Duration
Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2019 Semester One – 4 March
Available locations
Grafton
Points
120
Programme type
Postgraduate

Programme overview

The goal of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) programme is to equip a selected group of academically able students to progress efficiently to PhD training. It is intended for people who aim to fill leadership roles in research and development.

You will learn how to apply in-depth biomedical and biological science knowledge for the improvement of human health through the development of novel approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

With these hypothesis-led research endeavours, you can enhance the links with research communities and grow research outputs for the benefit of the region and the country.

Programme structure

Sample programme structure

Year 1 120 points
  • Name:
    Stage VII Course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage VII Course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    MEDSCI 785A/B
    Name:
    Thesis
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    90 pts

2018 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Research 120 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 6.5

    Bachelor of Science

Further programme requirements

Research 120 points

You must have completed a Bachelor of Science with a major in Biomedical Science and passed 90 points in courses above Stage II with a GPA of 6.5 or higher.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Research 120 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 6.5

    An undergraduate degree in science

  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Research 120 points

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in science with a major in biomedical sciences (or similar field of study) at a recognised university (or similar institution). You will require a GPE of 6.5 or higher in 75% of your most advanced-level courses.

How much does a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$8,364 – $9,092.40*
International students
NZ$39,584*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2018 fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.78 per point, estimated at $813.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Key dates

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2018
8 December 2017

Start dates

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Where could this programme take you?

Biomedical science has made transformative contributions over the past decade, stimulating growth in a wide range of industries including agriculture, pharmaceuticals, veterinary science and medical research. There are a variety of opportunities in universities, research institutes and private sector pharmaceutical/biotechnology industries, particularly in the United States and Europe, for those with postgraduate training in this field.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Lab technician
  • Research assistant
  • Science teacher

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