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Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences with Honours (BBiomedSc(Hons)) at the University of Otago, Wellington

What is the Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences with Honours (BBiomedSc(Hons))?

The Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences with Honours (BBiomedSc(Hons)) is a separate one-year research-orientated postgraduate degree completed after the Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (BBiomedSc) undergraduate course (or equivalent). Being situated next to the regional hospital in Wellington, the programme focuses on translational medicine and many of the supervisors are clinicians at the hospital – offering you a unique opportunity to partake in hands on clinical research with real patients.

Why do BBiomedSc(Hons)?

It is an excellent stepping stone to a career in research, diagnostics or biotechnology, or to master’s or PhD study in a wide range of biomedical sciences. With an honours degree, you can proceed directly to PhD study.

What work is involved in the BBiomedSc(Hons)?

The BBiomedSc(Hons) comprises a significant research component (about eight months’ hands-on research project) and presentation of a thesis. You will also undertake a theory component which will include taught workshops on research methods, ethics, and statistics.

Projects on offer

We offer research projects that have a strong focus on translational and clinical medicine. For more information, contact the course convenor:

Dr Aaron Stevens
Email aaron.stevens@otago.ac.nz

How to apply

For entry requirements and to apply, see the BBiomedSc(Hons) qualification page:

BBiomedSc(Hons) regulations and application

We recommend you also contact the course convenor. Places on this course are limited.