The Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) is a 180-point, coursework postgraduate degree. A candidate would normally be a graduate but the degree is also open to those with other relevant qualifications.
The MAppSc is designed for students who wish to pursue an interdisciplinary programme of study underpinned by science that delivers versatile skills relevant to multiple end-users. Optional paths are available that enphasize commercialisation, workplace-based projects or independent study.
The MAppSc can be completed in 12 months or in stages, providing flexibility for recent graduates and those currently employed.
The whole purpose of the Applied Science programme is to provide employer facing skills that will prepare you for an exciting career.
It may be a career that hasn't been devised yet - that's the nature of technology and scientific development at this time in history!
Key to selling yourself to prospective employers is being able to clearly articulate the skills you have. Our Graduate Attributes for the Applied Science degrees are the skills that we strive to bring out in you, skills that employers are seeking.
The Applied Science Graduate attributes are:
Six approved papers from:
BIOC 461, BIOC 462, BIOC 463, BIOC 464, GENE 411, GENE 412, MICR 461, MICR 462, MICR 463, MICR 464, PLBI 401;
one further approved paper at 400-level;
Admission to the ProgrammeAdmission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences).Every applicant shall have fulfilled one of the following conditions:be a graduate and have achieved an average grade of at least B in the relevant 300-level papers;have obtained a Postgraduate Certificate or a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science with an average grade of at least B;have equivalent alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences).In considering an applicant's qualifications, regard will be had to the detail of the course of study followed to gain the qualification, as well as the applicant's performance in the programme.
University of Otago Coursework Master's Scholarship
The University of Otago Coursework Master's Scholarship provides funding to support course work-based Master's students studying at the University of Otago.
Applicants must be:
- obtaining their first Otago Coursework Master's qualification
- domestic students or international students
- undertaking a papers based thesis*
* Coursework Masters Scholarships are not available for the papers year of a two-year research Masters degree.
Selection is based predominantly on academic merit and the applicants potential for research.