Science (Research)

Auckland University of Technology

24 months
23734 USD/year
5603 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Science (Research) programme of Auckland University of Technology is a great opportunity to gain advanced research skills and explore an area within science through the one-year research thesis.


During the Science (Research) programme of Auckland University of Technology students will study in a friendly, professional environment and can choose the generic Master of Science (Research) or select one of: Applied Conservation, Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Food Science, Geospatial Science, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics.

In the second year, you focus on your thesis (120 points), gaining advanced skills in critical analysis and expertise in research methods, communication, analysis and evaluation. The thesis is your opportunity to research an area of your interest, working closely with your supervisor.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Scientific Research and Communication
  • Biological Inorganic Chemistry
  • Molecular Spectroscopy
  • International Conservation Biology
  • Applied New Zealand Conservation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
National deadlines:
  • First semester: 2 December
  • Second semester: 1 May




240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • One of the following (or equivalent) with a B grade average in papers at level 7: Bachelor of Science OR Graduate Diploma in Science
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23734 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23734 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5603 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5603 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • Domestic: 8,711 NZD per year
  • International: 36,895 NZD per year


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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