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The Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences with Honours (BBiomedSc(Hons)) in Functional Human Biology is a 400-level Honours year is a 120-point programme comprising a Research Thesis (literature review, research presentation, final thesis worth a total of 85 per cent of the course) and Course Work worth 15 per cent of the final mark.

Entry into Honours is by invitation from the Dean of the Otago School of Biomedical Sciences. Entry requires completion of the requirements for the three-year BBiomedSc degree with an average grade of at least B+ for the four prescribed 300-level papers. The third year must also comprise a total of 7 papers (126 points) and as well as the four prescribed 300-level papers for the major, the other three must include at least one other paper at 300-level and the other two must be at 200-level or above.

Successful completion of the BBiomedSc(Hons) enables you to apply for direct entry into the PhD programme.

Duration 1 year full-time
  • You must have completed the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (BBiomedSc), or an equivalent qualification, with an average grade of at least B+ for the appropriate four 300‑level papers of the major subject, and have passed one further paper at 300‑level to make a total of 90 points at 300‑level
  • Successful completion of at least 126 points at 200-level or above during your third year of study


Further information

The Biomedical Sciences page has more detailed information about studying Biomedical Sciences at Otago, including a link to apply online.

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