Some micro-organisms cause diseases in humans, other animals, or agricultural crops, and are therefore of significance to our biosecurity. Others can be used to benefit humans, such as microbes that can be used to kill insect pests (bio-control) and those that destroy harmful chemicals such as pesticides (bio-remediation). Other microbes are simply essential to the maintenance of all life, such as those that generate oxygen and other critical elements. Apply now for this Microbiology program at University of Canterbury.
The broad and transferable skills gained from following this pathway open up many career options, many of which may include some component of laboratory work such as culturing micro-organisms, sequencing DNA, identifying species.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Molecular/Micro Biology & Systematic
- Cell & Organismal Phsysiology
- 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.
DisciplinesMicrobiology View 7 other Masters in Microbiology in New Zealand
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Admission to a master’s degree is based on the evaluation of evidence of your ability to undertake postgraduate study in a specialist field of enquiry or professional practice. The primary basis for selection is on academic merit, however consideration may also be given to other factors.
- Normally the minimum requirement is a three-year bachelor’s degree from a New Zealand university, or a qualification or combination of qualifications considered to be equivalent.
- If you gained your qualifications overseas, these will need to be assessed to make sure they are of an equivalent standard.
- You are also required to meet UC’s English language requirements to gain entry.
International24441 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 24441 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
National4796 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4796 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
- National Students - 7,535 NZD
- International Students -38,400
Scholarships, grants and awards are a great way to fund your university study.
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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