The MSc (Applied Science) degree is conferred by the same departments as the BScHons (Applied Science) degree.
A minimum of 128 credits is required to obtain the MSc degree. Either a mini-dissertation (64 credits) and coursework (64 credits) or a dissertation (128 credits) is included in the programme.
Unless the Dean, on recommendation of the relevant head of department, decides otherwise, the master's degree is conferred on the basis of examinations of coursework and a mini-dissertation or a dissertation (including an examination on the dissertation).
- An appropriate BSc Hons degree (or equivalent). The applicant must have passed this degree with a weighted average of at least 65%.
- The departmental Postgraduate Committee may require additional honours modules for non-degree purposes where background is insufficient.
- The departmental Postgraduate Committee may request evidence of knowledge of research methodology.
- The departmental Postgraduate Committee reserves the right to make a thorough assessment of the applicant's academic transcript and CV, and to decide if the applicant is suitable for postgraduate studies. This assessment may include an oral or written entrance examination.
- The applicant must determine the research group/focus area and a potential supervisor and confirm the potential supervisor’s availability (see departmental website for research groups and heads of research groups). Admission will be granted only if the intended research fits in with the research foci of the Department and the supervision capacity exists, as decided by the Head of the Department.