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Graduate Institute of Science and Management Postgraduate Diploma of Science and Technology leading to the Master of Science for Massey University

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via Global pathways

Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma



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Global Pathways to New Zealand:

Study Options

Students who successfully complete the required postgraduate courses at GISM can enrol directly into the Massey University Master of Science. Students can graduate with both Massey University qualifications after one year of successful full-time study with Massey (1 year + 1 year).

New Zealand Qualification

The Certificate in Science and Technology allows you to undertake a shorter course of study at university level than is required by a three-year bachelor’s degree or one year diploma. It is used primarily as a ‘pathway’ to help you complete subjects you need to enter another qualification. If you are already enrolled at Massey this programme also enables you to add a complementary area of study to your main degree.

The Certificate in Science and Technology is more flexible than many other similar programmes – allowing you to choose specific courses you need for prerequisites, or for interest. You can complete this course in one semester of full-time study or a longer period of part-time study.

You may have courses passed under this programme credited to a bachelor’s degree, or any “higher” undergraduate qualification provided the courses comply with the regulations of the degree in question.

Studying towards your master's 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.

Massey University’s Master of Science is a 180-credit master qualification (a 240-credit MSc is also available). The 180-credit masters offers a rigorous programme of learning, yet can be achieved in one and a half years.

Massey teaching is research-led and our academics are ranked among the best in the world. Our teaching staff are widely published and are in demand as keynote speakers on topical global issues. International visitors regularly seek out visits to our science facilities to learn more about what we do.

We work to help you succeed. Massey University offers smaller classes and more personalised learning, giving you greater access to lecturers and the help you need to succeed and thrive during your master’s study.

Your lecturers and supervisors at Massey have strong connections with the industry. We work to ensure that our teaching fits with the changing environment, which means you will emerge with a relevant qualification valued by potential employers.

Entry criteria

Successful completion of the GISM programme with a B grade average or better and IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0).

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