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Philosophy - Chemistry, M.Phil.

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  • 18 months
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University rank #266 (QS) Hamilton, New Zealand
Chemistry is fundamental to our understanding of all branches of science and for a wide range of industries.  A degree in Philosophy - Chemistry from the University of Waikato means you'll gain an excellent grasp of Chemistry theory, supported by a strong emphasis on practical expertise.
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Overview

Employers recognise Waikato Chemistry graduates for their analytical and problem solving skills as well as for their high-level of practical abilities – including hands-on bench and modern instrumentation skills.

A Philosophy - Chemistry qualification from the University of Waikato appeals to a wide range of employers including analytical, forensic, industrial, environmental and medical laboratories.  There is a shortage of Chemistry graduates in New Zealand and overseas and a critical shortage of qualified Chemistry teachers.

Better building materials and textiles, improved medical aids, new alloys, more productive agriculture, better environmental control and remediation – all rely on the chemical expertise you'll gain from studying at Waikato.

Career opportunities

  • Biochemist
  • Biosecurity Officer
  • Chemical Technologist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Food Technologist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Marine Studies
  • Material Science
  • Microbiologist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Master of Philosophy is a one year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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General Requirements

  • Birth certificate, passport and permits
  • Evidence of citizenship
  • Evidence of any change of name (if your name is different from that on your birth certificate)
  • A written statement in support of your application, if applicable
  • Evidence of any previous tertiary study
  • Proof that you meet the academic entry requirements (Completed International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with a minimum of 24 points)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19157 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19157 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    4020 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4020 USD per year and a duration of 18 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Fees (Domestic): NZD 6,018 per year
  • Fees (International): NZD 28,675 per year

Living costs for Hamilton

  • 1470 - 2020 NZD/month
    Living Costs

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