Course details

Postgraduate Diploma in Drug Discovery and Development
NZQF Level 8

About the course

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.

Entry requirements

A bachelors 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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