Master of Drug Discovery and Development

Victoria University of Wellington

Subject area

Biological Sciences not elsewhere classified

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Entry requirements

A bachelors degree from a tertiary institution in a relevant subject, with a B+ average grade in relevant courses.

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.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Biological Sciences at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 842 864
Phone: (04) 472 1000
Fax: (04) 499 4601

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