Course details

Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science
Domestic tuition $2,040 per year
International tuition $4,889 per year
Course length 4 years
Completion rate 96%
NZQF Level 7
Employment rate 66%
In further study 28%
Median earnings $45,547
Job prospects
Good job prospects:
Employed - 66%
Further study - 28%
Median earnings: $45,547 (3 years after graduating)
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  • Biomedical Science
  • Medical Laboratory Science

About the course

This degree is designed to meet the needs of the medical diagnostic laboratory profession. Graduates can expect to gain early recognition and registration as medical laboratory scientists in NZ and can also work overseas.

Entry requirements

A New Zealand university entrance qualification or equivalent. Selection on academic merit to the second year of the programme.

About the provider

At Otago, you will have unprecedented opportunities. You will be taught by international experts in their fields; you will gain a world-class qualification, and you will be able to contribute to ground-breaking research. The student experience at Otago is exceptional. You will join a diverse population of well over 20,000 students from around New Zealand and more than 100 nations around the world. Importantly, you will have the opportunity to truly define yourself and choose your own direction in life. Tens of thousands of Otago graduates now live in all corners of the globe, many contributing to law, health, science, business and Government. Many of New Zealand's most renowned artists, novelists, poets and leaders also received their start at Otago.

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