Learn how advances in molecular analysis are changing the face of medicine, agriculture, horticulture and ecology – and how you can help.
Molecular cell biology encompasses a hugely important area of study for the 21st century.
It unifies many disciplines, ranging from cell biology, physiology and chemistry to computer science, and from patent law and medicine, to bioprotection and food production.
It underpins many exciting and dynamic industries that are changing rapidly.
Your lecturers in the Bachelor of Science (BSc) will present relevant cutting-edge examples from their own research.
They will help you develop the skills and knowledge to become molecular biological scientists of the future.
Massey will connect you with a wider teaching and research environment of applied (biomedical, veterinary science, food science, agriculture) and traditional biology disciplines.
You will have many elective (optional courses in areas of your interest) choices and the interactions and excitement of being part of a large group of biology-focused students.
Your study will benefit from the breadth of strong connections between Massey and research and development agencies including Fonterra, Leather and Shoe Research Association, AgResearch, Plant & Food Research – all of which are located across the road from the university campus.
The university also works with the Mid Central District Health Board and New Zealand Pharmaceuticals.
The university formal research collaborations are spread throughout New Zealand as well as the Pacific Islands, USA, United Kingdom, Europe and Asia.
Note: July start will take 3.5 years to complete.
|Cost of living
|1 bed room
Improve your English language skills without taking an IELTS test. You could get direct entry to a Massey degree with the university's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses.
|English for Academic Purposes 1
|English for Academic Purposes 2
|5.0 overall (all bands 4.5 or above)
|5.5 overall (all bands 5.0 or above)
|40 overall (3 in reading & listening, 13 in speaking & writing)
|50 overall (5 in reading & listening, 15 in speaking & writing)
|Foundation Studies – entry requirement equivalent to IELTS 5.5 overall
|Direct entry into University - entry requirement equivalent to IELTS 6.0 to 7.0 overall
To be admitted to an undergraduate qualification, applicants will need a minimum level of academic achievement from school, or another university or tertiary institution.
The specific level depends on which country or region of the world they are from.
If you don't have the skills or qualifications you need to be accepted into your chosen study, you can do foundation qualifications.
There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification, outside of university admission regulations. However there is some expected background knowledge.
The following pathways will get you prepared to study this major. If you have not studied NCEA Level 3 Biology (or equivalent) take the following course first:
If you have not studied NCEA Level 3 Chemistry (or equivalent) take the following course first:
These courses are available in the summer semester and will count towards credits in your degree.
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