Master of Applied Science

Otago Polytechnic

Subject area

Human Movement and Sports Science

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Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements are
1. Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Science at level 8, or equivalent, with an overall grade of B+ (75%), for admission to the Masters by Research;
Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science at level 8, or equivalent, with an overall grade of B+ in the final 60 credits, or an equivalent postgraduate qualification of 120 credits in a related area with an overall grade of B+, for admission to the Masters by coursework.
2. International learners must achieve a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5, with no individual band less than 6.0, or equivalent, from one test taken in the preceding two years, or equivalent.

Exceptional applicants not meeting the qualification requirements, but who have appropriate documented professional experience, may also be considered for admission.

Additional criteria
All applicants who are accepted must obtain a First Aid Certificate, and complete the requirements of the Vulnerable Children's Act 2014 (including police vetting), prior to commencing classes.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

To produce graduates who can independently demonstrate mastery of theoretically and procedurally sophisticated subject matter through a body of scholarly applied work, which is presented in a public forum and supported by a project or thesis, which could form the basis of scholarly journal articles. The work will respond to societal needs, address practice from multiple perspectives and be positioned within a wider framework of academic and applied research. This qualification prepares learners for doctoral level study, an academic career or a lead sport or exercise management role.

What graduates earn

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Contact details

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Free phone: 0800 762 786
Phone: (03) 477 3014
Fax: (03) 471 6870

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