Master of Agriculture

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Entry requirements

Master of Agriculture (180 credits)

Admission to the Master of Agriculture requires you to have a Bachelor of AgriScience degree, with a major in the intended postgraduate subject, or equivalent, and have achieved a B average over the 300–level majoring courses.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Master of Agriculture structure

You will follow a parts-based course of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 180 credits, comprising Part One and Part Two as defined by the Schedule. This may include no more than 30 credits of special topic courses and no more than 30 credits of professional development (5 credit) courses. Your qualification includes a research report to the value of 60 credits.

The Master of Agriculture may be awarded with or without a subject. Subjects available in the Master of Agriculture are: Agriculture, Equine, Horticulture and Life Cycle Management.

Progression

A master’s qualification is made up of two parts. The first part gives you good knowledge and skills that will help you with the research part of your qualification. You must pass Part One before you can progress to Part Two.

For progression to Part Two of the Master of Agriculture, a B Grade Average is needed over the first 90 credits undertaken for Part One, which must include 119.720.

Time limits for completion for eligibility for Distinction or Merit

Your 180 credit master's degree will carry the award of Distinction, if completed at a superior standard (equivalent to First Class Honours), or Merit (equivalent to Second Class Honours, Division One) if completed within 18 months of first enrolling in full-time study or within four years of first enrolling in part-time study.

Maximum time to completion

You must complete all the requirements of the Master of Agriculture within five years of first enrolling.

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates

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