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Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science

This course is available


Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Feb 2024


Auckland University of Technology


With the Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science you gain specialist skills in a chosen field of medical laboratory science, and learn to apply contemporary theory to current practice.

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 Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science prepares you for the challenges and opportunities ahead.

This programme 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.

This is a coursework programme with courses drawn from those in the Master of Medical Laboratory Science. You complete advanced-level courses to make up a total of 120 points.

Entry criteria

An applicant must:

Have completed the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science, 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

English Language Requirements:

IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 90; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with A grade; AUT Academic English with B+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 176; PTE minimum overall score of 58.

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