Entry requirements

A postgraduate diploma can usually be taken at any time after the completion of your bachelor's degree.

If your first language is not English you need to meet our English language requirements as follows: IELTS score of 6.5 in the academic module (with no individual band below 6.0); we also accept a number of other English language tests. Due to COVID-19, we currently accept Duolingo English Test (DET), IELTS Indicator Test, and TOEFL iBT Special home Edition.

Don’t meet the English language requirements? The University of Otago Language Centre English for Otago programme offers a pathway for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students to meet the English language requirements for undergraduate and postgraduate study.

Months of entry

February, July

Course content

The Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) is a one-year programme which builds on an undergraduate science degree. The diploma encompasses both papers and a research topic, and can be taken full-time. It provides entry to the Master of Science (MSc) degree by thesis only.

Anatomy is a diverse discipline encompassing the study of the structure of the body (especially, but not exclusively, the human body), at both the visible and microscopic levels. As such it encompasses traditional approaches to study of the human body, as well as very modern molecular and microscopical approaches using the latest techniques and ideas. It seeks to discover the relationship between the structure of organs and cells and the function they perform.

It is an integral part of the biological disciplines, closely related to Physiology, Biochemistry and Biological Anthropology, and fundamental to all biomedical science.

Papers

  • ANAT 480 Research Project
  • ANAT 458 Current Topics in Anatomical Science

Three of:

ANAT 451 Functional Human Anatomy

ANAT 452 Reproductive Biology

ANAT 453 Advanced Topics in Anatomical Science 1

ANAT 454 Neurobiology

ANAT 455 Research Topic

ANAT 456 Developmental Biology

ANAT 457 Advanced Topics in Anatomical Science 2

BIOA 401 Advanced Biological Anthropology

Structure of the Programme

  • Every programme of study shall satisfy the requirements for the subject concerned as set out above.
  • With the permission of the Heads of the Departments concerned, a candidate may substitute a paper of another subject for one of the required papers.
  • Any required research report must be submitted no later than 1 November.

Information for international students

Otago offers students an unrivalled campus experience and a vibrant, social student culture. The majority of Otago’s 21,000 students live, work and play in Dunedin - New Zealand’s only true university city. Otago is home to over 3,000 students, from over 100 countries.

Fees and funding

International students
NZ $39,041

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDipSci
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
AskOtago
Email
university@otago.ac.nz