24 months
28253 USD/year
5448 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Microbiology from University of Canterbury is the study of organisms such as algae, fungi, bacteria, and viruses that cannot be seen with the naked eye. These micro-organisms are abundant and diverse, and they affect humans in both negative and positive ways.


Microbiology from University of Canterbury is a broad programme, covering bacteria, archaea, eukaryotic microbes and viruses, and environmental, evolutionary, and molecular microbiology.


Graduates who specialise in Microbiology may take up careers like:

  • Manager at a brewery
  • Technical Compliance Officer for a food safety company
  • Laboratory technician or manager
  • Medical laboratory technician at Canterbury Health.

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular/Micro Biology & Systematic
  • Cell & Organismal Phsysiology

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 background in Biological Sciences.
  • Prerequisites: BIOL 313; and one course selected from BIOL 331, BCHM 301, BIOL 330, BIOL 333, BIOL 335.
  • English Proficiency
  • Bachelor degree

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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