What will I learn?

The Master of Science (MSc) programme enables you to pursue advanced study in your area of interest with the opportunity to work on independent research.

Programme overview

Studying for an MSc is an opportunity for committed scientists to focus on a relevant area of interest or practise and pursue an advanced qualification. While taught masters will provide you with specialist training in your chosen field, a research masters will develop advanced research skills, working alongside Faculty of Science researchers - many of whom are major contributors in their field. Late Year Semester will start in December.

120-point MSc

Most students enter an MSc following completion of a PGDipSci. You will need to complete 120 points (maximum of 160 points) in a specialisation within one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study (research masters) or four years of part-time study (taught masters). Not all specialisations offer both taught and research options.

240-point MSc

If you enter a MSc directly from an undergraduate degree you will need to complete 240 points (maximum of 280 points) in a specialisation in two years of full-time study or four years of part-time study (research masters) or six years of part-time study (taught masters). Not all specialisations offer both taught and research options.

Clinical Exercise Physiology

Clinical Exercise Physiology is a science-based discipline focused on understanding the influence of pathology on acute and long-term responses to physical activity and exercise.

Alongside coursework that focuses on physiology, rehabilitation and the science of exercise, practical experience is gained at the University of Auckland’s well-equipped Exercise Sciences Health and Rehabilitation Clinic.

From the earliest stages of your programme, you will be actively engaged in providing rehabilitative exercise programme guidance to clients. As part of a clinical team, you will learn to design and implement prescriptive exercise rehabilitative programming to assist people with chronic health conditions to develop, maintain or improve physical function.

Where can Clinical Exercise Physiology take you?

Clinical exercise physiologists can be found working in hospitals, clinics, fitness centres and sporting bodies, or in private practice.

People who seek the service of a clinical exercise physiologist are often referred by their healthcare professional to find relief from a wide range of chronic conditions. You could find yourself working with people who are struggling to live with heart disease, hypertension, peripheral vascular disease, lung disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, arthritis, metabolic and neuromuscular disorders.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$44,418.00 (23,30,986) per year
Tuition fee: NZ $44,310 – NZ $44,526

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected July 2021

More details

Start date

1 December 2021

Venue

Grafton Campus

85 Park Road,

AUCKLAND,

Grafton,

1023, New Zealand

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$44,418.00 (23,30,986) per year
Tuition fee: NZ $44,310 – NZ $44,526

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected July 2021

More details

Start date

1 December 2021

Venue

Leigh Marine Campus

Leigh Marine Laboratory,

160 Goat Island Road,

Leigh,

0985, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to a 120 point Masters degree: Requires a completed bachelor honours degree or postgraduate diploma from New Zealand, or an acceptable equivalent postgraduate qualification from a recognised university (or similar) overseas, in a related subject area, with the required GPE. Admission to a 180 point Masters degree: Requires a completed bachelor degree or postgraduate certificate from New Zealand, or an acceptable equivalent qualification from a recognised university (or similar) overseas, in a related subject area, with the required GPE. Previous work experience may be taken into account. Admission to a 240 point Masters degree: Requires a completed bachelor degree from New Zealand, or an acceptable equivalent qualification from a recognised university (or similar) overseas, in a related subject area, with the required GPE. Previous work experience may be taken into account. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands below 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 575 and an Essay (TWE) of 4.5; C1 Advanced (CAE) or C2 Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

For international students

Taught 120 points

You must have completed one year of postgraduate study, following an undergraduate degree, at a recognised university (or similar institution), in a similar field to your intended specialisation. You will need a GPE of 4.0.

Taught 240 points

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in science in a similar field to your intended specialisation at a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 5.0.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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