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Postgraduate study in Neuroscience at the University of Otago

The University of Otago offers a number of options for postgraduate study in neuroscience. Which programme is right for you will depend on your goals and your prior training.

Diploma for Graduates (DipGrad)

The Diploma for Graduates is for students who have completed an undergraduate degree in a subject other than Neuroscience. It can lead on to further postgraduate study in Neuroscience.

Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons))

The BSc(Hons) programme is open to students who have completed a BSc (majoring in Neuroscience) that included five 300-level Neuroscience papers.

Master of Science (MSc)

The MSc in Neuroscience is available as a one-year or two-year programme:

  • The one-year MSc is for students who have completed four years' Neuroscience study (incorporating research experience)
  • The two-year MSc is for students who have completed a BSc majoring in Neuroscience

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The Neuroscience PhD programme is for students who already have an MSc or BSc(Hons) (or equivalent) in Neuroscience or a Neuroscience related field.