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Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc(Hons))

Overview

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 Dissertation (60 points, full year)
  • PHAL 421 General Pharmacology and Toxicology (20 points, semester 1)

Two of:

  • PHAL 423 Neuropharmacology (20 points, full year)
  • 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 Project (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 Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, please contact us directly:

Email pharmacology@otago.ac.nz