24 months
25395 USD/year
5602 USD/year
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At Medical Laboratory Science from Auckland University of Technology you will 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.


Medical Laboratory Science from Auckland University of Technology equips you with the skills to make the most of these opportunities.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. 


  • Postdoctoral fellow
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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 applications will be processed up to the start of the semester depending on availability.


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have completed the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science with a B grade average or higher in courses 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
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25395 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25395 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    5602 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5602 USD per year during 24 months.
  • Domestic: 8957 NZD per year
    • International: 40600 NZD per year

Living costs for Auckland

1400 - 2200 NZD /month
Living costs

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


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