UniversityUniversity of Otago
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Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Jul 2023
University of Otago
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 emphasise commercialisation, workplace-based projects or independent study.
Optional papers for particular interests
The MAppSc can be completed in 12 months or in stages, providing flexibility for recent graduates and those currently employed.
Why study Applied Geology?
Applied Geology provides unique opportunities to combine theory and practice with real-world experience to make a tangible contribution to local and global challenges.
By using New Zealand as your laboratory, you can tailor your undergraduate degree to any number of future opportunities and career pathways.
You can choose to combine your applied science major with other subjects in the arts, business and sciences, and position yourself for a successful and valuable career that makes a difference to the Earth, the environment and our communities.
What will I learn?
You will learn how to apply geology in the best interests of communities, the environment and future research.
You will develop a comprehensive understanding of fundamental science, and learn how to apply your knowledge to address human issues on local and global scales.
Opportunities to work with industry partners and datasets will provide the building blocks to transfer your university learning to the workplace.
Admission 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:
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.
English language requirements