topics in Clinical Exercise, Health and Disease 30 credits

234.724 Research Seminar in Sport and Exercise 15 credits

234.725 Athletic Conditioning 30 credits
R 234.716

234.726 Exercise and Sport Science 30 credits
R 234.720, 234.721, 234.722, 234.723

234.727 Physical Activity for Compromised Health 30 credits
R 234.717, 234.718, 234.719

234.799 Research Report 30 credits

Part Two

Either (120 credits from)

234.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

234.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 234.897

Or (At least 60 credits from)

234.870 Research Report 60 credits

234.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

234.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 234.871

Genetics (180 credits)

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

Compulsory course selection (At least 60 credits from)

122.703 Gene Expression 30 credits
P One of 122.303, 203.342, 203.340

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

247.712 Advanced Topics in Molecular Biology 30 credits
P One of 122.303, 122.322, 122.327, 123.326, 194.346, 203.300, 203.307, 203.340, 203.341, 203.342, 203.343

Subject courses

120.715 Advanced Topics in Evolutionary Genetics 30 credits
P One of 120.3xx or 203.3xx or 196.3xx

122.713 Advanced Topics in Biochemistry 15 credits
P One of 122.303, 122.322, 122.327, 123.326, 203.300, 203.307, 203.340, 203.342

161.744 Statistical Genetics 15 credits

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

162.761 Research Methods and Written Communication in Biosciences 15 credits
R 162.760, 119.728, 119.729

162.762 Grant Writing and Oral Communication in Biosciences 15 credits
R 162.760. 119.728, 119.729

203.798 Research Report 30 credits
P Two of 122.303, 203.300, 203.305, 203.307, 203.328, 203.340, 203.341, 203.342, 203.343

247.782 Special Topic 15 credits

247.783 Special Topic 15 credits

Part Two

Either (120 credits from)

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

Or (At least 60 credits from)

203.870 Research Report 60 credits

203.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

203.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 203.871

203.875 Thesis 90 credits

Geography (180 credits)

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

At least 60 credits from

145.730 Applied Coastal Geomorphology 15 credits
R 145.705

145.731 Applied Fluvial Geomorphology 15 credits
R 145.705

145.732 Landslide Investigation and Management 15 credits
R 145.705

145.734 Paleoecology, Palynology and Biogeography 15 credits
R 145.704

145.735 Detecting Geomorphic Change 15 credits
R 145.702

145.736 Advanced Physical Geography Techniques 15 credits
R 145.702

233.706 Environmental Geographical Information Systems 30 credits

233.707 Environmental Remote Sensing 30 credits

233.721 Global Climate Change 15 credits
P 145.320 or 233.310 R 145.704, 233.702

Subject courses

145.707 Economic Geography 30 credits

145.710 Consumption and Place 30 credits

145.711 Foundations in Human Geography 30 credits
R 145.706

145.712 Frontiers in Human Geography 30 credits
R 145.701

145.799 Research Report (30) 30 credits

Part Two

Either (120 credits from)

145.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

145.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 145.897

145.899 Thesis 120 credits

Or (At least 60 credits from)

145.870 Research Report 60 credits

145.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

145.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 145.871

145.875 Thesis 90 credits

Horticultural Science (180 credits)

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

At least 15 credits from

119.728 Research Methods in Animal, Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences 15 credits
R 119.729, 162.760, 162.761, 162.762

119.729 Research Methods 15 credits
R 119.728, 162.760, 162.761, 162.762

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

Subject courses

119.791 Special Topic 15 credits

119.792 Special Topic 15 credits

122.703 Gene Expression 30 credits
P One of 122.303, 203.342, 203.340

171.798 Research Report MSc 30 credits

247.790 Special Topic Applied Statistics 15 credits

247.791 Special Topic in Data Analysis 15 credits

283.708 Quantitative Plant Breeding 30 credits
P One of 120.3xx, 283.305, 284.301 or 284.342 R 171.754

284.703 Vegetable Production Science 15 credits
R 171.722; 171.724; 284.701; 284.702

284.704 Fruit Production Science 15 credits
R 171.722; 171.724; 284.701; 284.702

284.741 Post-harvest Physiology 30 credits
R 171.749

285.742 Topics in Advanced Plant Protection 30 credits
P 199.310 or 283.311 or 285.301

Part Two

Either (120 credits from)

171.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

171.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 171.897

171.899 Thesis 120 credits

Or (At least 60 credits from)

171.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

171.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 171.871

171.875 Thesis 90 credits

171.887 Research Report 60 credits

Human Nutrition (180 credits)

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

151.708 Nutritional Research Methods 15 credits

151.709 Biometrics for the Animal and Nutritional Sciences 15 credits

151.718 Advanced Topics in Macronutrient Nutrition 15 credits
R 151.742

151.719 Advanced Topics in Micronutrient Nutrition 15 credits
R 151.742

Subject courses

151.704 Human Nutrition 15 credits
C 151.718 or 151.719

151.707 Food Technology/Nutrition Interface 15 credits

151.712 Special Topic 15 credits

151.713 Special Topic 30 credits

151.715 Advanced Sports Nutrition 15 credits

151.716 Advanced Nutrition and Disease 15 credits

151.717 Selected Topics in Public Health Nutrition 15 credits

Part Two (At least 90 credits from)

151.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

151.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 151.871

151.875 Thesis 90 credits

151.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

151.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 151.897

151.899 Thesis 120 credits

Mathematics (180 credits)

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

160.702 Advanced Algebra 15 credits
P 160.302

160.703 Advanced Analysis 15 credits
P 160.301

160.704 Studies in Theoretical Mathematics 15 credits
P 160.301 and 160.302

160.715 Advanced Computational Methods 15 credits
P 160.211 and 160.318

160.733 Methods of Applied Mathematics 15 credits
P 160.301 and 160.318

160.734 Studies in Applied Differential Equations 15 credits
P 160.211, 160.301, 160.318

160.737 Studies in Mathematical Physics 15 credits
P Two of 160.301, 160.302, 160.318, 124.332

160.783 Mathematics Project 30 credits

247.792 Special Topic 15 credits

247.793 Special Topic 15 credits

Part Two

Either (120 credits from)

160.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

160.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 160.897

160.899 Thesis 120 credits

Or (At least 60 credits from)

160.870 Research Report 60 credits

160.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

160.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 160.871

160.875 Thesis 90 credits

Medical Laboratory Science (135 credits)

No new enrolments

Part One (90 credits from)

Compulsory course

202.781 Current Topics in Medical Laboratory Science 30 credits

60 credits from

152.742 Health Systems Management 30 credits
R 250.742

152.743 Health Law and Policy 30 credits
R 250.743

152.746 Contemporary Issues in Health Service Management 30 credits
R 250.746

247.790 Special Topic Applied Statistics 15 credits

247.791 Special Topic in Data Analysis 15 credits

287.733 Quality Management for Medical Laboratories 30 credits
R 143.796, 287.730

Part Two

202.889 Research Project 45 credits

Microbiology (180 credits)

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

162.704 Current Topics in Microbiology 30 credits
P Two of 141.311, 162.301, 162.303, 162.304, 162.307, 162.312 or 203.300 R 162.702

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

Subject courses

122.703 Gene Expression 30 credits
P One of 122.303, 203.342, 203.340

122.704 Molecular Cell Biology 30 credits
P One of 122.322, 122.327, 123.326, 203.307, 203.340, 203.342, 162.312, 194.346

122.713 Advanced Topics in Biochemistry 15 credits
P One of 122.303, 122.322, 122.327, 123.326, 203.300, 203.307, 203.340, 203.342

162.798 Research Report 30 credits
P Two of 141.311, 162.301, 162.303, 162.304, 162.307, 162.312 or 203.300

247.712 Advanced Topics in Molecular Biology 30 credits
P One of 122.303, 122.322, 122.327, 123.326, 194.346, 203.300, 203.307, 203.340, 203.341, 203.342, 203.343

247.782 Special Topic 15 credits

247.783 Special Topic 15 credits

Part Two

Either (120 credits from)

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

Or (At least 60 credits from)

162.870 Research Report 60 credits

162.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

162.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 162.871

162.875 Thesis 90 credits

Nanoscience (180 credits)

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

An approved selection of 700-level courses from the 122, 123, 124 prefixes

Part Two

Either (120 credits from)

236.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

236.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 236.897

236.899 Thesis 120 credits

Or (At least 60 credits from)

236.870 Research Report 60 credits

236.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

236.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 236.871

236.875 Thesis 90 credits

Nutrition and Dietetics (240 credits)

Part One (150 credits from)

151.717 Selected Topics in Public Health Nutrition 15 credits

151.741 Research Methods and Statistics for Dietetics 15 credits
R 151.708, 151.709

151.742 Nutrients for Health and Disease 15 credits
R 151.718, 151.719

151.743 Foodservice Management 15 credits

151.744 Clinical Dietetics I 15 credits

151.745 Clinical Dietetics 2 15 credits
P 151.744

151.746 Communications in Dietetic Practice 15 credits

151.750 Professional Dietetic Practice 45 credits
P 151.717, 151.743, 151.744, 151.746

Part Two (90 credits from)

151.891 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

151.892 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 151.891

151.895 Thesis 90 credits

One Health (120 credits)

Part One

Compulsory courses (30 credits from)

117.731 Principles of Epidemiology 15 credits

Subject courses

117.735 Disease Surveillance Systems Design and Evaluation 15 credits

117.736 Management of Disease in Populations 15 credits

117.737 Disease Control Policy and Economic Evaluation 15 credits
P 117.736

Part Two (At least 45 credits from)

117.831 Research Report (One Health) 45 credit 45 credits
R 117.832

117.832 Research Report (One Health) 60 credit 60 credits
R 117.831

Physics (180 credits)

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

124.712 Condensed Matter Physics 15 credits
P 124.325 and one of 124.327, 124.332, 124.316

124.721 Quantum Mechanics and Group Theory 15 credits
P 124.325 and one of 124.327, 124.332, 124.316

124.722 Relativistic Quantum Mechanics and Field Theory 15 credits
P 124.325 and one of 124.327, 124.332, 124.316

124.761 Topics in Statistical Physics and Random Processes 15 credits
P 124.325 and one of 124.327, 124.332, 124.316

124.762 Chemical Physics 15 credits
P 124.325 and one of 124.327, 124.332, 124.316

124.798 Research Report 30 credits

247.782 Special Topic 15 credits

247.783 Special Topic 15 credits

Part Two

Either (120 credits from)

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

Or (At least 60 credits from)

124.870 Research Report 60 credits

124.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

124.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 124.871

124.875 Thesis 90 credits

Physiology (180 credits)

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

At least 15 credits from

119.728 Research Methods in Animal, Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences 15 credits
R 119.729, 162.760, 162.761, 162.762

119.729 Research Methods 15 credits
R 119.728, 162.760, 162.761, 162.762

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

Subject courses

194.703 Neurophysiology and Neuroendocrinology 30 credits

194.704 Reproductive Physiology 30 credits

194.705 Digestive Physiology 30 credits

194.707 Perinatal Physiology 30 credits

194.709 Conservation Endocrinology and Reproductive Biology 30 credits

194.731 Animal Welfare Science 30 credits

194.732 Advanced Cell Physiology 30 credits

194.799 Research Report 30 credits

247.782 Special Topic 15 credits

247.783 Special Topic 15 credits

Part Two

120 credits from

194.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

194.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 194.897

194.899 Thesis 120 credits

At least 60 credits from

194.870 Research Report 60 credits

194.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

194.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 194.871

Plant Biology (180 credits)

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

120.713 Advanced Topics in Plant Biology 30 credits
P 120.3xx

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

Subject courses

120.714 Botanical Evolution 15 credits
P 120.3xx R 120.711

120.715 Advanced Topics in Evolutionary Genetics 30 credits
P One of 120.3xx or 203.3xx or 196.3xx

120.798 Research Report 30 credits
P 120.3xx

122.703 Gene Expression 30 credits
P One of 122.303, 203.342, 203.340

122.704 Molecular Cell Biology 30 credits
P One of 122.322, 122.327, 123.326, 203.307, 203.340, 203.342, 162.312, 194.346

162.704 Current Topics in Microbiology 30 credits
P Two of 141.311, 162.301, 162.303, 162.304, 162.307, 162.312 or 203.300 R 162.702

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

247.712 Advanced Topics in Molecular Biology 30 credits
P One of 122.303, 122.322, 122.327, 123.326, 194.346, 203.300, 203.307, 203.340, 203.341, 203.342, 203.343

247.782 Special Topic 15 credits

247.783 Special Topic 15 credits

Part Two

Either (120 credits from)

120.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

120.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 120.897

120.899 Thesis 120 credits

Or (At least 60 credits from)

120.870 Research Report 60 credits

120.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

120.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 120.871

120.875 Thesis 90 credits

Plant Breeding (180 credits)

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

Compulsory course selection (At least 30 credits from)

119.728 Research Methods in Animal, Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences 15 credits
R 119.729, 162.760, 162.761, 162.762

151.709 Biometrics for the Animal and Nutritional Sciences 15 credits

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

Subject courses (At least 30 credits from)

120.798 Research Report 30 credits
P 120.3xx

171.798 Research Report MSc 30 credits

283.707 Molecular Plant Breeding 30 credits
P 283.708

283.708 Quantitative Plant Breeding 30 credits
P One of 120.3xx, 283.305, 284.301 or 284.342 R 171.754

Part Two

Either 120 credits from either 120.8xx or 171.8xx course prefix

120.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

120.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 120.897

120.899 Thesis 120 credits

171.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

171.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 171.897

171.899 Thesis 120 credits

Or at least 60 credits from either 120.8xx or 171.8xx course prefix

120.870 Research Report 60 credits

120.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

120.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 120.871

120.875 Thesis 90 credits

171.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

171.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 171.871

171.875 Thesis 90 credits

171.887 Research Report 60 credits

Psychology (240 credits)

Part One (120 credits from)

Compulsory course

175.738 Psychological Research: Principles of Design 15 credits

Subject courses

175.718 Postmodernism and Psychology 15 credits

175.719 Applied Criminal Psychology 15 credits

175.720 Advanced Psychology of Women 15 credits

175.721 Child and Family Therapy 15 credits

175.722 Principles of Clinical Neuropsychology 15 credits

175.724 Advanced Experimental Psychology 30 credits
P 175.203 and either 175.205 or 175.206

175.725 Advanced Social Psychology 30 credits

175.729 Psychology and Culture 15 credits

175.730 Professional Practice in Psychology 15 credits

175.732 Psychological Well-being in Organisations 15 credits

175.733 Sustainable Livelihood 15 credits

175.734 Child Clinical Neuropsychology 15 credits

175.737 Occupational Psychology 15 credits

175.739 Health Psychology: Understanding Health and Illness 15 credits

175.740 Occupational Health Psychology 15 credits

175.741 Psychological Assessment in Organisations 15 credits

175.743 Health Psychology: The Social Context 15 credits

175.744 Health Psychology: Promoting Health 15 credits

175.746 Psychological Research: Quantitative Data Analysis 15 credits

175.747 The Psychology of Sport and Exercise 15 credits

175.748 The Psychology of Organisational Change 15 credits

175.750 Qualitative Methods in Psychology 15 credits

175.751 Neuropsychological Rehabilitation 15 credits

175.761 Theory and Practice of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy 15 credits

175.781 Clinical Psychopathology 15 credits

175.782 Clinical Psychology Assessment 15 credits

175.783 Clinical Psychology Interventions 15 credits

Part Two (120 credits from)

175.894 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

175.896 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
P C 175.894

175.899 Thesis 120 credits

Psychology - Health Psychology (240 credits)

Part One (120 credits from)

Compulsory courses (30 credits from)

175.738 Psychological Research: Principles of Design 15 credits

175.749 Health Psychology Practicum 15 credits
C At least two of 175.744, 175.743 and 175.739 R 175.879

At least 30 credits from

175.739 Health Psychology: Understanding Health and Illness 15 credits

175.743 Health Psychology: The Social Context 15 credits

175.744 Health Psychology: Promoting Health 15 credits

Subject courses

150.714 Ta Te Māori Rangahau Korero: Māori Research Methodologies 30 credits

175.718 Postmodernism and Psychology 15 credits

175.719 Applied Criminal Psychology 15 credits

175.720 Advanced Psychology of Women 15 credits

175.721 Child and Family Therapy 15 credits

175.722 Principles of Clinical Neuropsychology 15 credits

175.725 Advanced Social Psychology 30 credits

175.729 Psychology and Culture 15 credits

175.730 Professional Practice in Psychology 15 credits

175.732 Psychological Well-being in Organisations 15 credits

175.733 Sustainable Livelihood 15 credits

175.734 Child Clinical Neuropsychology 15 credits

175.737 Occupational Psychology 15 credits

175.740 Occupational Health Psychology 15 credits

175.741 Psychological Assessment in Organisations 15 credits

175.746 Psychological Research: Quantitative Data Analysis 15 credits

175.747 The Psychology of Sport and Exercise 15 credits

175.748 The Psychology of Organisational Change 15 credits

175.750 Qualitative Methods in Psychology 15 credits

175.751 Neuropsychological Rehabilitation 15 credits

175.761 Theory and Practice of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy 15 credits

175.778 Principles of Social Therapy 15 credits

175.781 Clinical Psychopathology 15 credits

175.782 Clinical Psychology Assessment 15 credits

175.783 Clinical Psychology Interventions 15 credits

231.704 Māori Health 30 credits

231.705 Pacific Health 30 credits

231.706 Occupational Health 30 credits

231.707 Environmental Health 30 credits

253.750 Counselling Theory 30 credits

253.755 Culture and Counselling 30 credits

279.703 Social Policy Studies 30 credits

Part Two (120 credits from)

175.894 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

175.896 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
P C 175.894

175.899 Thesis 120 credits

Soil Science (180 credits)

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

119.710 Nutrient Management in Grazed Pasture Systems 30 credits

119.711 Nutrient Management in Arable Systems 15 credits

119.791 Special Topic 15 credits

119.792 Special Topic 15 credits

189.752 Advanced Soil Fertility 30 credits

189.753 Soil and Land Evaluation 30 credits
P 189.364

189.755 Soil and Water Pollution 30 credits
P 189.363

189.757 Advanced Soil Conservation 15 credits
P 189.252

189.758 Advanced Soil Water Management 15 credits
P 189.252

189.798 Research Report 30 credits

233.701 Advanced Pedology 30 credits
P 189.364

233.705 Volcanology and Tephrochronology 30 credits

233.706 Environmental Geographical Information Systems 30 credits

233.707 Environmental Remote Sensing 30 credits

233.708 Geochemistry 30 credits

233.721 Global Climate Change 15 credits
P 145.320 or 233.310 R 145.704, 233.702

233.722 Advanced Quaternary Geology 15 credits
P 233.310 R 233.702

Part Two

Either (120 credits from)

189.895 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

189.896 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 189.895

189.899 Thesis 120 credits

Or (At least 60 credits from)

189.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

189.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 189.871

189.875 Thesis 90 credits

189.887 Research Report 60 credits

Statistics (180 credits)

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

Compulsory course

161.705 Advanced Statistical Inference 15 credits

Subject courses

161.704 Bayesian Statistics 15 credits

161.709 Topic in Statistical Theory 15 credits

161.725 Statistical Quality Control 15 credits

161.729 Topics in Applied Statistics 15 credits

161.743 Statistical Reliability and Survival Analysis 15 credits

161.744 Statistical Genetics 15 credits

161.770 Statistical Consulting 15 credits

161.780 Statistical Analysis Project 15 credits

161.782 Statistical Analysis Project 30 credits

247.792 Special Topic 15 credits

247.793 Special Topic 15 credits

Subject courses (No more than 15 credits from)

161.762 Multivariate Analysis for Big Data 15 credits
R 161.323, 161.772

161.777 Practical Data Mining 15 credits
R 161.223 and 161.324

Part Two

Either (120 credits from)

161.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

161.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 161.897

161.899 Thesis 120 credits

Or (At least 60 credits from)

161.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

161.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 161.871

161.875 Thesis 90 credits

161.893 Research Report 60 credits

Zoology (180 credits)

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

At least 45 credits from

199.714 Animal Behaviour 30 credits
P 199.312

199.717 Entomology 30 credits
P 199.310 or 285.301

199.719 Topics in Biodiversity 15 credits
P 199.317 or 120.303 or 196.318 R 199.718

Subject courses

194.709 Conservation Endocrinology and Reproductive Biology 30 credits

199.798 Research Report 30 credits

247.782 Special Topic 15 credits

247.783 Special Topic 15 credits

Up to 30 credits at 700-level courses from the 194, 196, 232 prefixes

Part Two

Either (120 credits from)

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

Or (At least 60 credits from)

199.870 Research Report 60 credits

199.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

199.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 199.871

199.875 Thesis 90 credits

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