Master of Science (MSc) in Pharmacology
A Master of Science (MSc) in Pharmacology enables you to gain employment as a research assistant or allows you to be eligible for entry into the doctoral program.
It consists of a full year of research which will develop your skills in:
- Critical thinking
- Experimental design
- Experimental techniques
- Statistical analysis
- Interpreting data
- Oral and written communication of results
The transferable skills you gain from this degree has enabled past Pharmacology Master’s students to obtain employment with the NZ National Poison Centre and as a drug representative for pharmaceutical companies. Others have used it for graduate entry into medicine or to continue onto a PhD.
Application Processing Time in Days: 30
Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description||IELTS (1.0 -9.0)||TOEFL IBT (0-120)||TOEFL CBT (0-300)||PTE (10-90)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
Job Opportunity Potential
We encourage all students – including International students – to make use of the career resources available on our website. From exploring your career options to specific job search strategies, you’ll find the information you need to establish your future career. You’ll also find information on this page specifically targeted at International students.
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Career planning: Explore your career and study options
Job Applications: CV and cover letters, interview skills and applying for work
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Speak to a career adviser one-on-one if you need further assistance.
Enhance your employability
The graduate job market is competitive – good grades alone may not be enough to get your ideal job. You’ll also be expected to possess excellent English language skills, and be able to demonstrate a range of work-related skills and personal qualities relevant to the job. Develop the required skills through:
Work experience – gain part-time work, voluntary work, summer placements, or internships
Extracurricular activities – get involved in activities outside your course such as student societies and sporting clubs
Academic activities – show your capabilities by, for example, leading a group project or being a student representative for your course
2 years open post study work visa after completion of Bachelor degree.
Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
A master’s degree is usually undertaken in the same area of study as the major subject
pursued for a bachelor’s degree, postgraduate diploma or honours degree. However,
some masters’ programmes require only that the candidate is a graduate and/or has
appropriate work experience.
Score of 6.5 in the academic module (with no individual band below 6.0)
IELTS Indicator test
This is an online version of the regular IELTS test, made available due to COVID-19 testing centre restrictions.
Score of 587 (TWE 4.5).
TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition
This is an online version of the regular TOEFL iBT test, made available due to COVID-19 testing centre restrictions.
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CAE)
Minimum of 176 (with no individual band below 169)
Duolingo English Test (DET)
Score of 110
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic
Overall score of 64 with no communicative skills score below 57
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
- Duration: 01 Year
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 15000 NZD
Application Fee: N/A
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