The Master’s of Science program in the Faculty of Science may be undertaken in the principal areas of research offered by the faculty, including: applied sciences, biological sciences, chemistry, geosciences, mathematical sciences, atmospheric sciences and physics.
The thesis should offer a significant contribution to knowledge in the discipline concerned and demonstrate the student’s capacity to carry out independent research. The length of the thesis may vary across disciplines, but should not normally exceed 50,000 words.
English Language Requirements
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Requirements for Master of Science
Either a bachelors degree requiring at least four years of full-time study, and which normally includes a research component in the fourth year, leading to an honours degree class I, IIA or upper IIB (with an overall mark of at least 65 or above) level; or
- a course leading to a level rated by the relevant school, faculty and central university committees as equivalent to an honours class I, IIA or upper IIB (with an overall mark of at least 65 or above) degree; ora masters degree that entails work, normally including a significant research component, at least equivalent to an honours degree (a 'significant research component' in a masters degree will vary from discipline to discipline). It is normally expected that at a minimum, a grade of upper IIB (with an overall mark of at least 65 or above) has been obtained for the research thesis or project. Where ungraded, examiners' reports will be taken into account; orhave qualifications which in the opinion of the committee/s are deemed equivalent.
Work Experience for Master of Science
No work experience is required.