Biochemistry at University of Canterbury is at the cutting edge of contemporary science, research and industry. Biochemical innovation is critical in adding value to New Zealand's agricultural production, advancing medicine and understanding the fundamentals of the biological world around us. Some knowledge of Biochemistry is useful for any student majoring in Biological Sciences and many areas of Chemistry.
Biochemists are key members of drug development teams in the pharmaceuticals industry. Many work in government departments (eg, in medicines regulation), diagnostic departments in hospitals, and in research institutes studying subjects as diverse as crop protection and nanotechnology.
You could find interesting graduate jobs and career progression with food and beverage producers, agricultural organisations, manufacturing and processing companies, the biotechnology industry, health and beauty care organisations or science publishers.Graduates with Biochemistry in their degrees are also well-equipped to teach biology, chemistry and other science subjects in secondary schools.
- Cellular Biology and Biochemistry
- Structure and Reactivity in Chemistry and Biochemistry
- Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Diversity of Life
- Chemical Principles and Processes N/A
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
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DisciplinesChemistry Biology Biochemistry View 8 other Masters in Biochemistry in New Zealand
- Students undertaking postgraduate study in Biochemistry must meet the entry requirements of their chosen qualification and have a solid foundation in Biological Science and Biochemistry.
International Applies to you24668 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 24668 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
National Applies to you4840 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4840 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
National students - 7,535 NZD
International Students -38,400 NZD
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