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Master of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology University of Canterbury University of Canterbury, New Zealand

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NZD 42200

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*Subject to change and other fees
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 Free

Application Fee

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24 months

Duration

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6.5

IELTS

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90

TOEFL

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60%

Min GPA

Program Overview

The Master of Science usually consists of two parts: coursework and a thesis, allowing for students to investigate areas of interest to them and conduct independent and original research. Over 30 subjects are available, and some can only be studied at postgraduate level, which can allow for specialisation in academic and career pathways.

Molecular Biology is the field of biology that studies the structure and function of genes at a molecular level. The study of chromosomes and gene expression of an organism can give insight into heredity, genetic variation, and mutations.

Genetics is at the heart of the cellular and molecular biology. It is the science of heredity. Genetics provides a platform for the development of new drugs to combat diseases, methodology for the conservation of endangered species, and understanding evolutionary patterns and processes. Furthermore, it helps us to understand who we are and what we are, enhance our biosecurity, and even catch criminals. Genetics is a rapidly advancing field that creates challenges and opportunities for society.

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Additional Information

Program Level Master's Degree

College/University Processing Time 30 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Study Work Visa (PSWV) work permit

Program Intake

Open

Jul 2024

Closed

Feb 2024

General Admission Requirement

    Academic Requirement

    • Minimum Level of Education Required. To be accepted into this program, applicants must have a Bachelor's Degree.

    6.5 IELTS Score
    90 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
    58 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
    60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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    Average Tuition Fee Per Year

    42200

    Tuition Fee
    (NZD)

     Free

    Application Fee
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    20000 Per year

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