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  • Objectives
    This research Masters degree is offered in the fields of Biological Sciences and Environmental Management. The first year consists of coursework and research, and the second year is devoted entirely to research. The coursework component provides training in skills required for high quality research while the research component consists of preparation of a research proposal, the conduct of research, the preparation of a thesis and participation in seminars.
  • Entry requirements
    Three year specialised degree in Biological Sciences or equivalent
  • Academic Title
    Master of Science (Biological Sciences)
  • Course description
    This course is available for on-campus study by students with an International student visa.
    This course structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

    Stage one, 120 credit points (six units). Stage two - the thesis component of this course is entirely research based and equivalent to 1 year of full-time study.

    Unit           Description                                                                         Points
    Stage 1

    Semester 1

    ASP5111    Thesis Preparation 1                                                              20
    SCB5131    Advances in Biology 1                                                            20
    Plus one unit selected from:
    RES5101    Research Preparation: Methods of Research                         20
    RES5102    Research Preparation: Qualitative Approaches                      20
    RES5103    Research Preparation: Quantitative Research Methods         20

    Semester 2
    ASP5113    Masters Thesis 1                                                                     20
    ASP5114    Masters Thesis 2                                                                     20
    SCB5132    Advances in Biology 2                                                             20
    Students who are unable to proceed beyond Stage 1 may be eligible to graduate with a Post Graduate Diploma of Science (Biological Sciences).

    Stage 2
    The thesis component of this course is entirely research based and equivalent to 1 year of full-time study. Each semester students nominate if they wish to enrol into research thesis unit: ASP6200 at 50 or 100% of full-time enrolment.
    Students are required to continue re-enrolling in the thesis component of their study until the thesis is submitted for examination.

    ASP6200    Master Thesis         0

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