Master of Science in Society
Victoria University of Wellington
Natural and Physical Sciences not elsewhere classified
Total student fees
over 1.5 Years - details
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About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
Graduates will demonstrate a specialised understanding of the central concepts, theories, issues and debates related to the role of science in society. They will demonstrate insight into, and respect for, multiple and sometimes conflicting perspectives on science. They will be able to analyse, critique and reflect on science and science engagement processes; communicate clearly and effectively about science and the science sector orally and through written and visual media; work collaboratively; and manage resources and time on self-directed projects. Graduates will be qualified to work in a range of fields, including science communication, science media, science policy, science-related advocacy, stakeholder engagement, and science management, for private, public and non-governmental science-sector employers. Graduates with very good grades may be able to progress to a PhD.
Key Information for Students
A bachelor s degree or equivalent qualification in a science subject, completed with a B+ average grade or higher.
See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.
(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.
National Graduate Outcomes
Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:
|Earnings range||$40,664 - $61,536|
|In further study||27%|
|On a benefit||1%|
All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.
Examples of related scholarships
Alison Morton Scholarship in Ecology/Marine Biology
Victoria University of Wellington - The Scholarships Office
Approximately $1,500; subject to funds available.
This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.
Where does this information come from?
The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.
The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.
NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.