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Master of Science (Mathematics)

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Level of Study

Master's Degree


1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


Auckland Campus


Specialise in Mathematics for your Master of Science at Massey

Massey University’s Master of Science with a major in Mathematics is a prestigious qualification for those who are interested in progressing to further, in-depth research. This postgraduate qualification will also give you a career advantage.

Join some of New Zealand’s leading mathematicians to develop your mathematics expertise to a higher level.

Gain a deeper understanding

The Master of Science (Mathematics) will extend your studies of mathematics from your undergraduate degree. You'll gain a deeper understanding of the mathematics you encountered there, as well as learn about new and exciting areas of mathematics. You'll work closely with your lecturers and fellow students in small classes.

Once you have successfully completed the prerequisites, you will work full-time on a one to two-semester research project. The project will be your chance to delve even deeper into a topic of your choosing, and perhaps even make your own original contribution to this body of knowledge. It'll be a challenge - but it'll be worth it.

Mathematics. It's what makes everything work.

From securing sensitive communications using cryptography to calculating the orbit of a satellite, mathematics is the most fundamental of the tools we use to comprehend and shape the world around us. Some have even called it the "language of the universe". Be that as it may, at heart it's still a product of human creativity and ingenuity. And, there's still plenty left to be discovered and invented.

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

enjoy thinking logically and analytically, and exercising your creativity

enjoy problem solving, and the satisfaction of that "aha!" moment when you see the solution

are interested in going on to more in-depth research, such as a PhD.

Entry criteria

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

Specific requirements

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

the Bachelor of Science with Honours in Mathematics, having achieved a B grade average over the contributing courses, or

the Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Technology in Mathematics, having achieved a B grade average over the contributing courses.

You must submit an approved research supervision plan with your application. This means you need to secure the agreement of a suitable supervisor for your agreed research topic.

You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

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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