Medical Laboratory Science

Auckland University of Technology

Master On Campus
24 months
23364 USD/year
5289 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Join the Medical Laboratory Science programme from Auckland University of Technology and develop specialist skills in a chosen field of medical laboratory science, demonstrate your analytical and problem-solving skills and learn to apply contemporary theory to current practice.

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The ability to carry out research in medical laboratory science is a skill in high demand by industry. Medical laboratory scientists are facing new challenges as technologies evolve and diagnostic services change. 

Top-level evaluative and management skills are in demand along with specialised skills in research and development. The Master of Medical Laboratory Science equips you with the skills to make the most of these opportunities.

This Medical Laboratory Science programme from Auckland University of Technology  is open to all medical laboratory scientists (New Zealand registration and practising certificate are required). There's an opportunity to follow either a management or a specialised scientist pathway.


  • Postdoctoral fellow
  • Researcher
  • Lecturer in universities
  • Industrial research leader

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Scientific Research
  • Quality Assurance in Laboratory Services
  • Ethics of Biotechnology
  • Specialist Readings in Applied Science
  • Selected Topics in Applied Science
  • Contemporary Molecular Genetics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • International Students: Applications will be processed up to the start of the semester depending on programme availability.




240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

An applicant must:

  • Have completed the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science with a B grade average or higher in papers at level 7, or equivalent
  • Be registered as a Medical Laboratory Scientist with the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand (MSCNZ)
  • Hold a current Practising Certificate as a Medical Laboratory Scientist, issued by the MSCNZ

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23364 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23364 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5289 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5289 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • Domestic: NZ$8,711
    • International: NZ$38,419


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