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Postgraduate study

Postgraduate study and the students involved are a vital contribution to the ongoing research excellence within the Department. We offer six postgraduate programmes, all of which include a significant research component:

The Department of Pathology also participates in the research component of the degree programmes listed below, in conjuction with other University Departments.

Postgraduate qualifications offered by the Department of Pathology
Postgraduate research projects available in the Department of Pathology

Applying for a PhD

How to apply for a PhD in the Department of Pathology

Once you have done this and you are still interested in further investigating PhD study, please email the Department of Pathology's Postgraduate Coordinator, Dr Heather Cunliffe, the following information:

  • Brief CV
  • Academic Transcript
  • Paragraph outlining your areas of research interest (half-page maximum)
  • If English is your second language, we will require information on your English language competence, including standards achieved in any formal tests taken
  • Required English standards (PDF 280 KB)

Current research projects available in the Department of Pathology

Further information

To discuss your postgraduate study options, please contact our Postgraduate Coordinator:

Dr Heather Cunliffe
Department of Pathology
Dunedin School of Medicine
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

Email heather.cunliffe@otago.ac.nz