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

This intercalated research degree is available to medical students who have completed at least the first three years of their Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB), and passed the courses for MBChB Part III.

It provides you with a unique opportunity to undertake original research and gain in-depth knowledge in a particular field of medical science.

It’s a pathway for students interested in pursuing postgraduate studies at masters and PhD level, and enhances graduate's career and study options.

Read the full programme regulations for the Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) in the University of Auckland Calendar.

Programme structure

120-point programme with two options:

  • Advanced taught courses from a selected schedule of courses approved by the Head of School of Medicine (30 points) and Thesis (90 points)

Or

  • Thesis (120 points)

One consecutive year full-time or up to two consecutive years part-time.

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.

  • Research 120 points GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    First three years of the MBChB

Further programme requirements

Research 120 points

You must have completed the first three years of your Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) and passed your Part III courses with an average GPA of 5.0 or higher.

You also need to have a supervisor and topic confirmed.

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.

  • Research 120 points GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    An undergraduate degree in medicine and surgery

  • IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System 6.5

Further programme requirements

Research 120 points

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in medicine and surgery (or similar field of study) at a recognised university (or similar institution). You will require a GPE of 5.0 or higher in 75% of your most advanced-level courses.

You also need to have a supervisor and topic confirmed.

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

2017 fees

Domestic students
NZ$8,200 – $8,914*
International students
NZ$41,771*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2017 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 $6.38 per point, estimated at $765.60 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
1 November 2017

Start dates

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Other important dates

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Where could this programme take you?

This programme is for students interested in pursuing postgraduate studies at masters and PhD level.

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