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Cellular and Molecular Biology, M.Sc.

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Overview

The study of chromosomes and gene expression of an organism can give insight into heredity, genetic variation, and mutations.

Genetics is at the heart of the cellular and molecular biology. It is the science of heredity. Genetics provides a platform for the development of new drugs to combat diseases, methodology for the conservation of endangered species, and understanding evolutionary patterns and processes. Furthermore, it helps us to understand who we are and what we are, enhance our biosecurity, and even catch criminals. Genetics is a rapidly advancing field that creates challenges and opportunities for society.

Career

Cellular and Molecular Biology graduates from University of Canterbury work in civil society organisations and for government agencies providing expertise to maximise the benefits of genetic technologies while minimising risk.

The broad and transferable skills gained f

Accreditation

Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, New Zealand, University of Canterbury (UC) is a large (enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Canterbury (UC) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Cellular Biology & Biochemistry
  • Ecology, Evolution & Conservation
  • Diversity of Life
  • Introduction to Biological Data Analysis
  • Microbiology and Genetics
  • Foundations in Molecular Biology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    It is recommended to apply as early as possible in advance of your intended start date, to allow for visa and other arrangements. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    240 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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    90

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    575

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General Requirements

  • Entry into Biological Sciences is easy, biology can be started at first year level without previous study. However, students who have not completed Year 13 Biology may find the Science Headstart website useful.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24668 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24668 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4840 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • National students - 7,535 NZD
  • International Students - 38,400 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

  • 1300 - 2000 NZD/month
    Living Costs

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Overseas financial aid

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