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.
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.
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Programme StructureCourses included:
- Cellular Biology & Biochemistry
- Ecology, Evolution & Conservation
- Diversity of Life
- Introduction to Biological Data Analysis
- Microbiology and Genetics
- Foundations in Molecular Biology
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
It is recommended to apply as early as possible in advance of your intended start date, to allow for visa and other arrangements.
DisciplinesBiology Molecular Sciences Genetics View 15 other Masters in Biology in New Zealand
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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.
International24668 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 24668 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
National4840 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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Student loans and allowances
For domestic students, the most common option for funding your study is the New Zealand government's student loans and allowances. Here you can learn more about what they cover, and how to apply.
Overseas financial aid
If you are an international student coming to UC, you may be eligible for tuition or other financial aid from your home country, so make sure to check all your overseas financial aid options.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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