Master of Biomedical Science

University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
Master's Degree
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
Contact the university / college
July Mar
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 6,092
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 27,989

About this course

In this programme, high-achieving science graduates will develop expertise in applying in-depth biological and biomedical knowledge to the improvement of human health through the development of new approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Learning activities involve designing and conducting biomedical research and translational research designed to improve clinical practice.

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. The university assesses each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

University of Auckland

Completed one of the following with a GPA of 5.0:

  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) or Postgraduate Diploma in Biomedical Science (Research 120 points)
  • Bachelor of Science with a major in Biomedical Science (Research 240 points)

Another tertiary institution

Completed one of the following with a GPE of 5.0 from a recognised university (or similar institution):

  • One year of postgraduate study in biomedical science (or an equivalent subject), following an undergraduate degree (Research 120 points)
  • Undergraduate degree in biomedical science (or an equivalent subject) (Research 240 points)

Programme-specific entry requirements for postgraduate applicants with international qualifications:

  • GPE: 5
  • Australia (%): 70-75%
  • China (%): 80-85%
  • India (%): 60-65%
  • Indonesia (GPA): 3.2-3.4
  • Iran (Grade Average): 14.5-15.0
  • Malaysia (GPA): 3.2-3.4
  • Singapore (GPA): 3.7
  • South Pacific-USP (GPA): 3.3
  • Taiwan (%): 77-82%
  • Thailand (GPA): 3.2-3.4
  • UK (%): 60-65%
  • USA (GPA): 3.2-3.4
  • Vietnam (GPA): 7.0-7.5

English language requirements

  • IELTS Academic Score: 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0


The MBiomedSc is a 120-point or 240-point research masters degree.

A research masters is a research-based programme of study where students conduct research under the guidance of a supervisor and submit a written thesis, outlining their findings.

Research (120 pt)

  • Enter from a postgraduate qualification
  • Completed in two semesters if enrolled full-time or four semesters if enrolled part-time
  • Requires completion of a thesis (120 points)

Research (240 pt)

  • Enter from an undergraduate degree
  • Completed in four consecutive semesters if enrolled full-time or up to eight semesters if enrolled part-time
  • Requires two core courses in design, analysis and project design in biomedical research (30 points), and
  • A choice of elective courses (90 points) from a range of subjects relevant to biomedical science, and
  • Completion of a thesis (120 points)

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