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Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #287 (QS) Auckland, New Zealand| Online
Gain the knowledge and skills for a more in-depth understanding of an area of scientific study.The Science programme is offered by the Massey University. 


The Science programme is offered by the Massey University.

Studying towards your masters is a challenging and satisfying postgraduate experience.

Massey University’s Master of Science will give you the knowledge and skills you need to gain a more in-depth understanding of an area of scientific study and advance your career.

When you graduate with a Master of Science you will have learned how to work at a high level of academic achievement, work to deadlines under pressure and communicate effectively.

Programme Structure

Master of Science 180 credit

These options are for students who want to pursue postgraduate study and research in a specific field. The 240 credit option may allow for a more extensive research project than the 180 credit master programme.

Master of Science 120 credit

The Master of Science (by thesis only) is a 120 credit qualification for students who have completed the BSc (Hons) or PGDipSc. It consists of a thesis to the value of 120 credits.

For more information please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180/240 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

Admission to the Degree of Master of Science requires that the candidate will have:

  • been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Science with a major in the intended postgraduate subject, or an equivalent qualification; and
  • achieved a B grade average over the 300-level majoring courses of the qualification(s) considered for admission, or equivalent;
or will have:
  • been awarded or qualified for either the Bachelor of Science with Honours or the Postgraduate Diploma in Science in the intended MSc subject, having achieved a B grade average over the contributing courses.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35070 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    7185 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7185 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Auckland

  • 1400 - 2200 NZD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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