How to apply

If you have a good academic record in a relevant subject, there are lots of opportunities to take on postgraduate research at the Liggins Institute.

You can apply for and start a masters or doctoral degree at the Liggins Institute all year round. PhD and Masters degrees on offer are:

To apply for any of these programmes you need a BSc (Hons), MSc degree or equivalent, and a strong academic record with a GPA (Grade Point Average) of at least 7.0.

You should also have a background in these types of subjects:

  • biological sciences including molecular medicine, medicine and physiology
  • clinical medicine and health sciences including obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, nursing, pharmacology, nutrition and dietetics, and endocrinology
  • community health, pacific health and maori health animal or veterinary science

We welcome applications from recent graduates, people returning to postgraduate study, and practising clinicians.

You can apply for these Masters and PhD degrees at the Liggins Institute at any time by starting an Application for Admission.

Important note when making an application

When completing your application, enter ‘Liggins Institute’ as your place of study, and select ‘Grafton’ as the campus. Enter your subject as ‘Health Sciences’.

Start your Application for Admission now

Research projects for bachelors and masters programmes

You can apply for a research project at the Liggins Institute as part of a related honours degree or postgraduate diploma.

Research projects are available in a wide range of subjects including:

  • biomedical science
  • community health
  • health science
  • medical science
  • molecular medicine
  • nutrition and dietetics
  • obstetrics and gynaecology
  • pacific health
  • paediatrics
  • physiology

Honours, diploma and some masters courses where the research component is completed at the Liggins Institute are coordinated through the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences (FMHS).

You can find out more about the programmes with a research component that can be undertaken at the Liggins Institute by following these links:

Get help with your application

If you’d like to discuss a research project or you have questions about the application process, please contact the Liggins Institute Academic Director, Associate Professor Mark Vickers.

Phone: +64 9 923 6229
Email: ligginsstudentenquiries@auckland.ac.nz

To find out what you need to do when, check the step-by-step guide to postgraduate applications.