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Postgraduate study in genetics

Our postgraduate qualifications help you greatly expand your knowledge of genetics, and gain hands-on research experience with one of our 6 participating departments.

There may also be opportunities to be placed with other departments, or in conjunction with one of the above departments outside research organisations.

Students coming from outside the University of Otago must contact Professor Ian Lamont to discuss the suitability of their academic background.

Postgraduate degrees

We offer 3 postgraduate degrees in genetics:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Master of Science (MSc)
  • Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons))

Most of our research staff offer projects suitable for masters' or PhD students. The University of Otago, Christchurch also offer genetics research and training opportunities by way of summer studentships for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

If you're interested in one of these qualifications, please contact the Programme Director Professor to discuss your areas of interest:

Iain Lamont
Tel 64 3 479 7867

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  • Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci)
  • Diploma for Graduates (DipGrad)

Contact us to learn more about enrolling in a PGDipSci or DipGrad.

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Staff teaching genetics

Our students are taught by a team of over 30 active genetics researchers, many of whom are world-leaders in their areas of expertise.

Teaching staff at Genetics Otago

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Further information

Further information for postgraduate students is available on the University of Otago website.

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