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Postgraduate Diploma in Biomedical Science

This course is available


Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023


Victoria University of Wellington


Deepen your knowledge of your specialist field in biomedical science. Choose from the outstanding range of biomedical subject areas and courses offered by the School of Biological Sciences, and tailor your programme to your career or research goals.

Take your research skills to a professional level. Depending on your programme, your research will range from carrying out and documenting novel experiments to a full research thesis where you contribute to knowledge in your field of biomedical science.

Join a community of dedicated and innovative researchers and learn from staff who have international reputations in their fields.

You'll complete 120 points, choosing from the full range of level-four courses in Biomedical Science that may include the 30-point Research Preparation course (BMSC 580).

Programme requirements

For this programme you'll need to:

Complete 120 points
Include two courses from:

BMSC 403-406
Advanced Topics in Clinical Research 1 (CLNR 413)
Advanced Topics in Clinical Research 2 (CLNR 414)

Include further courses worth 90 points from:

Genetics and Molecular Biology (BIOL 430)
Cell Biology (BIOL 431)
Physiology and Pharmacology (BIOL 432)
BMSC 401-489
Research Preparation (BMSC 580)
Clinical Immunology (CLNR 410)
Advanced Topics in Clinical Research 1 (CLNR 413)
Advanced Topics in Clinical Research 2 (CLNR 414)

Entry criteria

To be accepted into this programme you'll need:

  • A Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • To have met the requirements for at least one major of the BBmedSc
  • To be accepted by the head of school as capable of proceeding with the proposed course of study

You may also be required to demonstrate your proficiency in English.

Application Deadlines - Trimester 1: 1 Dec and Trimester 2: 1 May.

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