Master of Medical Science (MMedSc) Program By University of Otago |Top Universities

University of Otago

Dunedin Campus, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • QS World University Rankings
    =194
  • QS Stars
    5+
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Masters
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Duration 12 months
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Mar
Applicants for the degree of Master of Medical Science (MMedSc) must hold a Bachelor of Medical Science with Honours (BMedSc(Hons) or Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB) or an alternate qualification acceptable to the Otago Medical School Academic Board, normally another medical degree (e.g. MBBS) and be eligible for University study in New Zealand. This may mean holding appropriate visa status with the New Zealand Immigration Service – see the International Office page for further information. The degree involves a year of full-time research in any field of medical science, often a clinical discipline, at Master's level. A thesis is submitted. This in-depth study by the medical graduate is often the first step towards a higher degree; e.g. a PhD and a research/academic career.

About University

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Founded in 1869, Otago is New Zealand’s first University.

In the 150 years since, Otago has prided itself on being a research-led University with an international reputation for excellence. It is ranked 184 in the 2020/21 QS World University Rankings and in the top 100 in 15 subject areas.

It first received a Five Stars Plus QS Stars University rating in 2016.

Most undergraduate and postgraduate study takes place on the Dunedin campus, but the University also has Schools of Medicine and Health Sciences in Wellington and Christchurch, which are home to many leading medical researchers.

Otago offers more than 200 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across four divisions:

It also offers a Summer School, Study Abroad and Distance Learning programmes.


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