Course details

Master of Drug Discovery and Development
Domestic tuition $8,822 per year
International tuition $24,389 per year
Course length 1.5 years
Completion rate N/A
NZQF Level 9
Employment rate 63%
In further study 29%
Median earnings $53,213
Job prospects
Good job prospects:
Employed - 63%
Further study - 29%
Median earnings: $53,213 (3 years after graduating)
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About the course

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.

Entry requirements

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

About the provider

Victoria University of Wellington is New Zealand’s capital city university, located at the centre of culture, creativity, government, technology and lawmaking. Ranked number 1 for research quality, we are one of New Zealand's oldest and most prestigious tertiary institutions with a proud tradition of academic excellence. We carry out world-class research and teaching that has global impact. At Victoria University, you’ll be pushed to think independently and inspired to succeed. Be part of our diverse and friendly community in the thriving capital.

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