Develop specialist skills in a chosen field of medical laboratory science, demonstrate your analytical and problem-solving skills and learn to apply contemporary theory to current practice.
The ability to carry out research in medical laboratory science is a skill in high demand by industry. Medical laboratory scientists are facing new challenges as technologies evolve and diagnostic services change. Top-level evaluative and management skills are in demand along with specialised skills in research and development. The Master of Medical Laboratory Science equips you with the skills to make the most of these opportunities.
This programme is open to all medical laboratory scientists (New Zealand registration and practising certificate are required). There's an opportunity to follow either a management or a specialised scientist pathway.
You need to complete a total of 240 points, including 120 points from advanced-level papers and a thesis of 120 points. For your thesis you complete a sustained piece of research in a specialised area of medical laboratory science; a unique offering in today’s competitive job market.
You can follow either a management or a specialist scientist pathway.
Lecturer in universities
Industrial research leader
An applicant must:
Have completed the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science with a B grade average or higher in papers at level 7, or equivalent
Be registered as a Medical Laboratory Scientist with the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand (MSCNZ)
Hold a current Practising Certificate as a Medical Laboratory Scientist, issued by the MSCNZ English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 90; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with A grade; GIE with B+ grade; CAE minimum overall score of 176; PTE minimum overall score of 58.