Specialist Master's degrees

Specialist Master's degrees

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:

  • Master of Dairy Science and Technology
  • Master of Geographic Information Science – for work as a geospatial/GIS analyst
  • Master of Conservation
  • Master of Meteorology – for work as a weather forecaster
  • Master of Forestry Science
  • Master of Engineering with specialist options such as Fire or Transportation Engineering
  • Master of Engineering Geology – for work as an engineering geologist
  • Master of Science Communication


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Specialist Master's degrees

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    Janelle Aitken

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    Cara Lauder

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    Ekta Jhala

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