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Admission to the Master of Science (180 or 240 credits) requires you to have
Admission to the 120 credit Master of Science requires you to have been awarded or qualified with a minimum B average for either of the following:
For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.
For a Master of Science 180 or 240 credits you will follow a parts-based course of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 180 or 240 credits, comprising Part One and Part Two as defined by the Courses Schedule.
For a Master of Science 120 credits you will normally complete 120 credits of research (thesis only), unless specified in the regulations for the endorsement as defined by the Courses Schedule.
A master’s qualification is normally made up of two parts. The first part gives you good knowledge and skills that will help you with the research part of your qualification. You must pass Part One before you can progress to Part Two.
For progression to Part Two of the Master of Science, a B Grade Average is needed across the Part One courses.
Your 120 credit master's degree will carry the award of Distinction, if completed at a superior standard (equivalent to First Class Honours), or Merit (equivalent to Second Class Honours, Division One) and completed within one year of first enrolling in full-time study or within three years of first enrolling in part-time study.
If completed within eighteen months of first enrolling in full-time study or within four years of first enrolling in part-time study, your 180 credit master's degree will carry the award of Distinction or Merit.
If completed within two years of first enrolling for full-time study or within five years of first enrolling for part-time study your 240 credit master's degree will be awarded with First Class Honours, Second Class Honours Division I, Second Class Honours Division II or a pass.
These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates
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