Master of Science MSc
This degree normally consists of two parts: coursework and a thesis.
Part I: Coursework must be satisfactorily completed before the student can proceed to Part II: Thesis. Honours may be awarded.
Candidates must have completed a BSc, BSc(Hons), PGDipSc, PGDipEngGeol, BE (for Biotechnology only), or any bachelor's degree and a qualifying programme.
Students who have qualified for a BSc(Hons) degree or PGDipSc in a subject may be admitted to MSc Part II (by thesis only) in that subject.
Part I must be completed full-time in one year. Part II is completed full-time in one to two years or, with the Dean of Science's permission part-time in up to four years.
For most Science departments Part I has a February and a July start date. Biological Sciences, Biochemistry and Chemistry have a February only start date. Students should approach the Postgraduate Coordinator if they would like to start at another time.
Most MSc Part II have an ‘any time start date’.
Contact the department or school directly for information about these subject areas:
*Not a major subject
For full requirements see the Regulations for the Master of Science (University Regulations website).
For course advice contact the College of Science.