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Regulations - Medical And Health Sciences

Postgraduate Diploma in Biomedical Science – PGDipBiomedSc

The regulations for this postgraduate diploma are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.


1 In order to be admitted to this programme, a student needs to have completed the requirements for a Bachelors degree deemed relevant by Senate or its representative with a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher in 75 points above Stage II.

2 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve the admission of a student who does not meet the above requirements, but who has attained the equivalent qualification or relevant professional experience.

Note: This is a limited entry programme as per the Limitation of Entry Statute 1991 and selection criteria apply. Selection criteria are available from the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.

Duration and Total Points Value

3 A student enrolled for this postgraduate diploma must:

a pass courses with a total value of 120 points


b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Postgraduate Diplomas.

4 The total enrolment for this postgraduate diploma must not exceed 160 points.

Structure and Content

5 Of the 120 points required for this postgraduate diploma, a student must pass:

a 30 points: MEDSCI 743, 744


b 90 points from courses listed in the Master of Biomedical Science Schedule, excluding MEDSCI 796.

6 The programme for each student must be approved by the Head of School of Medical Sciences prior to enrolment.

7 A student admitted to this programme must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.


8 This postgraduate diploma may be awarded with Distinction or Merit as specified in the General Regulations – Postgraduate Diplomas.


9 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.


10 These regulations and/or schedule have been amended with effect from 1 January 2024.