New Zealand Universities offering Doctoral courses in Biology

There is just one option of a New Zealand University that’s available to any person wishing to pursue a Doctoral course in Biology at a New Zealand University. That only option would be ‘University of Canterbury’. It makes up for being the only New Zealand University offering this course by offering a total of nine doctoral courses in Biology. With the growing times, the minds of several scholars have penetrated deeper into the field of Biology. As a result today there are several offshoots of this one academic branch of Science.

Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences in Animal Behavior, Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences in Biochemistry, Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences in Biosecurity, Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences in Cell Biology, Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences in Biotechnology, Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences in Genetics, Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences in Environmental Science, Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences in Plant Biology and Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences in Microbiology. The fee is charged at 5,731 New Zealand Dollars for every academic year.

The topics covered under all of these doctoral courses in Biology are like Genomics, Genetics, Environmental Animal Physiology, Protein Science, Medical Biochemistry, Behavior, Community Ecology, Laboratory Research Project, Field Research Project,  Principles of Taxonomy and Systematics, Molecular Biology for Biosecurity, Plant Environmental Physiology, Marine Biology, Freshwater Ecology, Coastal Marine Processes, Conservation Biology, Plant Biotechnology, Aquaculture, Evolutionary Ecology, Environmental Microbiology, Applied Microbiology and Global Change Biology. Also relevant special topics are dealt with and those are usually very specific to the particular doctoral course in Biology.

Each of these nine Doctoral courses in Biology is a full time course offered over a variable time frame. Usually the minimum period that a candidate has got to take for the completion of a doctoral course in Biology is two years and the maximum is four. To get into ‘University of Canterbury’ a student must have at least a second class honors in a Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree. There are also field visits that are arranged across the South Island of New Zealand. Accommodation facilities are provided by this New Zealand University through six Halls of residence that are owned and managed by ‘University of Canterbury’. Home stay option is mainly for those under the age of eighteen.


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