Master your Science

Whether you want to change careers, progress in your current field or expand your career options, our exciting range of masters programmes will equip you with the advanced knowledge, expertise and networks to achieve your goals - for your future and our world's.

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Master of Bioscience Enterprise (MBioEnt)

120 points; full-time and part-time
You’ll learn how to translate breakthrough discoveries into high value products, strategies for commercialisation, key aspects of intellectual property law, valuation tools, and how to write a business plan. You’ll also complete a six-month industry internship, which offers a unique opportunity to put your skills into practice.

Also available: Postgraduate Diploma in Bioscience Enterprise (PGDipBioEnt) (120 points).

Master of Biotechnology (MBiotech) - New for 2022

180 points; full-time and part-time
You’ll have the option to focus your study on a specific area like genomics, proteomics, microbial biotechnology or bioinformatics or take a mix of courses that cover all these topics. You’ll also develop skills that equip you for employment in the biotechnology sector or further study.

Master of Chemistry (MChem)

180 points; full-time and part-time
Grow your expertise in analytical chemistry or materials science. This degree will offer students the possibility to further their chemistry knowledge and learn from experts in the field. The specialisations in analytical chemistry and materials science focus on real world applications of chemistry.

Master of Data Science (MDataSci)

180 or 240 points; full-time and part-time
The ability to turn data into information, knowledge and innovative products is a skill in high demand within industry. By completing a strong core of Computer Science and Statistics courses, you will gain a unique combination of skills in Data Science and be able to comprehend, process and manage data effectively to extract value from it.

Master of Ecology (MEcology) - New for 2022

180 points; full-time and part-time
Study a diverse array of expert areas, and gain knowledge in population and community ecology, global change, biosystematics, ecophysiology, ethics, socio-ecological systems and more.

Master of Engineering Geology (MEngGeol)

120 or 180 points; full-time and part-time
By focusing on the development of accurate and reliable geological ground models, you will be well equipped to work within New Zealand’s complex environment and contribute to the projected construction boom. This interfaculty programme, between the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Science, is for students who want to pursue an industry-relevant programme.

Master of Environmental Management (MEnvMgt) - New for 2022

180 points; full-time and part-time
Designed for graduates who have completed a relevant Bachelors degree (for example Arts, Business, Engineering, Planning, Science, Health or Medical Sciences), and who wish to build upon this with advanced studies in human and community engagement with environmental issues and/or the practice of environmental management. No prior study of environmental management is required.

Master of Environmental Science (MEnvSci)

180 points; full-time and part-time
With an emphasis on transdisciplinary knowledge, you will study a range of topics within the School of Environment. Areas the programme focuses on include water-use and governance, air and water quality, ecosystem ecology, environmental modelling and analysis, climate change, and resource management. Graduates will have developed the crucial conceptual and practical skills required of professional environmental scientists in research and industry.

Master of Food Science (MFoodSci) - New for 2022

180 points; full-time and part-time
The programme provides a bridge for students with an undergraduate degree in disciplines related to food science to move into the food science area. Food science graduates have a good record of employability in industry.

Master of Information Technology (MInfoTech)

120, 180 or 240 points; full-time and part-time
The depth of business enterprise and project-based learning sets the MInfoTech apart from other qualifications. During the programme, you’ll complete a 10-week internship where you’ll work on a real-world project. The programme is designed to meet the demand for industry-ready ICT professionals who possess the right mix of technological skills, critical thinking and business awareness to drive innovation in New Zealand.

Also available: Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology (PGCertIT) (60 points).

Master of Marine Conservation (MMarineCons)

180 points; full-time and part-time
The Master of Marine Conservation focuses on finding solutions to complex issues that characterise the management and conservation of the marine environment. Developed and taught in partnership with Conservation International (CI) the MMarineCons provides essential skills for people looking for careers in MPA (marine protected area) research and management, and marine conservation more generally.

Master of Marine Studies (MMarineSt)

180 points; full-time
The Master of Marine Studies is an advanced programme that will particularly appeal to students who have completed an undergraduate degree in marine-related subjects. Learn about cross-disciplinary approaches to marine science, and develop your practical skills in research design, environmental management and field techniques.

Master of Mathematical Modelling (MMathModel) - New for 2022

120 or 180 points; full-time and part-time
At present, mathematical modelling is enjoying a high degree of public awareness, with real-world applications such as COVID-19 and climate modelling frequently appearing in the news. Students will be exposed to a broad range of realistic modelling techniques and gain expertise in advanced computational tools along with fundamental knowledge of the underlying theoretical principles and assumptions.

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Master of Organisational Psychology (MOrgPsych)

180 points; full-time
Gain unique abilities, skills and knowledge to be highly competitive in the professional world of organisational psychology through a combination of research and taught courses. You’ll focus on applying the principles of individual, group and organisational behaviour to the solution of problems at work. As an MOrgPsych graduate you’ll be well-prepared for work in industry, consulting and government, and to pursue an academic pathway toward a PhD.

Master of Physiotherapy Practice (MPhysioPrac) - New for 2022

240 points; full-time
This graduate-entry masters programme will prepare you for a career in physiotherapy. You’ll develop strong clinical and critical reasoning from evidence-based, research-informed, contemporary and culturally responsive content. Assessment is practice-oriented, using case-based, student-centred and active learning methods. Through a combination of online and face-to-face learning, and clinical placements, you will be well-placed to become a leader of the future for the physiotherapy profession.

Master of Speech Language Therapy Practice (MSLTPrac)

240 points; full-time
Are you a graduate from a related field such as psychology, linguistics, health sciences or education? The MSLTPrac is designed to provide you with the necessary specialist skills and experience to practise as a Speech Language Therapist in New Zealand and overseas. You will study a range of subject areas including anatomy, physiology, linguistics and acoustics, and learn to apply theory to clinical practice.

Master of Wine Science (MWineSci)

180 points; full-time
Learn practical and scientific skills in viticulture, winemaking, sensory evaluation, wine chemistry and microbiology while understanding the fundamental principles of the business of winemaking. The first year of study takes place at the Goldwater Wine Science Centre on Waiheke Island.