The Master of Science (MSc) is a two-year degree that encompasses both coursework and research. The first year involves mainly coursework and preliminary research preparation. Students will have the opportunity to contribute to existing fields of research, or to begin to develop new areas.
You need to complete credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at https://www.otago.ac.nz/courses/qualifications/msc.html
Students who have a Bachelor's degree will complete the MSc by papers and thesis (at least two years of full-time study). Students who have an Honours degree or postgraduate diploma can complete the degree by thesis only (minimum of one year of study).