Master of Science (Nanoscience)

Massey University
1.5 years
Master's degree
On campus
Palmerston North
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About this program

Join a unique group of like-minded scientists, passionate about scientific discovery and the positive impact new discoveries in nanoscience can have on the world.


Massey University’s Master of Science (Nanoscience) is a unique degree in New Zealand. It gives you the opportunity to use the latest equipment across a broad range of disciplines to make your own discoveries in the field of science.

You could use the degree as an opportunity to change direction from your undergraduate qualification. If you have a background in disciplines like chemistry, physics, biology or engineering you may be eligible to enrol in Massey’s nanoscience postgraduate programmes.

Globally-renowned multi-disciplinary expertise

Let our experts help you develop your own expertise. Massey’s nanoscience lecturers have an extensive range of experience in the area of nanoscience. The department also has strong links to related areas like chemistry, biological science and material science. Massey itself also has expertise in a broad science disciplines – from fundamental science to applied agricultural science and business skills. This means no matter what your research interest you will have access to a broad range of experts to assist you develop your own research and expertise.

Broad range of equipment and facilities – or make your own

Unlike some other institutions you will have easy access to a range of techniques and equipment, making it easier to progress your research in a timely and comprehensive fashion. Massey has the specialist equipment to help your research meet global standards. From a fluorescence spectrometer and 700 and 500 MHz NMR instruments, to atomic force microscopy, access to scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and Raman microscopy we have all the equipment you will need. There is even the opportunity to construct your own apparatus. For instance a recent student project saw a microscope modified in-house to collect Raman spectra on grapheme nanoribbons.


International trends are for employers to reward postgraduate study well, especially in larger enterprises. The skills you learn are increasingly recognised as setting you apart from other potential employees.


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 Courses Schedule.


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 Science, a B Grade Average is needed for the Part One courses.

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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Massey University is one of New Zealand's largest universities with more than 34,000 students studying across three vibrant campuses. We welcome more than 4,400 international students from more than 100 countries each year. We also have a growing number of...

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Massey University

Private Bag 11 222
4442 Palmerston North
New Zeeland


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