Regulations - Science


The Degree of Master of Marine Studies – MMarineSt

The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.

Admission

1 In order to be admitted to this this degree, a student must have completed the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Science from this University with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in 75 points above Stage II, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative.

Note: This is a limited entry programme as per the Limitation of Entry Statute 1991 and selection criteria apply. Selection criteria are available from the Faculty of Science.

Duration and Total Points Value

2 A student enrolled for this degree must:

a pass courses with a total value of 180 points

and

b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

3 The total enrolment for this degree must not exceed 220 points.

Structure and Content

4 A student enrolled for this degree must complete the requirements as listed in the Master of Marine Studies Schedule.

5 A student admitted to this programme must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity Course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

Dissertation / Thesis

6 a The dissertation or thesis is to be carried out under the guidance of a supervisor appointed by Senate or its representative.

b The dissertation or thesis topic must be approved by the Academic Head or nominee prior to enrolment.

c The dissertation or thesis is to be completed and submitted in accordance with the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Reassignment

7 A student may apply to reassign courses passed to the Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Marine Science.

Variations

8 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.

Honours

9 This degree may be awarded with Honours in accordance with the General Regulations – Masters Degrees.

Amendment

10 These regulations and/or schedule have been amended with effect from 1 January 2021.

Master of Marine Studies (MMarineSt) Schedule

Requirement:

Research Masters

60 points: BIOSCI 727, ENVSCI 702, MARINE 701, 702

30 points from approved 700 level courses in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Environmental Management, Geography, Geophysics, Marine Science, Physics and Statistics listed in the Postgraduate Diploma in Science Schedule

90 points: MARINE 794 Thesis

Taught Masters

60 points: BIOSCI 727, ENVSCI 702, MARINE 701, 702

60 points from approved 700 level courses in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Environmental Management, Geography, Geophysics, Marine Science, Physics and Statistics listed in the Postgraduate Diploma in Science Schedule

60 points: MARINE 792 Dissertation

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