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Postgraduate Genetics


Genetics Otago is the University of Otago's Centre for Genetics Research. It aims to be New Zealand's primary centre for advanced genetics research and teaching, and is based in the Department of Biochemistry (School of Biomedical Sciences).

Genetics Otago's postgraduate qualifications help you greatly expand your knowledge of genetics, and gain hands-on research experience with one of six 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 Diploma in Science (PGDipSci)
  • Diploma for Graduates (DipGrad)

Postgraduate degrees

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

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

Further information

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

Professor Iain Lamont
Tel 64 3 479 7867