School of Medical Sciences


Teaching and learning

Graduate Study


Prospective graduate students should contact Student Administration regarding admission to the University of Auckland.

In addition, prospective students are encouraged to enter into informal discussions with any relevant staff member about potential research topics that interests them. Alternatively, general enquiries can be directed to the Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology's Graduate Studies Coordinator.

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Graduate study in the Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology usually requires a background in advanced cellular and molecular biology, and/or biochemistry. If this is not present, students are often required to complete a year of transitional study in appropriate subjects at the Stage III BSc level prior to commencing graduate study. Because entry into the graduate programmes is competitive, this year of transitional study also provides the opportunity to demonstrate excellence. More information on transitional requirements can be obtained from the Graduate Studies Coordinator at the Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology.

BBiomedSc(Hons)

The Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) programme selects from a group of academically able students currently undertaking the BSc (Biomedical Science) University of Auckland degree 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.

For general information on the structure and processes for BBiomedSc(Hons) degree.

For further information on the regulations for BBiomedSc(Hons) degree.

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PGDipBiomedSc

The Postgraduate Diploma in Biomedical Science requires the equivalent of one full-time year of study (two semesters, 120 points).

Postgraduate research options reflect our strengths in cancer biology and therapeutics; cardiovascular biology; cellular and molecular biomedicine; genetics and development; microbiology and immunology; neurobiology; nutrition; and reproduction, growth and metabolism. 

If suitable grades are achieved (GPA>5.0) the student can then apply for entry into a 1 year MBiomedSc research masters thesis (subject to finding a suitable supervisor/project). In the final semester of the PGDip there is a compulsory course (MEDSCI 744) and this is when we aim to match up a student with a potential supervisor.

For general information on the structure and processes for PGDipBiomedSc.

Further information on the regulations for PGDipBiomedSc.

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MBiomedSc

We usually require students to first register in a 120 point (1 year) postgraduate diploma (PGDip) of taught courses (PGDipBiomedsc). If suitable grades are achieved (GPA>5.0) the student can then apply for entry into a 1 year MBiomedSc research masters thesis (subject to finding a suitable supervisor/project). In the final semester of the PGDip there is a compulsory course (MEDSCI 744) and this is when we aim to match up a student with a potential supervisor.

This programme will prepare high-achieving science graduates and graduates of some clinical programmes (e.g. MBChB) to develop expertise in applying in-depth biological and biomedical knowledge to the improvement of human health through the development of novel approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Students will design and conduct biomedical research and/or translational research designed to improve clinical practice. A written thesis setting out your findings will also be required.

For general information on the structure and processes for MBiomedSc degree.

Further information on the regulations for MBiomedSc degree.

 

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PhD

Candidates for the Doctor of Philosophy degree are required to pursue an approved course of advanced study and research as enrolled students of the University. It is expected that this programme will usually be completed within three to four years.

A doctorate is an advanced course of independent study and original research and is presented in the form of a thesis. The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Doctor of Medicine (MD) may be taken within any department of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.

Doctoral programmes offered by the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

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Timetable


Timetable details are available from Student Services Online

 

Courses offered by our department


BIOINF 701 Bioinformatics  
HLTHPSYC 716 Psychoneuroimmunology
MEDSCI 701   Special Studies in Medical Science 
MEDSCI 704 Stem Cells and Development
MEDSCI 705 Infection, Immunity and Disease
MEDSCI 706 Genomic Medicine
MEDSCI 707 Activities of Microbes in Disease
MEDSCI 708 Advanced Immunology and Immunotherapy
MEDSCI 713 Principles of Cancer Therapy
MEDSCI 714 Advanced Cancer Biology
MEDSCI 731 Advanced Reproductive Biology
MEDSCI 732 Molecular Aspects of Endocrinology and Metabolism
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