Master of Drug Discovery and Development
Victoria University of Wellington
Biological Sciences not elsewhere classified
Total student fees
over 1.5 Years - details
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About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
Graduates will have broad skills in critical analysis and communication, be able to work autonomously or in teams, and have a sophisticated understanding of the relevant disciplines. They will be able to apply their knowledge of the processes and activities involved with drug discovery, design and development in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, agrichemical, bioanalytical, chemical and related industries. Graduates will be equipped to conduct independent literature studies and perform experimental laboratory-based research, and to assess the strength, validity and completeness of experimental data. They will be able to compile findings into written and oral reports. Some graduates may be able to continue to doctoral study. Graduates will have enhanced their skills relevant to, and will be well qualified to work in, the pharmaceutical, agrichemical, biotechnology and neutraceutical sectors.
Key Information for Students
A bachelor s degree from a tertiary institution in a relevant subject, with a B+ average grade in relevant courses.
See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.
(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.
National Graduate Outcomes
Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:
|Earnings range||$40,439 - $60,645|
|In further study||29%|
|On a benefit||1%|
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