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Bachelor of Science in Molecular Genetics Major

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
3 years
Start date: 18-July-2022
Auckland University of Technology
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Studying a Bachelor of Science is guaranteed to quench your thirst for knowledge about the world, and will be the start of a lifelong career in science.

Study with us and you have access to some of the best lecturers in New Zealand and state-of-the-art equipment. You’ll have lots of opportunities to apply your knowledge in the lab or on field trips. Our strong links with the scientific community extend right across the world – making it easy for you to transition from university to your career.

Study molecular genetics at AUT to be part of the biotechnology revolution, and help develop new medicines and make agriculture more sustainable. Learn about the basic molecules of life and how they work, how we study them, and how they’re being used to understand our world and to ensure our future health and environment.

Molecular genetics can open doors to a range of careers including medicine and drug development, research, agriculture, conservation management, policy development, product development, food science, microbiology, forensics.

Key features:

  • High demand for molecular geneticists
  • Skills to work with meta data
  • Opportunity to complete a major research project in your final year

Career Opportunities:

Research scientist for government and private research institutes, or Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) including:

  • Plant and Food Research
  • Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research
  • AgResearch
  • Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR)
  • SCION (Rotorua)

Scientist working for government departments and ministries or regional or city councils, including:

  • Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
  • Auckland Council
  • Environmental Protection Authority
  • Ministry for Primary Industries
  • Department of Conservation

Entry criteria

All applicants need to meet AUT’s minimum entry requirements qualification equivalent to New Zealand year 13 or University Entrance.

English Language requirements:

IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 80; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with B/B+ grade; GIE with B grade; CAE minimum overall score of 169; PTE minimum overall score of 50.


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