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Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons))


A Bachelor of Science with Honours enables you to gain employment in research or obtain entry into the doctoral programme.

This degree consists of both papers and a research project (dissertation). The research project is carried out in one of the research laboratories within the department. Duration of this degree is one year, full-time.

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Information for new applicants

The University of Otago has recently changed this degree to a 3 plus 1 system. This means that entrance to the Honours programme occurs after you have obtained a BSc. Due to the challenging nature of this degree, the grade average is set at B+ (75–79%) for all pharmacology papers.

The Honours programme application form should be submitted via eVision.

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Programme requirements

  • PHAL 490 Research Projects (60 points: full year)
  • PHAL 421 General Pharmacology and Toxicology (20 points: first semester)

Two of:

  • PHAL 423 Neuropharmacology (20 points: full year)
  • PHAL 426 Clinical Pharmacology (20 points: full year)
  • PHAL 427 Special Topics: Cancer Pharmacology (20 points: second semester)
  • PHAL 428 Current Research Literature in Toxicology (20 points: full year)
  • PHAL 430 Advanced Topic in Pharmacology and Toxicology (20 points: each semester)
  • PHAL 431 Special Topics (20 points: each semester)

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Regulation for the Degree of BSc(Hons)

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Contact details

For further information about post-graduate study at the Pharmacology and Toxicology Department, please contact us directly: