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The Bachelor of Science (Honours) in physics will give you an understanding of the physical universe/world in the most fundamental way, including modern technologies and biology systems.
Find out more about the Bachelor of Science (Honours) parent structure.
Massey University’s Bachelor of Science (Honours) with a major in physics is a prestigious qualification for those that are interested in progressing to further in-depth research. This postgraduate qualification is challenging and rewarding and will give you a career advantage.
Unlike some other institutions you will have easy access to a range of techniques and equipment, making it easier to progress your research in a timely and comprehensive fashion. Massey has modern biophysics research facilities and access to specialist equipment like optical tweezers and a Bio-NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) to help your research meet global standards.
At Massey you will have the advantage of small classes, giving you more access to your lecturers and supervisors.
Take your undergraduate science study and progress your knowledge in areas you are interested in like: mathematical physics, particle physics, biophysics or chemical physics.
There is a well-established community of scientists and postgraduate science students at Massey, including FUSSTA - the Fundamental Scientists and Students Association on the Manawatu campus. We work together to share discoveries and research and provide peer support.
Postgraduate study is hard work but hugely rewarding and empowering. This programme will push you to produce your best creative, strategic and theoretical ideas. The workload replicates the high-pressure environment of senior workplace roles.
Our experts are there to guide but if you have come from undergraduate study, you will find that postgraduate study demands more in-depth and independent study. It takes you to a new level in knowledge and expertise especially in planning, time management, setting goals and milestones and undertaking research.
An honours degree is a sign of your excellence and in-depth understanding of the field of physics. Should you pursue a career after qualifying, the Bachelor of Science with Honours with a major in physics will give you a head start on other potential employees with undergraduate degrees.
The honours programme also gives you the research and analytical skills you need to progress into further high-level research/study, such as at a PhD level.
International trends are for employers to reward postgraduate study well,especially in larger enterprises. The skills you learn are increasingly recognised as setting you apart from other potential employees.
A 2017 Ministry of Education publication The post-study earnings and destinations of young domestic graduates, found that in New Zealand:
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