M.Sc. On Campus

Cellular and Molecular Biology

24 months
28253 USD/year
5448 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Cellular and Molecular Biology from University of Canterbury is the field of biology that studies the structure and function of genes at a molecular level. The study of chromosomes and gene expression of an organism can give insight into heredity, genetic variation, and mutations.


Cellular and Molecular Biology from University of Canterbury 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.


Graduates who specialise in Molecular/Micro Biology and Systematics may take up careers like:

  • Genetic Services Specialist at PIC
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Laboratory manager
  • Biotechnology technician
  • Plant breeder.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Cellular Biology & Biochemistry
  • Ecology, Evolution & Conservation
  • Diversity of Life
  • Biological Data Analysis
  • Microbiology and Genetics
  • Molecular Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You should apply as early as possible to give yourself maximum preparation time for visa application, fee payment, travel and accommodation arrangements. 


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have a strong foundation in Biological Sciences and Biochemistry.
  • English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    28253 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28253 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    5448 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5448 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National students - 7,618 - 8,867 NZD
    • International Students - 39,500 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

1300 - 2000 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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.

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