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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Master of Science
MSc

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Degree of Master of Science requires that the candidate will have:

(a) been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Science with a major in the intended postgraduate subject, or equivalent; and

(b) achieved at least a B grade average over the 300 level majoring courses of the qualification(s) considered for admission, or equivalent;

or will have:

(c) been awarded or qualified for either the Bachelor of Science with Honours or the Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Technology in the intended MSc subject, or equivalent, having achieved at least a B grade average over the contributing courses and at least a B grade in an approved research methods course or equivalent; or

(d) been awarded or qualified for the Postgraduate Certificate in Science and Technology comprising courses in the intended MSc subject, or equivalent, having achieved at least a B grade average over the contributing courses and at least a B grade in an approved research methods course or equivalent.

2. In all cases the candidate will be required to meet the University admission requirements as specified and to have an approved research supervision plan.

3. Admission to the Degree of Master of Science (Nutrition and Dietetics) requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the requirements of Regulation 1; and

(b) meet all the requirements as defined by the New Zealand Dietitians Board for registration as an Entry-level Dietitian, in terms of good character and fitness to be a dietitian; and

(c) be selected into the programme conditional upon the availability of approved clinical placements.

4. Notwithstanding Regulation 1 (c), admission to Part Two of the Degree of Master of Science (Psychology) requires that the candidate will have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Science with Honours or the Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Technology with an endorsement in Psychology, or an equivalent qualification, having achieved at least a B+ grade average over the contributing courses.

5. Notwithstanding Regulation 1 (c), admission to the Degree of Master of Science (Psychology – Health Psychology) requires that the candidate will have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Science with a major in Psychology, having achieved at least a B+ grade average over the 300 level majoring courses of the qualification(s) considered for admission, or equivalent; or will have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Science with Honours or the Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Technology with an endorsement in Psychology, or an equivalent qualification, having achieved at least a B+ grade average over the contributing courses.

6. Notwithstanding regulation 1, admission to the Degree of Master of Science (Mathematics) requires that the candidate will have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Science with Honours or the Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Technology with an endorsement in Mathematics, or equivalent, having achieved at least a B grade average over the contributing courses.

7. Notwithstanding regulation 1, admission to the Degree of Master of Science (Statistics) requires that the candidate will have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Science with Honours or the Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Technology with an endorsement in Statistics, or equivalent, having achieved at least a B grade average over the contributing courses.

Qualification Requirements

8. Candidates for the Degree of Master of Science shall follow a parts-based programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 180 credits, comprising:

(a) Part One and Part Two as defined by the Schedule to the Degree;

(b) completion of a Subject.

9. Notwithstanding Regulation 8, the programme of study for candidates admitted to the Mathematics or Statistics subject will consist of a thesis totalling at least 120 credits as included in the Schedule to the degree.

10. Notwithstanding Regulations 1(c) and 1(d), and at the discretion of Academic Board, candidates may be required to complete a research methods course, should their entry qualification be deficient in research methods.

11. Notwithstanding Regulation 8, candidates admitted under Regulations 1(c), 1(d), 4 or 5 may apply for credit towards Part One of the qualification in accordance with the limits specified in the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations.

Specialisations

12. Except as provided under Regulation 9, candidates must complete a subject by passing at least 180 credits in a subject including:

(a) a thesis of at least 90 credits (Thesis Pathway) or a research report of at least 60 credits (Coursework Pathway);

(b) at least 60 credits at 700 level, including, where identified in the Schedule to the Degree, a Research Methods course and any compulsory courses. The requirements for each subject are set out in the Schedule for the Qualification.

13. Notwithstanding Regulation 12, candidates may complete the subject Nutrition and Dietetics by passing 240 credits in that subject including:

(a) a thesis of at least 90 credits;

(b) 150 credits at 700 level, including where identified in the Schedule to the Degree, any compulsory courses.

14. Notwithstanding Regulation 12, candidates may complete the subject Psychology by passing at least 240 credits in that subject including:

(a) a thesis of at least 120 credits;

(b) 120 credits at 700 level, including where identified in the Schedule to the Degree, any compulsory courses.

15. Notwithstanding Regulation 12, candidates may complete the subject Mathematics or Statistics by passing a thesis of at least 120 credits in that subject as identified in the Schedule to the Degree.

16. Subjects available are: Agricultural Science, Animal Science, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Conservation Biology, Earth Science, Ecology, Horticultural Science, Human Nutrition, Mathematics, Nutrition and Dietetics, Plant Breeding, Psychology, Statistics and Zoology.

17. Notwithstanding Regulation 16, the following subjects are available under Transitional Provisions: Biochemistry, Computer Science, Exercise and Sport Science, Genetics, Geography, Microbiology, Nanoscience, Physics, Physiology, Plant Biology, Soil Science.

Student Progression

18. In cases of sufficient merit, the Degree of Master of Science may be awarded with a class of Honours, or with Distinction or Merit, in accordance with the provisions specified in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

19. For the Coursework Pathway, progression to Part Two of the Degree of Master of Science requires that candidates will have achieved at least a B grade average over the Part One courses including at least a B grade for the research methods course.

20. For the Thesis Pathway, progression to Part Two of the Degree of Master of Science requires that candidates will have achieved at least a B grade average over the first 60 credits of Part One courses including at least a B grade for the research methods course.

21. Notwithstanding Regulation 19, progression to Part Two of the Degree of Master of Science (Psychology) and the Degree of Master of Science (Health Psychology) requires that candidates will have achieved at least a B+ grade average over the Part One courses.

Completion Requirements

22. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

23. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification, and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Science and Technology or the Postgraduate Certificate in Science and Technology should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

24. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

25. Subject to any Maximum Time to Completion regulations and the Abandonment of Study provisions specified in the Part I regulations to the degree, candidates enrolled in the Master of Science prior to 1 January 2022 may satisfy admission and progression requirements in place in the 2021 Calendar. Such candidates may substitute a course or courses already completed towards the qualification for a course or courses at the same level and credit value within the Schedule for the degree.

26. Subject to any Maximum Time to Completion regulations and the Abandonment of Study provisions specified in the Part I regulations to the degree, candidates enrolled in the Master of Science prior to 1 January 2022 in either the Mathematics or the Statistics subject may satisfy the credit requirements in place in the 2021 regulations by either:

(a) completing 160.870, or 160.875 (or 160.871 and 160.872) or 160.899 (or 160.897 and 160.898) and between 60 and 120 credits as defined by Part One of the Master of Science (Mathematics) schedule within the 2021 Calendar; or

(b) completing 161.893, or 161.875 (or 161.871 and 161.872) or 161.899 (or 161.897 or 161.898) and between 60 and 120 credits as defined by Part One of the Master of Science (Statistics) schedule within the 2021 Calendar.

27. These transitions arrangements expire 31 December 2025.

Schedule for the Master of Science

Subjects

Agricultural Science (180 credits)

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

At least 15 credits from

119.728 Research Methods in Animal, Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences 15 credits
R 119729, 162760, 162761, 162762

119.729 Research Methods 15 credits
R 119728, 162760, 162761, 162762

162.760 Research Methods and Communication in the Biosciences 30 credits
R 162761, 162762, 119728, 119729

Subject courses

At least 30 credits at 700 level from the 117, 119, 189, 283, 285, 286 prefixes

Part Two (At least 60 credits from)

Option A: Animal Science

117.873 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 (30 credits) 30 credits
R 117871, 117872

117.874 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 (60 credits) 60 credits
C 117873 R 117871, 117872

117.875 Thesis 90 credits

117.887 Research Report 60 credits

117.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

117.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 117897

117.899 Thesis 120 credits

Option B: Agriculture/Horticulture Plants

171.873 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 (30 credits) 30 credits
R 171871, 171872

171.874 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 (60 credits) 60 credits
C 171873 R 171871, 171872

171.875 Thesis 90 credits

171.887 Research Report 60 credits

171.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

171.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 171897

171.899 Thesis 120 credits

Option C: Soil Science

189.873 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 (30 credits) 30 credits
R 189871, 189872

189.874 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 (60 credits) 60 credits
C 189873 R 189871, 189872

189.875 Thesis 90 credits

189.887 Research Report 60 credits

189.895 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

189.896 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 189895

189.899 Thesis 120 credits

Animal Science (180 credits)

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

Compulsory courses (30 credits from)

117.709 Biometrics for the Animal and Nutritional Sciences 15 credits
R 151709

119.728 Research Methods in Animal, Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences 15 credits
R 119729, 162760, 162761, 162762

At least 30 credits from

117.710 Reproduction, Lactation and Fertility 15 credits
R 117767, 117769

117.711 Nutrition, Growth and Meat Science 15 credits
R 117761, 117762, 117764

117.765 Genetics and Breeding 15 credits
P 117345

117.768 Metabolism and Endocrinology 15 credits
P 117348

Subject courses

Courses at 700 level from the 117, 122, 194, 199, 283 prefixes

Part Two

Either (120 credits from)

117.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

117.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 117897

117.899 Thesis 120 credits

Or (At least 60 credits from)

117.873 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 (30 credits) 30 credits
R 117871, 117872

117.874 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 (60 credits) 60 credits
C 117873 R 117871, 117872

117.875 Thesis 90 credits

117.887 Research Report 60 credits

Biochemistry (180 credits)

No new enrolments

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

Compulsory course selection (At least 60 credits from)

122.703 Gene Expression 30 credits
P One of 122303, 203342, 203340

122.704 Molecular Cell Biology 30 credits
P One of 122322, 122327, 123326, 203307, 203340, 203342, 162312, 194346

247.712 Advanced Topics in Molecular Biology 30 credits
P One of 122303, 122322, 122327, 123326, 194346, 203300, 203307, 203340, 203341, 203342, 203343

Subject courses

122.713 Advanced Topics in Biochemistry 15 credits
P One of 122303, 122322, 122327, 123326, 203300, 203307, 203340, 203342

122.798 Research Report 30 credits
P Two of 122322, 122327, 122303, 203340, 203341, 203342, 203343

162.760 Research Methods and Communication in the Biosciences 30 credits
R 162761, 162762, 119728, 119729

247.782 Special Topic 15 credits

247.783 Special Topic 15 credits

Part Two

Either (120 credits from)

122.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

122.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 122897

122.899 Thesis 120 credits

Or (At least 60 credits from)

122.870 Research Report 60 credits

122.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

122.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 122871

122.875 Thesis 90 credits

Biological Sciences (180 credits)

Part One (60 credits from)

Compulsory course (30 credits from)

162.760 Research Methods and Communication in the Biosciences 30 credits
R 162761, 162762, 119728, 119729

Subject courses (30 credits from)

700 level from 120, 122, 162, 194, 196, 199, 203, 232, 247 prefixes

Part Two (120 credits from)

Thesis of 120 credits (XXX.899, or XXX.897 and XXX.898) from one of 120, 122, 162, 194, 196, 199, 203, 232 prefixes

Chemistry (180 credits)

Part One (60 credits from)

Compulsory courses

123.711 Research Methods in Chemistry and Nanoscience 30 credits

123.713 Advanced Chemical Synthesis 30 credits

Part Two (120 credits from)

123.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

123.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 123897

123.899 Thesis 120 credits

Computer Science (180 credits)

No new enrolments

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

159.702 Knowledge Engineering 15 credits

159.703 Advanced Computer Systems 15 credits

159.704 Systems Programming 15 credits

159.707 Advanced Software Design and Construction 15 credits

159.709 Computer Graphics 15 credits

159.710 User Interface Design 15 credits

159.731 Studies in Computer Vision 15 credits

159.732 Studies in Computer Programming 15 credits

159.735 Studies in Parallel and Distributed Systems 15 credits

159.736 Studies in Operating Systems and Architecture 15 credits

159.737 Studies in Compilers and Grammars 15 credits

159.738 Special Topic 15 credits

159.739 Special Topic 15 credits

159.740 Studies in Intelligent Systems 15 credits

159.794 Project 15 credits

159.795 Project 15 credits

Part Two

Either (120 credits from)

159.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

159.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 159897

159.899 Thesis 120 credits

Or (At least 60 credits from)

159.870 Research Report 60 credits

159.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

159.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 159871

159.875 Thesis 90 credits

Conservation Biology (180 credits)

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

232.701 Conservation Biology 30 credits
R 196719

232.703 Wildlife Management 30 credits
C 232701 or 196713 R 199715

Subject courses

145.739 GIS Principles and Applications 30 credits
R 132738

158.740 Location Systems: Spatial Databases, Tools and Applications 15 credits

158.741 Location Data: Mapping, Analysis and Visualisation 15 credits

161.731 Biostatistics for Researchers 15 credits
R 161331

161.762 Multivariate Analysis for Big Data 15 credits
R 161323, 161772

188.764 Advanced Environmental Management I 15 credits
R 188763

188.765 Advanced Environmental Management II 15 credits
R 188763

199.714 Animal Behaviour 30 credits
P 199312

235.701 Māori Values and Resource Management 15 credits
R 188704

Part Two

Either (120 credits from)

232.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

232.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 232897

232.899 Thesis 120 credits

Or (90 credits from)

232.873 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 (30 credits) 30 credits
R 232871, 232872

232.874 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 (60 credits) 60 credits
C 232873 R 232871, 232872

232.875 Thesis 90 credits

Earth Science (180 credits)

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

15 credits from

119.728 Research Methods in Animal, Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences 15 credits
R 119729, 162760, 162761, 162762

119.729 Research Methods 15 credits
R 119728, 162760, 162761, 162762

Subject courses

At least 45 credits from

233.712 Environmental Geographic Information Systems 15 credits
R 233706

233.713 Environmental Remote Sensing 15 credits
R 233707

233.714 Advanced Geoscience Techniques 15 credits

233.715 Environmental and Geological Hazards 15 credits

No more than 15 credits from

158.740 Location Systems: Spatial Databases, Tools and Applications 15 credits

158.741 Location Data: Mapping, Analysis and Visualisation 15 credits

700 level from 119, 188, or 189 prefix

Part Two

Either (120 credits from)

233.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

233.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 233897

233.899 Thesis 120 credits

Or (90 credits from)

233.873 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 (30 credits) 30 credits
R 233871, 233872

233.874 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 (60 credits) 60 credits
C 233873 R 233871, 233872

233.875 Thesis 90 credits

Ecology (180 credits)

Part One (60 credits from)

162.760 Research Methods and Communication in the Biosciences 30 credits
R 162761, 162762, 119728, 119729

196.713 Ecology 30 credits
P 1963xx or 1993xx

Part Two (120 credits from)

196.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

196.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 196897

196.899 Thesis 120 credits

Exercise and Sport Science (180 credits)

No new enrolments

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

15 credits from

117.709 Biometrics for the Animal and Nutritional Sciences 15 credits
R 151709

119.728 Research Methods in Animal, Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences 15 credits
R 119729, 162760, 162761, 162762

119.729 Research Methods 15 credits
R 119728, 162760, 162761, 162762

Subject courses

234.724 Research Seminar in Sport and Exercise 15 credits

234.725 Athletic Conditioning 30 credits
R 234716

234.726 Exercise and Sport Science 30 credits
R 234720, 234721, 234722, 234723

234.727 Physical Activity for Compromised Health 30 credits
R 234717, 234718, 234719

234.799 Research Report 30 credits

Part Two

Either (120 credits from)

234.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

234.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 234897

Or (At least 60 credits from)

234.870 Research Report 60 credits

234.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

234.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 234871

Genetics (180 credits)

No new enrolments

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

Compulsory course selection (At least 60 credits from)

122.703 Gene Expression 30 credits
P One of 122303, 203342, 203340

203.762 Genetic Analysis 30 credits
P One of 122303, 203300, 203305, 203307, 203340, 203341, 203342, 203343

247.712 Advanced Topics in Molecular Biology 30 credits
P One of 122303, 122322, 122327, 123326, 194346, 203300, 203307, 203340, 203341, 203342, 203343

Subject courses

120.715 Advanced Topics in Evolutionary Genetics 30 credits
P One of 1203xx or 2033xx or 1963xx

122.713 Advanced Topics in Biochemistry 15 credits
P One of 122303, 122322, 122327, 123326, 203300, 203307, 203340, 203342

161.744 Statistical Genetics 15 credits

162.760 Research Methods and Communication in the Biosciences 30 credits
R 162761, 162762, 119728, 119729

162.761 Research Methods and Written Communication in Biosciences 15 credits
R 162760, 119728, 119729

162.762 Grant Writing and Oral Communication in Biosciences 15 credits
R 162760 119728, 119729

203.798 Research Report 30 credits
P Two of 122303, 203300, 203305, 203307, 203328, 203340, 203341, 203342, 203343

247.782 Special Topic 15 credits

247.783 Special Topic 15 credits

Part Two

Either (120 credits from)

203.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

203.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 203897

203.899 Thesis 120 credits

Or (At least 60 credits from)

203.870 Research Report 60 credits

203.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

203.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 203871

203.875 Thesis 90 credits

Geography (180 credits)

No new enrolments

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

At least 60 credits from

145.730 Applied Coastal Geomorphology 15 credits
R 145705

145.731 Applied Fluvial Geomorphology 15 credits
R 145705

145.732 Landslide Investigation and Management 15 credits
R 145705

145.734 Paleoecology, Palynology and Biogeography 15 credits
R 145704

145.735 Detecting Geomorphic Change 15 credits
R 145702

145.736 Advanced Physical Geography Techniques 15 credits
R 145702

233.706 Environmental Geographical Information Systems 30 credits

233.707 Environmental Remote Sensing 30 credits

233.721 Global Climate Change 15 credits
P 145320 or 233310 R 145704, 233702

Subject courses

145.707 Economic Geography 30 credits

145.710 Consumption and Place 30 credits

145.711 Foundations in Human Geography 30 credits
R 145706

145.712 Frontiers in Human Geography 30 credits
R 145701

145.799 Research Report (30) 30 credits

Part Two

Either (120 credits from)

145.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

145.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 145897

145.899 Thesis 120 credits

Or (At least 60 credits from)

145.870 Research Report 60 credits

145.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

145.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 145871

145.875 Thesis 90 credits

Horticultural Science (180 credits)

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

At least 15 credits from

119.728 Research Methods in Animal, Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences 15 credits
R 119729, 162760, 162761, 162762

119.729 Research Methods 15 credits
R 119728, 162760, 162761, 162762

162.760 Research Methods and Communication in the Biosciences 30 credits
R 162761, 162762, 119728, 119729

Subject courses

283.708 Quantitative Plant Breeding 30 credits
P One of 1203xx, 283305, 284301 or 284342 R 171754

284.703 Vegetable Production Science 15 credits
R 171722; 171724; 284701; 284702

284.704 Fruit Production Science 15 credits
R 171722; 171724; 284701; 284702

284.741 Post-harvest Physiology 30 credits
R 171749

285.742 Topics in Advanced Plant Protection 30 credits
P 199310 or 283311 or 285301

Part Two

Either (120 credits from)

171.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

171.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 171897

171.899 Thesis 120 credits

Or (At least 60 credits from)

171.873 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 (30 credits) 30 credits
R 171871, 171872

171.874 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 (60 credits) 60 credits
C 171873 R 171871, 171872

171.875 Thesis 90 credits

171.887 Research Report 60 credits

Human Nutrition (180 credits)

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

Compulsory courses (45 credits from)

151.704 Human Nutrition 15 credits

151.717 Selected Topics in Public Health Nutrition 15 credits

151.741 Research Methods and Statistics for Dietetics 15 credits
R 151708, 151709, 117709

Subject courses

231.705 Pacific Health 30 credits

231.726 Health Systems and Policy 15 credits
R 231701

231.728 Public Health Practice 15 credits

231.733 Big Public Health Issues 15 credits

250.703 Health Communication 15 credits

Part Two (At least 90 credits from)

151.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

151.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 151871

151.875 Thesis 90 credits

151.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

151.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 151897

151.899 Thesis 120 credits

Mathematics (180 credits)

No new enrolments

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

160.702 Advanced Algebra 15 credits
P 160302

160.703 Advanced Analysis 15 credits
P 160301

160.704 Studies in Theoretical Mathematics 15 credits
P 160301 and 160302

160.715 Advanced Computational Methods 15 credits
P 160211 and 160318

160.733 Methods of Applied Mathematics 15 credits
P 160301 and 160318

160.734 Studies in Applied Differential Equations 15 credits
P 160211, 160301, 160318

160.737 Studies in Mathematical Physics 15 credits
P Two of 160301, 160302, 160318, 124332

160.783 Mathematics Project 30 credits

247.792 Special Topic 15 credits

247.793 Special Topic 15 credits

Part Two

Either (120 credits from)

160.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

160.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 160897

160.899 Thesis 120 credits

Or (At least 60 credits from)

160.870 Research Report 60 credits

160.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

160.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 160871

160.875 Thesis 90 credits

Microbiology (180 credits)

No new enrolments

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

162.704 Current Topics in Microbiology 30 credits
P Two of 141311, 162301, 162303, 162304, 162307, 162312 or 203300 R 162702

162.760 Research Methods and Communication in the Biosciences 30 credits
R 162761, 162762, 119728, 119729

Subject courses

122.703 Gene Expression 30 credits
P One of 122303, 203342, 203340

122.704 Molecular Cell Biology 30 credits
P One of 122322, 122327, 123326, 203307, 203340, 203342, 162312, 194346

122.713 Advanced Topics in Biochemistry 15 credits
P One of 122303, 122322, 122327, 123326, 203300, 203307, 203340, 203342

162.798 Research Report 30 credits
P Two of 141311, 162301, 162303, 162304, 162307, 162312 or 203300

247.712 Advanced Topics in Molecular Biology 30 credits
P One of 122303, 122322, 122327, 123326, 194346, 203300, 203307, 203340, 203341, 203342, 203343

247.782 Special Topic 15 credits

247.783 Special Topic 15 credits

Part Two

Either (120 credits from)

162.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

162.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 162897

162.899 Thesis 120 credits

Or (At least 60 credits from)

162.870 Research Report 60 credits

162.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

162.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 162871

162.875 Thesis 90 credits

Nanoscience (180 credits)

No new enrolments

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

An approved selection of 700-level courses from the 122, 123, 124 prefixes

Part Two

Either (120 credits from)

236.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

236.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 236897

236.899 Thesis 120 credits

Or (At least 60 credits from)

236.870 Research Report 60 credits

236.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

236.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 236871

236.875 Thesis 90 credits

Nutrition and Dietetics (240 credits)

Part One (105 credits from)

151.717 Selected Topics in Public Health Nutrition 15 credits

151.741 Research Methods and Statistics for Dietetics 15 credits
R 151708, 151709, 117709

151.742 Nutrients for Health and Disease 15 credits
R 151718, 151719

151.743 Foodservice Management 15 credits

151.744 Medical Nutrition Therapy 1 15 credits

151.745 Medical Nutrition Therapy 2 15 credits
P 151744

151.746 Communications in Dietetic Practice 15 credits

Part Two (135 credits from)

151.750 Professional Dietetic Practice 45 credits
P 151717, 151743, 151744, 151746

151.891 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

151.892 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 151891

151.895 Thesis 90 credits

Physics (180 credits)

No new enrolments

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

124.712 Condensed Matter Physics 15 credits
P 124325 and one of 124327, 124332, 124316

124.721 Quantum Mechanics and Group Theory 15 credits
P 124325 and one of 124327, 124332, 124316

124.722 Relativistic Quantum Mechanics and Field Theory 15 credits
P 124325 and one of 124327, 124332, 124316

124.761 Topics in Statistical Physics and Random Processes 15 credits
P 124325 and one of 124327, 124332, 124316

124.762 Chemical Physics 15 credits
P 124325 and one of 124327, 124332, 124316

124.798 Research Report 30 credits

247.782 Special Topic 15 credits

247.783 Special Topic 15 credits

Part Two

Either (120 credits from)

124.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

124.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 124897

124.899 Thesis 120 credits

Or (At least 60 credits from)

124.870 Research Report 60 credits

124.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

124.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 124871

124.875 Thesis 90 credits

Physiology (180 credits)

No new enrolments

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

At least 15 credits from

119.728 Research Methods in Animal, Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences 15 credits
R 119729, 162760, 162761, 162762

119.729 Research Methods 15 credits
R 119728, 162760, 162761, 162762

162.760 Research Methods and Communication in the Biosciences 30 credits
R 162761, 162762, 119728, 119729

Subject courses

194.703 Neurophysiology and Neuroendocrinology 30 credits

194.704 Reproductive Physiology 30 credits

194.705 Digestive Physiology 30 credits

194.707 Perinatal Physiology 30 credits

194.709 Conservation Endocrinology and Reproductive Biology 30 credits

194.731 Animal Welfare Science 30 credits

194.732 Advanced Cell Physiology 30 credits

194.799 Research Report 30 credits

247.782 Special Topic 15 credits

247.783 Special Topic 15 credits

Part Two

120 credits from

194.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

194.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 194897

194.899 Thesis 120 credits

At least 60 credits from

194.870 Research Report 60 credits

194.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

194.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 194871

Plant Biology (180 credits)

No new enrolments

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

120.713 Advanced Topics in Plant Biology 30 credits
P 1203xx

162.760 Research Methods and Communication in the Biosciences 30 credits
R 162761, 162762, 119728, 119729

Subject courses

120.714 Botanical Evolution 15 credits
P 1203xx R 120711

120.715 Advanced Topics in Evolutionary Genetics 30 credits
P One of 1203xx or 2033xx or 1963xx

120.798 Research Report 30 credits
P 1203xx

122.703 Gene Expression 30 credits
P One of 122303, 203342, 203340

122.704 Molecular Cell Biology 30 credits
P One of 122322, 122327, 123326, 203307, 203340, 203342, 162312, 194346

162.704 Current Topics in Microbiology 30 credits
P Two of 141311, 162301, 162303, 162304, 162307, 162312 or 203300 R 162702

203.762 Genetic Analysis 30 credits
P One of 122303, 203300, 203305, 203307, 203340, 203341, 203342, 203343

247.712 Advanced Topics in Molecular Biology 30 credits
P One of 122303, 122322, 122327, 123326, 194346, 203300, 203307, 203340, 203341, 203342, 203343

247.782 Special Topic 15 credits

247.783 Special Topic 15 credits

Part Two

Either (120 credits from)

120.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

120.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 120897

120.899 Thesis 120 credits

Or (At least 60 credits from)

120.870 Research Report 60 credits

120.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

120.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 120871

120.875 Thesis 90 credits

Plant Breeding (180 credits)

Part One (90 credits from)

Compulsory course selection (At least 15 credits from)

119.728 Research Methods in Animal, Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences 15 credits
R 119729, 162760, 162761, 162762

162.760 Research Methods and Communication in the Biosciences 30 credits
R 162761, 162762, 119728, 119729

Compulsory courses (60 credits from)

283.707 Molecular Plant Breeding 30 credits
P 283708

283.708 Quantitative Plant Breeding 30 credits
P One of 1203xx, 283305, 284301 or 284342 R 171754

Subject courses

Courses at 700 level from the 120, 283 or 284 prefix

Part Two

90 credits from either 120.8xx or 171.8xx course prefix

120.873 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 (30 credits) 30 credits
R 120871, 120872

120.874 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 (60 credits) 60 credits
C 120873 R 120871, 120872

120.875 Thesis 90 credits

171.873 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 (30 credits) 30 credits
R 171871, 171872

171.874 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 (60 credits) 60 credits
C 171873 R 171871, 171872

171.875 Thesis 90 credits

Psychology (240 credits)

Part One (120 credits from)

Compulsory course

175.738 Psychological Research: Principles of Design 15 credits

Subject courses

175.718 Postmodernism and Psychology 15 credits

175.719 Applied Criminal Psychology 15 credits

175.720 Advanced Psychology of Women 15 credits

175.721 Child and Family Therapy 15 credits

175.722 Principles of Clinical Neuropsychology 15 credits

175.724 Advanced Experimental Psychology 30 credits
P 175203 and either 175205 or 175206

175.725 Advanced Social Psychology 30 credits

175.729 Psychology and Culture 15 credits

175.730 Professional Practice in Psychology 15 credits

175.732 Psychological Well-being in Organisations 15 credits

175.733 Sustainable Livelihood 15 credits

175.734 Child Clinical Neuropsychology 15 credits

175.737 Occupational Psychology 15 credits

175.739 Health Psychology: Understanding Health and Illness 15 credits

175.740 Occupational Health Psychology 15 credits

175.741 Psychological Assessment in Organisations 15 credits

175.743 Health Psychology: The Social Context 15 credits

175.744 Health Psychology: Promoting Health 15 credits

175.746 Psychological Research: Quantitative Data Analysis 15 credits

175.747 The Psychology of Sport and Exercise 15 credits

175.748 The Psychology of Organisational Change 15 credits

175.750 Qualitative Methods in Psychology 15 credits

175.751 Neuropsychological Rehabilitation 15 credits

175.761 Theory and Practice of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy 15 credits

175.781 Understanding Mental Distress 15 credits

175.782 Clinical Psychology Assessment 15 credits

175.783 Clinical Psychology Interventions 15 credits

Part Two (120 credits from)

175.894 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

175.896 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
P C 175894

175.899 Thesis 120 credits

Psychology - Health Psychology (240 credits)

Part One (120 credits from)

Compulsory courses (30 credits from)

175.738 Psychological Research: Principles of Design 15 credits

175.749 Health Psychology Practicum 15 credits
C At least two of 175744, 175743 and 175739 R 175879

At least 30 credits from

175.739 Health Psychology: Understanding Health and Illness 15 credits

175.743 Health Psychology: The Social Context 15 credits

175.744 Health Psychology: Promoting Health 15 credits

Subject courses

150.714 Ta Te Māori Rangahau Korero: Māori Research Methodologies 30 credits

175.718 Postmodernism and Psychology 15 credits

175.719 Applied Criminal Psychology 15 credits

175.720 Advanced Psychology of Women 15 credits

175.721 Child and Family Therapy 15 credits

175.722 Principles of Clinical Neuropsychology 15 credits

175.725 Advanced Social Psychology 30 credits

175.729 Psychology and Culture 15 credits

175.730 Professional Practice in Psychology 15 credits

175.732 Psychological Well-being in Organisations 15 credits

175.733 Sustainable Livelihood 15 credits

175.734 Child Clinical Neuropsychology 15 credits

175.737 Occupational Psychology 15 credits

175.740 Occupational Health Psychology 15 credits

175.741 Psychological Assessment in Organisations 15 credits

175.746 Psychological Research: Quantitative Data Analysis 15 credits

175.747 The Psychology of Sport and Exercise 15 credits

175.748 The Psychology of Organisational Change 15 credits

175.750 Qualitative Methods in Psychology 15 credits

175.751 Neuropsychological Rehabilitation 15 credits

175.761 Theory and Practice of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy 15 credits

175.778 Principles of Social Therapy 15 credits

175.781 Understanding Mental Distress 15 credits

175.782 Clinical Psychology Assessment 15 credits

175.783 Clinical Psychology Interventions 15 credits

231.704 Hauora Māori 30 credits

231.705 Pacific Health 30 credits

231.706 Occupational Health 30 credits

231.707 Environmental Health 30 credits

253.750 Counselling Theory 30 credits

253.755 Culture and Counselling 30 credits

279.703 Social Policy Studies 30 credits

Part Two (120 credits from)

175.894 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

175.896 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
P C 175894

175.899 Thesis 120 credits

Soil Science (180 credits)

No new enrolments

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

119.710 Nutrient Management in Grazed Pasture Systems 30 credits

119.711 Nutrient Management in Arable Systems 15 credits

119.791 Special Topic 15 credits

119.792 Special Topic 15 credits

189.752 Advanced Soil Fertility 30 credits

189.753 Soil and Land Evaluation 30 credits
P 189364

189.755 Soil and Water Pollution 30 credits
P 189363

189.757 Advanced Soil Conservation 15 credits
P 189252

189.758 Advanced Soil Water Management 15 credits
P 189252

189.798 Research Report 30 credits

233.701 Advanced Pedology 30 credits
P 189364

233.705 Volcanology and Tephrochronology 30 credits

233.706 Environmental Geographical Information Systems 30 credits

233.707 Environmental Remote Sensing 30 credits

233.708 Geochemistry 30 credits

233.721 Global Climate Change 15 credits
P 145320 or 233310 R 145704, 233702

233.722 Advanced Quaternary Geology 15 credits
P 233310 R 233702

Part Two

Either (120 credits from)

189.895 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

189.896 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 189895

189.899 Thesis 120 credits

Or (At least 60 credits from)

189.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

189.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 189871

189.875 Thesis 90 credits

189.887 Research Report 60 credits

Statistics (180 credits)

No new enrolments

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

Compulsory course

161.705 Advanced Statistical Inference 15 credits

Subject courses

161.704 Bayesian Statistics 15 credits

161.709 Topic in Statistical Theory 15 credits

161.725 Statistical Quality Control 15 credits

161.729 Topics in Applied Statistics 15 credits

161.743 Statistical Reliability and Survival Analysis 15 credits

161.744 Statistical Genetics 15 credits

161.770 Statistical Consulting 15 credits

161.780 Statistical Analysis Project 15 credits

161.782 Statistical Analysis Project 30 credits

247.792 Special Topic 15 credits

247.793 Special Topic 15 credits

Subject courses (No more than 15 credits from)

161.762 Multivariate Analysis for Big Data 15 credits
R 161323, 161772

161.777 Practical Data Mining 15 credits
R 161223 and 161324

Part Two

Either (120 credits from)

161.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

161.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 161897

161.899 Thesis 120 credits

Or (At least 60 credits from)

161.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 45 credits

161.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 45 credits
C 161871

161.875 Thesis 90 credits

161.893 Research Report 60 credits

Zoology (180 credits)

Part One (At least 60 credits from)

Compulsory course (30 credits from)

162.760 Research Methods and Communication in the Biosciences 30 credits
R 162761, 162762, 119728, 119729

Subject courses

199.714 Animal Behaviour 30 credits
P 199312

199.717 Entomology 30 credits
P 199310 or 285301

Part Two

Either (120 credits from)

199.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits

199.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
C 199897

199.899 Thesis 120 credits

Or (90 credits from)

199.873 Thesis 90 Credit Part 1 (30 credits) 30 credits
R 199871, 199872

199.874 Thesis 90 Credit Part 2 (60 credits) 60 credits
C 199873 R 199871, 199872

199.875 Thesis 90 credits