Postgraduate Diploma in 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 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.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Biological Sciences at this level can earn:

$45,000

Median earnings one year after study

$48,000

Median earnings two years after study

$60,000

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

54%

Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2021

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Heartland Bank Freemasons Scholarships

Provided by:

Freemasons New Zealand - National Office

Website:

http://freemasonsnz.org/charity/

Value:

$6,000 - one per Division.

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Bashford-Nicholls Trust Vocational Study Scholarships

Provided by:

Royce Nicholls Trust/Margaret Bashford Trust

Website:

https://bashford-nicholls.org.nz/

Value:

$1,000

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 842 864
Phone: (04) 472 1000
Fax: (04) 499 4601
Email: info-desk@vuw.ac.nz
Web: http://www.vuw.ac.nz

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