Medical Laboratory Science, Master | University of Otago | Dunedin, New Zealand
PGDipMLSc On Campus

Medical Laboratory Science

12 months
30168 USD/year
8410 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science at University of Otago is open to well-qualified BMLSc graduates, and other medical laboratory scientists who can demonstrate an interest and aptitude for research. 


Key Features

The Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science at University of Otago is designed to prepare candidates for full-time research and thesis preparation for a Master of Medical Laboratory Science (MMLSc) degree, and thus includes a mix of course work and basic research. Both the Diploma and the Masters degree may be taken part- or full-time. 

There are special requirements to be met, and candidates are advised to consult with their potential supervisor, and with the BMLSc Course Director as early as possible.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Medical Laboratory Practice
  • Research Project
  • Health Sciences Research Methods
  • Research Methods
  • Principles of Epidemiology 
  • Applied Biostatistics  - Fundamentals

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

July commencement may be possible, although the duration of the qualification may be longer.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entrance requirements for postgraduate study vary by programme with most requiring a minimum bachelor-level qualification in the same field, and some having additional requirements such as relevant work experience and/or professional registration in New Zealand. 
  • A postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma can usually be taken at any time after the completion of your bachelor's degree.
  • If you hold an honours degree or postgraduate diploma you may be able to eligible for master’s study by thesis only. In some cases if you hold a bachelor’s degree you may apply for a coursework master’s degree or for master’s study by coursework and thesis.
  • Must hold Medical Laboratory Science degree

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    30168 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30168 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8410 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8410 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National: $11,556.00
  • International: $41,452

Living costs for Dunedin

1000 - 2300 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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