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Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) in Biotechnology

University of Auckland
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Graduate diploma / certificate
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About this program

The Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) is an opportunity for Bachelor of Science graduates to advance their qualifications.

Programme structure

The PGDipSci programme involves one year of full-time study, or up to four years of part-time study, after you have completed the requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree.

  • 120 points in your specialist subject listed in the Postgraduate Diploma in Science schedule
  • A project or dissertation of up to 45 points may be included

Summer School will start in January.

Biotechnology, in its broadest sense, is the commercial exploitation of living organisms or their components, such as proteins.

Biotechnology has traditionally encompassed industrial microbiology, and dealt with ancient processes such as brewing or the microbial production of cheese and yoghurt. In the last few years, however, an avalanche of genetic and protein information has been discovered, with equally impressive advances in transgenic and animal cloning technologies.

In this light, biotechnology has broadened its scope and is poised to make significant impacts on our health and nutrition, and how we interact with our environment.

Our graduates are highly sought after by employers in industry and government agencies, and our staff are recipients of both national and international research funding and awards and feature regularly in scientific communications and social media.

Where can Biotechnology take you?

Biotechnology is at the forefront of the knowledge economy, and is an excellent subject if you’re interested in the commercialisation of cutting-edge science.

Further study options

  • Master of Science
  • Master of Speech Language Therapy Practice
  • Master of Bioscience Enterprise
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology

Admission requirements

For more information about this program, please contact the school directly.

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University of Auckland

Established in 1883, the University of Auckland is New Zealand's leading, research-led university. In the QS Stars rating, the University of Auckland is rated as a Five Stars Plus institution for excellence in the categories: Research, Employability, Teaching, Facilities, Internationalisation,...

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