Postgraduate Diploma in Drug Discovery and Development
Victoria University of Wellington
Biological Sciences not elsewhere classified
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About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
Graduates will have skills in critical analysis and communication, be able to work 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 able to interpret research outcomes and compose relevant written and oral reports. Graduates may be able to continue to the Master of Drug Discovery and Development (VI001Y). The Postgraduate Diploma in Drug Discovery and Development is also an exit qualification from the Master of Drug Discovery and Development. Graduates will have enhanced their skills relevant to 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||$34,874 - $55,281|
|In further study||48%|
|On a benefit||2%|
All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.
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Where does this information come from?
The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.
The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.
NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.