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Microbiology, M.Sc.

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  • 24 months
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University rank #227 (QS) Christchurch, New Zealand
Microbiology at 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.
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Overview

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.

Career

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.

Programme Structure

Course include:

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

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

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24441 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24441 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4796 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4796 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • National Students - 7,535 NZD
  • International Students -38,400 

Living costs for Christchurch

  • 1300 - 2000 NZD/month
    Living Costs

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