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Master of Science (Zoology)

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Master's Degree

Duration

1.5 years

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023

Campus

Manawatu Campus

Summary

Specialise in Zoology for your Master of Science at Massey

When you study towards the Master of Science (Zoology), you will be able to take advantage of Massey’s expertise in animal-related disciplines. We have a wide and relevant group of expertise within the university:

zoology

veterinary science

ecology

wildlife health

conservation biology

agriculture

physiology

animal science

environmental management

social sciences.

You will learn from, and research with, highly-skilled, internationally recognised and active researchers in these fields, with a huge depth of knowledge and experience. Whatever focus you’d like to have in your postgraduate study and research, there is likely to be an expert at Massey who can help you dig deeper into your area of interest.

Work across the sciences

The qualification also works across related majors within the Master of Science (MSc). For instance, if you major in zoology, you can also still take courses from across the MSc (Conservation Biology) and MSc (Ecology). This will give you an in-depth knowledge of those most closely related qualifications.

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

A Master of Science in Zoology is a good fit if you:

would like a career related to zoology and animals

would like to do an industry-relevant research project

want to study with lecturers and co-students who are passionate about zoology.

Entry criteria

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Specific requirements

To enter the Master of Science (Zoology) you will have been awarded or qualified for:

the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in the intended postgraduate subject, or equivalent, with a minimum B average in the majoring 300-level courses, or

the Bachelor of Science with Honours, in the intended MSc subject, having achieved a B grade average over the contributing courses and a B grade in an approved research methods course, or

the Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Technology in the intended MSc subject, having achieved a B grade average over the contributing courses and a B grade in an approved research methods course, or

the Postgraduate Certificate in Science and Technology in the intended MSc subject, having achieved a B grade average over the contributing courses and a B grade in an approved research methods course.

International English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS - 6.5 overall and minimum 6.0 in each band
  • TOEFL iBT – Overall score 90, minimum 20 in Writing
  • Cambridge English - C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 176. No less than 169 in each skill.
  • NCEL - Level 5
  • PTE - 58 overall and minimum 50 in each communicative skills
  • LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill or C2 Mastery IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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