Specialist Master's programmes are designed as preparation for employment (or sometimes research) in a particular area. Sometimes referred to as professional Master’s degrees, they are typically more applied and/or specialised than a similar Master of Science major.
Specialist Master’s degrees can have different structures in terms of the mix of advanced-level courses and research projects. Many programmes involve both coursework and research; others require only coursework, and a few are awarded based on completion of a research thesis alone.
For some programmes, for example the Master of Dairy Science and Technology, you need to be already employed in a relevant industry.
Some of the key programmes for work in technology, engineering and science-based industries are: