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Master of Medical Science (MMedSc)


The Master of Medical Science degree is a one year full-time (or two years part-time) research degree involving a supervised investigation in a branch of medical science.


Applicants for the degree of Master of Medical Science (MMedSc) must hold a BMedSc(Hons) or an MBChB or an alternate qualification acceptable to Faculty Board (eg MBBS).

Structure of the Master of Medical Science

Candidates submit a supervised thesis which should contain the results of a piece of independent research which might reasonably be expected of a diligent and competent student after not less than twelve months of full-time study. 

Further Information

Ruth Helms
Manager, Academic Programmes
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand
Tel 64 3 364 0527