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Contents 3 WELCOME 39 SCIENCES 4 THE UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO 47 PATHWAYS 6 RESEARCH 48 SERVICES AND FACILITIES 8 STUDYING AT OTAGO 50 ACCOMMODATION 9 UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES 52 NEW ZEALAND / AOTEAROA 10 POSTGRADUATE STUDY 53 DUNEDIN AND OTAGO 12 SCHOLARSHIPS 55 ESSENTIAL INFORMATION 14 BUSINESS 57 STUDENT EXCHANGE 20 HEALTH SCIENCES 59 APPLICATION AND COSTS 31 HUMANITIES 73 DUNEDIN MAP This prospectus is intended as a general guide for international students. The information provided is, as far as possible, up to date and accurate at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to add, amend or withdraw programmes and facilities, to restrict student numbers and to make any other alterations as it may deem necessary. The regulations of the University of Otago are published annually in the University Calendar. Published by the University of Otago International Division: July 2014.
The University Of Otago The University has teaching campuses in four New Zealand cities Dunedin University of Otago main campus Undergraduate and postgraduate courses Commerce (Otago Business School) Humanities (Arts, Music, Education, Law, Theology) Sciences Health Sciences (including the Schools of Dentistry, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Otago School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine) Research and clinical training Distance education Administration Wellington University of Otago, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences Research and clinical training Postgraduate courses Distance education Christchurch Wellington University of Otago, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences Research and clinical training Postgraduate courses Christchurch Distance education Invercargill Dunedin University of Otago College of Education (Southland Campus) Invercargill
3 Welcome Leaving home to study is a big decision. As well as coming from all over the world Deciding where to study is an even bigger one. to study at Otago, students from all over Every year, students from all over the world New Zealand are drawn by the University’s make the decision to come to the University reputation for offering a student lifestyle of Otago, attracted not only by our academic unmatched by any other on offer in Australasia. reputation, but also the unrivalled student We offer a comprehensive range of services experience that we offer. The University of across the University, as well as additional Otago is New Zealand’s first university, and support in recognition of your unique needs prides itself on its long tradition of excellence. as an international student. We also value the Whether the programme you are interested contribution that you, as an international in is based at the main campus in Dunedin, student, make to the life and cultural diversity of or is one of our health science options offered both the University and the wider community. in Christchurch and Wellington, you can This International Prospectus provides details be assured of the internationally renowned about many of the things you will need to “Otago Experience”. know to help you make a fully-informed A strong research culture is fostered across decision about coming to study at the all of the University, and this ensures we University of Otago. It also provides an insight offer the highest quality undergraduate and into life in New Zealand. You can access more postgraduate courses, with research-informed detailed information at www.otago.ac.nz/ teaching a feature of all of our academic international and I encourage you to visit the programmes. No matter which area of the website and contact us if there is anything University of Otago you choose to study in, you more you would like to know. will have access to top academics and excellent I wish you well with your decision-making, support services. and look forward to welcoming you to the University of Otago. Professor Helen Nicholson Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International)
Why study The University of Otago is the leading research institution at Otago? in New Zealand • It has an international • Otago offers an extensive reputation for excellence range of undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications • Otago is the leading research across the disciplines – institution in New Zealand* Business, Health Sciences, • University of Otago graduates Humanities and Sciences are highly regarded by • It has an extensive student employers exchange programme with • It offers an unrivalled campus over 90 partners in 32 experience and vibrant countries cultural life • High quality pathway • International students are programmes are offered strongly supported in the University of Otago Language Centre and Foundation Year. *Otago was the only university to be ranked in the top four in all average quality score (AQS) measures in the Government’s 2012 PBRF evaluation.
5 The University of Otago is proud to be a smoke-free campus, offering a safe and healthy environment for all staff, students and visitors to enjoy. The University of Otago is New Zealand’s much of Otago’s student population. Students first university, established in Dunedin by benefit from Dunedin’s relatively inexpensive early Scottish settlers who had a strong belief cost of living, and house prices and rentals in the value of education. This commitment are affordable, particularly compared to New continues today – education is Dunedin’s main Zealand’s northern cities. It is a safe city in “industry”, and Dunedin is New Zealand’s only which to live and it is easy to get out and about The University of Otago is a foundation true university city. Of Dunedin’s population to take advantage of everything it has to offer member of the Matariki Network of of 123,000, almost 22,000 are University of – and the ski fields of Central Otago are only a Universities (MNU), a select international Otago students – and over 2,600 of them are few hours’ drive away. group of outstanding universities, with each international students. More information about Dunedin can be member amongst the oldest and foremost These students come to Otago from all over found on page 53. places of learning in its respective country. the world to take advantage of the University’s The MNU has been established to enable worldwide reputation for excellence. Otago International Commitment the universities to enhance diversity, to share is at the forefront of modern scholarship and ideas and expertise, and to learn international has a long-established tradition of innovation. Making the decision to study at a university best practice from each other, recognising the It is for this reason Otago is able to attract overseas is a bold one, but provides a valuable shared commitment to an ethos of excellence in first-rate academics, and our graduates are opportunity to learn about other cultures, gain research, scholarship and rounded education. renowned for their independence and audacity maturity and develop the global perspective The other members of MNU are Dartmouth of spirit, which makes them highly regarded by which is increasingly important for graduates College (USA), Durham University (England), prospective employers. today. Queen’s University (Canada), Eberhard The University of Otago recognises this and is Karls Universität Tübingen (Germany), The A National Presence strongly committed to international education. University of Western Australia and Uppsala It has collaborative teaching, research and Universitet (Sweden). The University of Otago has a presence exchange agreements with major institutions throughout New Zealand. Most undergraduate around the world (see page 57) and, in addition matarikinetwork.com and postgraduate study takes place on the to the many services and facilities available Dunedin campus, but the University is to all students (see page 48), its International also represented in Auckland, Wellington, Division provides a range of specialist services Christchurch and Invercargill. The Schools of for international students. An orientation Medicine and Health Sciences in Wellington programme is run at the start of each semester, and Christchurch are home to many leading and international student advisers and student medical researchers, and a large number of mentors are available to help students make the Health Sciences postgraduate courses are adjustment to life at Otago and to provide on- taught from these campuses. going help and support. Otago offers a rich cultural life, reflecting a Dunedin Campus diverse international student community and The Dunedin campus is located just a few New Zealand’s own multicultural population. blocks from the centre of the city and on the It also has a network of over 90,000 graduates edge of the Dunedin Botanic Garden. It is a living in more than 140 countries and has beautiful campus – the Water of Leith winds its established alumni branches in many of the way past the iconic stone Clocktower, the state- world’s major cities including London, Sydney, of-the-art Centre for Innovation, the multi- Melbourne and Kuala Lumpur. award-winning Information Services Building and the many character villas that are home to
Research Research underpins all academic The Government’s 2012 Performance- Based Research Fund (PBRF) quality activity at Otago and the assessment confirmed the University of University continues to build Otago as the leading research institution in New Zealand. Otago was the only on its long-held reputation for university to be ranked in the top four in research excellence. all average quality score (AQS) measures. The PBRF ranked Otago first or second in 17 subject areas – including first in four of the 10 top-ranked subject areas: law, pharmacy, philosophy and pure and applied mathematics – and more than 55 per cent of Otago’s academic staff were identified as internationally or nationally distinguished.
7 Graduate Research Research Themes Research Centres The PBRF evaluation confirmed Otago’s and Centres Brain Health Research Centre position as New Zealand’s leading postgraduate The University has recognised a number Centre for Neuroendocrinology research university. Access to research- of areas of particular research strength as Centre for Research on Colonial Culture informed teaching and supervision by Research Themes and Research Centres. Many Centre for Sustainability (CSAFE) acknowledged leaders in their field is vital for of these are multidisciplinary; they encourage postgraduate students: this ranking shows that Centre for Translational Cancer Research research across a range of academic fields and Otago offers the best in the country. provide outstanding opportunities, especially Christchurch Heart Institute Otago has the highest proportion of for postgraduate students. Edgar National Centre for Diabetes Research postgraduate research students of any Many other areas of strength are listed on Genetics Otago university in New Zealand. Of the more the programme information pages of this International Centre for Society, Governance than 4,000 postgraduate students currently prospectus. and Science (SoGoS) enrolled, over 1,350 are doctoral candidates. Jack Dodd Centre for Quantum Technology The University provides a strong foundation for student research through scholarships (see Themes National Centre for Lifecourse Research page 12), as well as state-of-the-art library and New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities computing facilities, and excellent supervision. Arthritis Research Sir John Walsh Institute for Oral Health Otago PhD candidates are supported by the Asian Migrations Webster Centre for Infectious Diseases University to travel to leading international Aspire 2025 Research for a Tobacco-Free Aotearoa Individual staff research expertise can be found conferences to present their research findings. on the divisional and departmental pages of All thesis students receive support and Comparative and Cross-Cultural Studies the website: mentorship from their supervisors, and the Early Modern Thought Dean and Manager of the Graduate Research Formulation and Delivery of Bioactives otago.ac.nz/departments School are both available for consultation by students should the need arise. The Dean also Full Circle: Mäori and Pacific Genetics of Health chairs the Graduate Research Student Liaison Gut Health Network Centres of Research Committee, a representative group of research masters’ and PhD candidates acting as a forum Health of Veterans, Serving Personnel and their Excellence Families for student issues. New Zealand Ocean Acidification Research The University of Otago also hosts two Centres For further information about graduate Cluster of Research Excellence (CoREs); government- research at Otago, please consult the following Otago International Health Research Network funded centres that promote academic websites: enquiry into areas considered of national and Oxygen Theme international importance. Otago’s two CoREs are: Polar and Cold Environments PhD: otago.ac.nz/study/phd • The Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Masters’: otago.ac.nz/study/masters The Kidney in Health and Disease Quantum Technologies • Brain Research New Zealand – Rangahau Roro Aotearoa (co-hosted with the University of Auckland). The CoREs are an exciting opportunity to develop and build on Otago’s existing collaborations. They also allow for the development of Otago’s own research capacity, as well as nurturing the next generation of scientists.
Studying at Otago NOV OCT AUG MAR MAY DEC APR JUN JAN SEP FEB JUL SUMMER SCHOOL FIRST SEMESTER SECOND SEMESTER Academic Year Credit Transfer International students enrolled at Otago are eligible to participate in the Student Exchange The University academic year is divided The University may grant credit/advanced Programme. into two semesters. The first semester runs standing for study undertaken at another More information about student exchange from late February until the end of June; the tertiary institution. Courses completed should opportunities is available on page 57 of this second semester runs from early July until mid be comparable in content and standard to prospectus or on the University’s website: November. Postgraduate thesis-only students, those offered at Otago. however, can begin their studies at any time. otago.ac.nz/study/studentexchange A Summer School is also offered from early January to mid-February each year. This gives Study Abroad and students the opportunity to study one or two Exchange Admission and Enrolment papers for credit over a short teaching period and outside the standard semester timetable. Students enrolled at a university overseas Please refer to the Application and Costs can choose to study at Otago for one or two information from page 59. semesters. Credits from Otago courses are Programme Information transferred back to a student’s home university. Please contact the International Division for English Language This prospectus contains only general a copy of the University’s Study Abroad and information about programmes offered at Specific English language requirements are Exchange Guide or visit the University of Otago Otago. For information specific to your field of detailed on page 65 of this prospectus. If your website: interest, please view the University’s website: English language skills are not acceptable for admission, you may be required to take an otago.ac.nz/international/studyabroad otago.ac.nz/courses/qualifications intensive language course at the University of Otago Language Centre. otago.ac.nz/uolcfy/uolc
9 Undergraduate Degrees New Zealand universities generally follow the British model of three-year undergraduate (bachelors’) degrees with an increasing level of specialisation and difficulty in each year. A degree almost always includes subjects other than the major or specialist subject, but the major subject is usually studied in every year of the degree. Papers Prerequisites Assessment Papers are the building blocks of a degree and and Corequisites Cardrona Most papers have a two- or three-hour comprise a fixed course of work in particular Most papers beyond 100-level have examination or “final” at the end of each aspects of a subject. Most take one semester to prerequisites: specific papers that must be semester (or at the end of the second semester complete; however, some papers, particularly passed before enrolment in the new papers. for full-year papers) and many papers for Health Science degrees, run for the whole Some papers also have corequisites. If the have shorter tests during the year. Written year. Introductory papers are at 100-level, corequisite has not already been passed, it must assignments, presentations and laboratory increasing to 200-level and 300-level papers in be taken at the same time as the new paper. work also count towards the final grade. subsequent semesters or years. 400-level papers Continuous internal assessment is a feature are generally at the postgraduate level. of almost all Otago papers and assessment Teaching requirements will be made clear at the beginning of the semester. Points Lectures are the main method of presenting information at undergraduate level. Students Each paper passed is worth points – mostly also take part in laboratories and tutorials, and Problems? 18 points – which students accumulate to are expected to back up new knowledge with achieve a degree. A three-year degree is usually reading. Tutors and lecturers will discuss, within class made up of 360 points, with a certain number or privately, any problems students may have required at 200- and 300-levels to meet the understanding lectures or tutorials, completing requirements of a student’s major subject. Workload assignments or preparing for examinations. The Student Learning Centre offers a number A full-time course is generally between 54 and of services to help students improve study and Choosing a 72 points in a semester, or between 108 and learning skills. Major Subject 144 points in a year. As an approximate guide, students can expect to spend about 12 hours It is not necessary to make this decision in per week per one single semester paper (18 Other Options the first year. A well-planned first year will points). In general, very able students take 144 allow flexibility of choice, but also cover any points in a year, while most take 126. In addition to three-year bachelors’ degrees, prerequisites there may be for the 200-level and Otago also offers: 300-level papers later chosen. Some students • Specialised degrees (including Dentistry, may elect to take a double major, completing Law, Medical Laboratory Science, 300-level requirements in two subjects. Medicine, Pharmacy, Physical Education, Physiotherapy and Surveying) which take more than three years to complete and have specific admission requirements • Double degree programmes which involve cross crediting (sharing) papers between the two qualifications.
Postgraduate Study Teaching and Assessment Postgraduate Study Admission The number of lectures and amount of Options The PhD degree has its own admission otago.ac.nz/postgraduate process. Initial admission for the degree is academic contact time will depend on the provisional and is confirmed only after one course. Postgraduate study is more intensive year of satisfactory full-time study. Further than undergraduate study and requires more Doctor of Philosophy information on admission requirements and independent research. Assessment can be by The degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) the PhD regulations are available online at thesis, examination and/or internal assessment, is a research-only qualification designed for depending on the specific course being studied. students who intend to pursue an academic or otago.ac.nz/study/phd research career. The degree is awarded on the basis of the submission of a thesis that gives Distance Learning evidence of the candidate’s ability to carry out research, and demonstrates that the candidate The University teaches some courses by distance has shown originality and independence, learning, allowing people located elsewhere and has made a significant contribution to to study. This is particularly convenient for knowledge in a particular field. The PhD working students who are already trying to degree can usually be completed in a minimum balance home life and a full-time job with of three years’ full-time study. their study. Many distance-taught courses are available only within New Zealand, but some are available in Australia and beyond. Distance Entrance requirements options are denoted by “DT” in the tables Admission usually requires the completion included on pages 16 to 45. of a master’s degree, or a first-class or upper- Please note that Immigration New Zealand will second-class honours degree in the same area not normally grant a student visa for study in of study, or a related discipline, as the intended New Zealand where the intended programme of area of research. Applicants for this degree must study is wholly delivered by distance mode and provide evidence of a research background. students are not required to be attending classes They must submit a research proposal and at an Otago campus or designated centre. identify a principal supervisor willing to provide full supervision for the thesis.
11 Masters’ Degrees Honours Degrees Postgraduate Certificates Masters’ degrees vary in nature at Otago, Most three-year bachelors’ degrees have A postgraduate certificate is generally a six- but most allow for the development of postgraduate honours degrees allied to them month coursework qualification that recognises individual research skills. Working from a (e.g. Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Arts with continuing professional development in the same strong background of study, candidates have Honours). They involve further papers in the area as the candidate’s original degree. It can the opportunity to contribute to existing subject of the first degree and a research report usually be completed in one semester of full-time specialist fields or to begin to develop new or dissertation. study, or the equivalent in part-time study. areas of research. Masters’ degrees are typically A postgraduate honours degree must normally research-only, but some can be a combination be completed in one academic year of full- Entrance requirements of research and coursework, or a mainly time study. It is possible to undertake honours A postgraduate certificate can be taken at coursework programme. degrees in more than one subject, or to take a any time after the completion of a bachelor’s A master’s degree is normally a full-time combined honours degree (involving a blend degree. It is usually undertaken in the same one-year programme for candidates with an of papers from two subjects). area of study as the major subject pursued for a honours degree or postgraduate diploma, and bachelor’s degree or in a related discipline. a two-year full-time programme for candidates Entrance requirements with a standard bachelor’s degree. Increasingly, new coursework masters’ programmes are A postgraduate honours degree can be taken at Diploma for Graduates any time after the completion of a bachelor’s being developed which are 1-1.5 years in length degree. It is usually undertaken in the same The Diploma for Graduates is a one-year and allow entry after a standard bachelor’s area of study as the major subject pursued for a qualification open to graduates. Unlike a degree. Such programmes are usually designed bachelor’s degree, or in a related discipline, and postgraduate diploma, which involves 400-level to take students from diverse academic requires achievement at a high academic level. papers, the Diploma for Graduates typically backgrounds. involves undergraduate papers (that is, papers at 100-, 200- and 300-level). The Diploma for Postgraduate Diplomas Entrance requirements Graduates comes in two forms. In its flexible A postgraduate diploma provides a specialist form, the diploma is intended for graduates Candidates with an honours degree or postgraduate qualification and a pathway who wish to broaden their undergraduate postgraduate diploma may apply for master’s to research study, extending the knowledge background, and any combination of subjects study by thesis only. In some cases, candidates gained in a bachelor’s degree. It offers students that constitutes an academically feasible and with a bachelor’s degree may apply for a structured courses and guidance, as well as the justifiable programme of study is permitted, coursework master’s degree or for master’s opportunity to undertake some independent provided that the chosen combination study by coursework and thesis. research. Students are able to focus on a specific includes enough points at 300-level. The A master’s degree is usually undertaken in area of study while developing research skills. endorsed form of the Diploma for Graduates the same area of study as the major subject identifies a subject of specialisation, and A postgraduate diploma can usually be pursued for a bachelor’s degree, postgraduate requires that papers be concentrated in that completed in one academic year of full-time diploma or honours degree. However, some subject. Since the endorsed diploma for study. other masters’ programmes are available that graduates is approximately equivalent to a new require only that the candidate is a graduate major subject, it is often used as a bridge to and/or has appropriate work experience. Entrance requirements postgraduate study. A postgraduate diploma can be taken at any otago.ac.nz/study/masters time after the completion of a bachelor’s degree. Entrance requirements It is usually undertaken in the same area of study Candidates with a bachelor’s degree or as the major subject pursued for a bachelor’s extensive training and experience in an degree, or in a related discipline, and requires appropriate field may apply. achievement at a satisfactory academic level.
Scholarships (for masters’ and doctoral students) University of Otago Scholarships The University offers a number of generous masters’ awards and doctoral scholarships (for PhD and other doctoral-level study). Scholarship or Award Tuition Fees Stipend ($NZ) Duration (months) Coursework Master’s Scholarship Partial ($10,000) - - International Master’s Scholarship (Master’s thesis) Yes 13,000 12 Doctoral Scholarship Yes 25,000 36 Pacific Island Doctoral Scholarship (Pacific Island students) Yes 25,000 36 Dr Sulaiman Daud 125th Jubilee Postgraduate Scholarship (Doctoral, Malaysian students) Yes 25,000* 36 Special Health Research Scholarship (Doctoral) Yes 25,000 36 * plus additional sundry costs (e.g. partial insurance costs, establishment allowance) The University of Otago scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, research ability (where applicable) and suitability within the department. No interview is required. Students already receiving a full scholarship covering tuition fees and living costs are not usually eligible.
13 Otago offers over 200 scholarships per year for which international students can apply. Application Procedure – New Zealand International Student Loans for US University of Otago Doctoral Research Citizens, US Nationals, Masters’ and Doctoral Scholarships (Nzidrs) Permanent Residents, or Scholarships These scholarships, funded by the New Zealand eligible non-citizens Applicants for University of Otago masters’ Government through Education New Zealand, The University is accredited to participate in and doctoral scholarships normally apply at are open to all students who do not hold the US Federal Student Aid Loan Program and the same time that they apply for international New Zealand or Australian residence and are eligible US students are able to apply for William student admission to their chosen degree; awarded on the basis of academic excellence. D. Ford Federal Direct Loans to fund their study. applications are considered on a continuous Applications close on 15 July each year. The University of Otago’s US Department of basis throughout the year. Scholarship For further information, please see: Education School Code is G21568. Students application forms can be downloaded from: intending to apply for loans should first contact enz.govt.nz/how-we-work/scholarships the US Financial Aid section of the International otago.ac.nz/applynow Division: email@example.com Further information on individual student Applicants must also apply online for New Zealand Aid eligibility is available at: admission, see: Programme Scholarships otago.ac.nz/international/postgraduate otago.ac.nz/international/usfinancialaid/index.html The New Zealand Government, through its New Zealand Aid Programme, provides For further information contact the Further information about all University of scholarships to citizens of some developing Doctoral and Scholarships Office at: Otago scholarships is available at: countries to undertake tertiary level study in firstname.lastname@example.org New Zealand. The purpose of the New Zealand otago.ac.nz/study/scholarships Aid Programme’s scholarship schemes is to enhance the skills, training and knowledge of selected individuals and thereby build capacity to contribute to the sustainable development of key areas in their home country, including the reduction of poverty. For further information about these scholarships, please see: aid.govt.nz/schols
Business otago.ac.nz/business The Otago Business School is one of fewer than 100 business schools worldwide to hold dual EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) and US-based AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation status. This ensures our qualifications are globally portable and truly recognised around the world, and gives students confidence in choosing to study at Otago. The School’s strengths lie in teaching and research which are supported by a Undergraduate Studies Otago MBA comprehensive range of subject disciplines Qualifications at both undergraduate The School is also proud to offer the Otago including Accountancy, Business and postgraduate levels are available. The MBA which has established a worldwide Administration, Economics, Entrepreneurship, undergraduate Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) reputation. The programme boasts an Finance, Hospitality, Information Science, is a three-year degree, which incorporates a International Exchange option with top- International Business, Management, “core” set of compulsory papers that provide ranked MBA programme partners around the Marketing and Tourism – all contributing to the a general overview to all disciplines available world, as well as the opportunity to specialise School’s national and international reputation. within the School. The “core” complements in a range of elective papers from across the the major area(s) of study, making students Business School, or online electives. more employable due to their increased Students undertaking the Otago MBA receive understanding of modern business practices. the added support of a business mentor from the Dunedin business community for the duration of their study. Students meet regularly with Postgraduate Options mentors to guarantee a robust Kiwi experience Postgraduate study offers a number of options, as well as to integrate their learning and gain ranging from diplomas through to coursework insight into business practice in New Zealand. or research masters’ and PhDs. Postgraduate qualifications are flexible and offer coursework or research-based study, or a mixture of both. Students completing masters’ or PhD degrees may apply for University scholarships. Students can tailor their individual programme to suit their educational or professional needs. The flexibility of the postgraduate qualifications ensures that students who come from diverse backgrounds can still attain the qualification they need.
15 Otago Business School qualifications are globally portable and recognised around the world. Why Choose Entrepreneurially Minded? Research Strengths Business at Otago? Students with entrepreneurial flair are Augmented Reality The University of Otago Business School encouraged to enter the Audacious Student Conflict and Negotiations is an Asia-Pacific leader in business Business Challenge, which aims to help launch Computer Security education and research, and the School new businesses. Students have the opportunity Competitive Advantage hosts its own Bloomberg Financial terminal to win cash and prizes. For more information visit audacious.co.nz. All you need to enter is Complex Systems – a resource second to none for up-to- the-minute financial data from around an idea! Computational Modelling the globe. Consumer Behaviour The Visiting Executive Programme offers students regular opportunities to attend World-Class Contemporary Mobilities seminars presented by leading executives Business Education Digital Repositories Economic Growth and Development from organisations such as the Reserve Bank The School values its international connections of New Zealand, and New Zealand Trade Employment Relations Law and is a member of several prestigious and Enterprise. Individual departments also Entrepreneurship and SMEs international education networks, including frequently host seminars on a wide range of the Partnership in International Management Health Informatics topics – postgraduate students are encouraged (PIM), the Pacific Asian Consortium for Human Resource Management to attend, participate and to develop International Business Education and Research interdisciplinary networks. International Economics (PACIBER), the European Foundation for International Marketing Strategy Management Development (EFMD), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of International Trade Student Exchange Business (AACSB) and is a founding member Leadership Collegiality with international business schools of the Association of Asia Pacific Business Mäori Business is promoted through the student exchange Schools (AAPBS). Mediation programme and international case study Negotiation competitions. Students can choose from an Performance Management extensive list of more than 50 international business schools for their exchange experience. Recreation Research Representation and Identity Wilderness and Nature-based Tourism Software Engineering Spatial Analysis Student-centred and Case-based Accounting Pedagogy Sustainable Tourism Sustainability and New Zealand Business: Discourse, Practice and Reporting Telecommunication
Business NAME OF COURSE DURATION (YEARS) SEMESTER INTAKES S1=Semester One S2=Semester Two 2015 INDICATIVE ¤ TUITION FEES (NZ$) MODE OF STUDY CW=Coursework R=Research SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS TEACHING C=On campus Undergraduate BUSINESS Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)* 3 Accounting † S1 or S2 25,150 CW C Economics † S1 or S2 25,150 CW C Finance † S1 or S2 25,150 CW C Information Science † S1 or S2 27,200 CW C International Business † S1 or S2 25,150 CW C Language / cultural papers as part of course Management † S1 or S2 25,150 CW C Marketing Management † S1 or S2 25,150 CW C Tourism † S1 or S2 25,150 CW C † All BCom students must complete BCom “core” papers in addition to major subject requirements. * Students can study Hospitality and Entrepreneurship as specialist minors. ¤ Important notes to be read with the 2015 indicative fees are located on page 68. All BCom programmes are taught from the Dunedin campus.
Business 2015 INDICATIVE ¤ TUITION FEES (NZ$) MODE OF STUDY # CW=Coursework R=Research NAME OF COURSE DURATION ^ (YEARS) SEMESTER INTAKES S1=Semester One S2=Semester Two TEACHING C=On campus EMAIL Postgraduate BUSINESS Bachelor of Commerce with 1 Honours (BCom(Hons)) Accounting S1 26,800 CWR C email@example.com Economics S1 26,800 CWR C firstname.lastname@example.org Finance S1 26,800 CWR C email@example.com Information Science S1 29,300 CWR C firstname.lastname@example.org International Business S1 26,800 CWR C email@example.com Management S1 26,800 CWR C firstname.lastname@example.org Marketing Management S1 26,800 CWR C email@example.com Tourism S1 26,800 CWR C firstname.lastname@example.org Postgraduate Diploma in Commerce 1 (PGDipCom) Accounting S1 or S2 26,800 CW C email@example.com Entrepreneurship S1 or S2 26,000 CW Cø firstname.lastname@example.org Finance S1 or S2 26,800 CW C email@example.com Information Science S1 or S2 29,300 CW C firstname.lastname@example.org International Business S1 or S2 26,800 CW C email@example.com Management S1 or S2 26,800 CW C firstname.lastname@example.org Marketing Management S1 or S2 26,800 CW C email@example.com Tourism S1 or S2 26,800 CW C firstname.lastname@example.org Master of Commerce (MCom) * 1 Accounting S1 or S2 26,800 R C email@example.com Economics S1 or S2 26,800 R C firstname.lastname@example.org Finance S1 or S2 26,800 R C email@example.com Information Science S1 or S2 29,300 R C firstname.lastname@example.org International Business S1 or S2 26,800 R C email@example.com Management S1 or S2 26,800 R C firstname.lastname@example.org Marketing Management S1 or S2 26,800 R C email@example.com Tourism S1 or S2 26,800 R C firstname.lastname@example.org Master of Business (MBus) 18 mths Estimated fees for the whole programme CWR Accounting S1 or S2 48,240 C email@example.com Economics S1 or S2 48,240 C firstname.lastname@example.org Finance S1 or S2 48,240 C email@example.com Information Science S1 or S2 52,740 C firstname.lastname@example.org International Business S1 or S2 48,240 C email@example.com Management S1 or S2 48,240 C firstname.lastname@example.org Marketing Management S1 or S2 48,240 C email@example.com ^ The minimum duration assumes a full-time course of study. # Programmes listed as CW consist mainly of coursework papers, but may include a research project or dissertation. * Where a master’s programme is available as a one-year research option, the entry may be S1 or S2. The availability of papers in any particular year may preclude an S2 intake for some coursework programmes. ø All Business School programmes are taught from the Dunedin campus, except the Master of Entrepreneurship and PGDipCom in Entrepreneurship which are offered in both Dunedin (S1) and Queenstown (S2). 17 ¤ Important notes to be read with the 2015 indicative fees are located on page 68.
Business 2015 INDICATIVE ¤ TUITION FEES (NZ$) NAME OF COURSE MODE OF STUDY # CW=Coursework R=Research TEACHING C=On campus DT=Distance taught DURATION ^ (YEARS) SEMESTER INTAKES S1=Semester One S2=Semester Two SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS EMAIL Postgraduate Master of Accounting (MAcct) 12 mths S2 Contact the CW & research C Acceptable work experience firstname.lastname@example.org International Division project/dissertation or academic qualification Master of Business Administration (MBA) 12-24 mths April 45,240 for the whole CW & major C Three years’ work experience, email@example.com programme business project interview and GMAT 550+ Diploma in Business Administration up to 42 mths April Contact the CW & C Five years’ work experience firstname.lastname@example.org (DipBusAdmin) p/t International Division consulting report and interview Master of Business Data Science (MBusDataSc) 1• S1 42,289 CW C email@example.com Master of Entrepreneurship (MEntr) 1• S1 or S2 39,000 CW Cø Acceptable work experience firstname.lastname@example.org or academic qualification Master of Finance (MFinc) 1• S1 40,200 CW C email@example.com Diploma for Graduates in Advertising 1 S1 or S2 Contact the CW C firstname.lastname@example.org (DipGrad) International Division Diploma for Graduates in Sports 1 S1 or S2 Contact the CW C email@example.com Business (DipGrad) International Division Postgraduate Diploma in Health Informatics 1 f/t or 2 p/t S1 or S2 34,600 CWR DT firstname.lastname@example.org (PGDipHealInf) † Master of Health Science (MHealSc) 1 or 2 S1 Contact the CWR C & DT email@example.com (Endorsed in Health Management) International Division Master of Professional Accounting 18 mths S2 (TBA) CW & research C Acceptable work experience firstname.lastname@example.org (MProfAcct) project/dissertation or academic qualification TOURISM Diploma for Graduates (DipGrad) 1 S1 or S2 Contact the CWR C Acceptable work experience email@example.com (Endorsed in Tourism) International Division or academic qualification Master of Tourism (MTour) 1• S1 40,200 for the whole CWR C firstname.lastname@example.org programme DOCTORAL Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 3 S1 or S2 See page 69 R C email@example.com In all subject areas above ^ The minimum duration assumes a full-time course of study. # Programmes listed as CW consist mainly of coursework papers, but may include a research project or dissertation. * Where a master’s programme is available as a one-year research option, the entry may be S1 or S2. The availability of papers in any particular year may preclude an S2 intake for some coursework programmes. † Course run through Department of Information Science, School of Business. • Three semesters of study (one calendar year). ø All Business School programmes are taught from the Dunedin campus, except the Master of Entrepreneurship and PGDipCom in Entrepreneurship which are offered in both Dunedin (S1) and Queenstown (S2). ¤ Important notes to be read with the 2015 indicative fees are located on page 68.
student profile 19 Ali Murdan Indonesian student Ali Murdan says he considered “three Cs” when economic valuation of eco-tourism. “I didn’t use English very often in This ties in with his job in Indonesia my former jobs so when I arrived Indonesia he chose Otago for his Master of where he is a government officer I did a one-month prep course to Master of Tourism Tourism studies. in the Ministry of Tourism and improve my English for academic “The first is ‘country’. New Zealand Creative Economy. purposes.” is beautiful and has an advanced “There are similarities here with Ali’s wife and two daughters also reputation in nature-based tourism,” Indonesia – there are many natural live here, and when he isn’t studying he says. resources to be used as tourist they spend as much time as possible “Second is ‘city’. Dunedin is a great destinations. After studying I hope visiting libraries, museums and small city and famous for its student I can utilise my knowledge and gardens. Ali especially enjoys the life. contribute significantly to the 10-minute walk from his home development of tourism in my to university through the Botanic “And third is ‘campus’. My tourism country.” Gardens and that it only takes him department has international calibre five minutes to get from campus to lecturers and is highly ranked.” Otago has a relatively small number of Indonesian students but they’re the nearest mosque. His course of study is three very close – “we have gatherings, “I don’t have to worry about semesters, the final semester of perform in cultural events and whether I can pray. Here I can study which is a research project. Ali, sometimes go on trips.” and still manage my prayer time.” who is here on a New Zealand ASEAN scholarship, plans to focus It was initially challenging speaking his research on national park English but the University helped, he management, in particular the says.
The University of Otago has an unparalleled reputation in the field of Health Sciences. Health Sciences otago.ac.nz/healthsciences The University of Otago is New The Division of Health Sciences provides research-based undergraduate, postgraduate, Undergraduate Study Zealand’s longest-established professional and academic programmes of an The Division of Health Sciences offers a range Health Sciences’ research and international standard in the health and related of professional degrees: biomedical sciences. In a typical year, there are teaching institution. It is the • Medicine (MB ChB, six years) more than 4,000 undergraduate students and only New Zealand university 1,000 postgraduate students studying a wide • Dental Surgery (BDS, five years) • Medical Laboratory Science to offer a degree in Dentistry, variety of health-related programmes. (BMLSc, four years) and one of only two to offer The strength of Health Sciences at Otago is • Pharmacy (BPharm, four years) reflected in the international reputation of the degrees in Pharmacy, Medicine division’s research teams, the high standard • Physiotherapy (BPhty, four years). and Physiotherapy. Otago also of teaching and research facilities, and the A limited number of places may be available wide range of programmes available. Otago offers the benefits of a national for international students in the second year graduates are employed around the world and of each of the MB ChB, BDS, BMLSc, BPharm presence, with teaching hubs in many have risen to leadership positions at and BPhty degrees. numerous locations throughout overseas universities and research institutions. Prior to commencing study at the University New Zealand, and Schools of of Otago, applicants are strongly advised to contact the International Division for Medicine and Health Sciences guidance regarding entry opportunities to the located in Christchurch and professional programmes. Wellington, in addition to the The Division also offers: Dunedin-based schools. • Bachelor of Dental Technology (BDentTech, three years) • Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH, three years) • Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (BBiomedSc, three years).
21 In addition, Otago’s strength in biomedical sciences offers numerous opportunities for Postgraduate Study Indigenous Health Research Infectious Diseases study in the biological sciences. Specific Postgraduate students from a range of Inflammation programme options include the Bachelor backgrounds choose to study Health Sciences of Biomedical Sciences (BBiomedSc, three Injury Prevention at Otago. years) and Bachelor of Science (BSc, three International Health Programmes are available in Dentistry, years) in one of the biological majors, Kidney Health and Disease Medicine, Medical Sciences, Pharmacy, including Anatomy, Biochemistry, Genetics, Physiotherapy, as well as in a wide range of Lifecourse Research Microbiology and Immunology, Neuroscience, health-related disciplines such as Bioethics, Mäori Health Research Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Physiology. Occupational Health, Public Health, Medical Education Research Mental Health, Sports Medicine and Health Memory and Learning Health Sciences Informatics. Mental Health First Year The range of Health Sciences’ postgraduate Microbiology and Microbial Molecular Genetics programmes available at the University enables The Health Sciences First Year programme is the sharing of knowledge, information, staff Neurodegenerative Disorders the first year of study for students seeking entry and resources, and the cross-fertilisation of Neuroendocrinology into any one of the following degrees: MB ChB, ideas and initiatives. Otago’s Health Sciences’ Neuroscience BDS, BMLSc, BPharm and BPhty*. researchers are extremely successful in gaining research funding from external sources, many Nursing Practice Entry into the second year of each of these are international leaders in their fields and Obesity degrees is competitive and selection is based some hold executive posts in international Occupational Health upon the grades achieved in the Health Sciences professional bodies. First Year programme and, in some cases, a Oral Health and Disease current UMAT result and an oral assessment. The success of the Division of Health Sciences’ Oral Microbiology collaboration can be illustrated by the number It is important that students are familiar Pacific Island Health Research of multidisciplinary research activities hosted with the regulations for these programmes if by the division. Paediatrics wishing to compete for a place in one or more Pharmacology and Toxicology of them. Regulations for these programmes can be found at otago.ac.nz/healthsciences Pharmacovigilance Research Strengths Pharmacy Practice Research It also provides suitable academic preparation for students wishing, as an alternative, to take a Addiction and Substance Abuse Plant Health and Disease Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences or a Bachelor Asthma Primary Health Care and Service Delivery of Science in one of the biological majors. Autoimmune Diseases Protein Structure and Function The Health Sciences First Year programme Biological Anthropology Proteomics comprises seven compulsory papers: Bioengineering Public Health Bioethics Rehabilitation and Disability BIOC 192 Foundations of Biochemistry Bioinformatics Reproduction and Development CELS 191 Cell and Molecular Biology Brain Health Rural Health Cancer Epidemiology and Control Social and Economic Determinants of Health CHEM 191 The Chemical Basis of Biology and Human Health Cancer Biology and Genetics Suicide Prevention HEAL 192 Foundations of Epidemiology Cardiac Health and Disease Sustainable Cities Cardioendocrinology Tobacco Research HUBS 191 Human Body Systems I Chronic Diseases Vaccine Development HUBS 192 Human Body Systems II Developmental Genetics Vascular Biology PHSI 191 Biological Physics Diabetes and Obesity Virology Drug Formulation and Delivery of Bioactives Women’s Health *Health Sciences First Year should be your first Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases Specific staff research expertise can be found on year of tertiary study. Free Radicals and Antioxidants the website: Forensic Research Genetics and Genomics otago.ac.nz/healthsciences/expertise Gut Health Health Inequalities and Interventions Health Services Research Housing and Health Research Immunology and Immunity
Undergraduate NAME OF COURSE DURATION (YEARS) SEMESTER INTAKES S1=Semester One S2=Semester Two CAMPUS D=Dunedin C=Christchurch W=Wellington MODE OF STUDY CW=Coursework R=Research CC = Clinical component SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS 2015 INDICATIVE ¤ TUITION FEES (NZ$) TEACHING C=On campus DT=Distance taught Health Sciences HEALTH SCIENCES Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) 5 S1 D CW, CC C Restricted entry Health Sciences First Year 29,280 Years 2-5 (per year) 85,000 Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (BMLSc) 4 S1 D CW, CC C Restricted entry Health Sciences First Year 29,280 Years 2-4 (per year) 34,400 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB) 6 S1 D CW, CC C Restricted entry Health Sciences First Year 29,280 Years 2-3 (per year) 66,500 Years 4-6 (per year) 76,000 Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) 4 S1 D CW, CC C Restricted entry Health Sciences First Year 29,280 Years 2-4 (per year) 35,500 Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPhty) 4 S1 D CW, CC C Restricted entry Health Sciences First Year 29,280 Years 2-4 (per year) 34,400 Bachelor of Dental Technology (BDentTech) 3 S1 D CW, R C Restricted entry Year 1 32,660 Year 2 35,000 Year 3 33,523 Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH) 3 S1 D CW, CC C Restricted entry Year 1 33,140 Year 2 32,185 Year 3 35,000 Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (BBiomedSc) 3 Drugs and Human Health S1 28,400 D CW C Functional Human Biology S1 28,400 D CW C Infection and Immunity S1 28,400 D CW C Molecular Basis of Health and Disease S1 28,400 D CW C Nutrition, Metabolism and Human Health S1 28,400 D CW C Reproduction, Genetics and Development S1 28,400 D CW C ¤ Important notes to be read with the 2015 indicative fees are located on page 68.
NAME OF COURSE DURATION (YEARS) SEMESTER INTAKES S1=Semester One S2=Semester Two 2015 INDICATIVE ¤ TUITION FEES (NZ$) CAMPUS D=Dunedin C=Christchurch W=Wellington MODE OF STUDY # CW=Coursework R=Research TEACHING C=On campus DT=Distance taught SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS EMAIL Health Sciences HEALTH SCIENCES Bachelor of Science (BSc) 3 Anatomy S1 28,400 D CW C Biochemistry S1 28,400 D CW C Genetics S1 28,400 D CW C Microbiology S1 28,400 D CW C Undergraduate/Postgraduate Neuroscience S1 28,400 D CW C Pharmacology S1 28,400 D CW C Physiology S1 28,400 D CW C Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHealSc)~ Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport 1 p/t S1 or S2 17,300 W CW DT firstname.lastname@example.org Clinical Research 1 p/t S1 or S2 17,300 W CW DT email@example.com Hazard Assessment and Management 2 p/t S1 or S2 17,300 DW CWR DT Must be able to attend workshop firstname.lastname@example.org Musculoskeletal Management 1 p/t S1 or S2 17,300 C CW DT NZ registered health professional email@example.com Occupational Health 1 p/t S1 or S2 17,300 D CW DT firstname.lastname@example.org Pain and Pain Management 1 p/t S1 or S2 17,300 C CW DT NZ registered health professional email@example.com Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (PGDipHealSc)~ Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport 2 p/t 34,600 W CW DT firstname.lastname@example.org Bioethics 1 or 2 p/t S1 or S2 29,800 D CW C & DT(NZ) email@example.com Clinical Research 1 or 2 p/t S1 or S2 34,600 W CW DT firstname.lastname@example.org Hazard Assessment and Management 2 p/t S1 or S2 34,600 DW CWR DT Must be able to attend workshop email@example.com Musculoskeletal Management 2 p/t S1 or S2 34,600 C CW DT NZ registered health professional firstname.lastname@example.org Occupational Health 2 p/t S1 or S2 34,600 D CW DT email@example.com Pain & Pain Management 2 p/t S1 or S2 34,600 C CW DT NZ registered health professional firstname.lastname@example.org Unendorsed Study S1 or S2 34,600 DCW CW C & DT Papers should constitute a email@example.com coherent programme of study # Programmes listed as CW consist mainly of coursework papers but may include a research project or dissertation. ~ Applicants are normally expected to be currently working in a health setting in the relevant field. ¤ Important notes to be read with the 2015 indicative fees are located on page 68. Where part-time study is indicated a pro-rata fee may apply. 23
EMAIL TEACHING C=On campus DT=Distance taught NAME OF COURSE DURATION (YEARS) 2015 INDICATIVE ¤ TUITION FEES (NZ$) MODE OF STUDY # CW=Coursework R=Research SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS SEMESTER INTAKES S1=Semester One S2=Semester Two CAMPUS D=Dunedin C=Christchurch W=Wellington Postgraduate Health Sciences Master of Health Sciences (MHealSc)~ Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport 4 p/t 34,600 W CWR DT firstname.lastname@example.org Aviation Medicine 1 or 2 S1 or S2 34,600 W CWR DT email@example.com Clinical Research 2 p/t 34,600 W R DT firstname.lastname@example.org Health Management 1 or 2 Contact DCW CWR C email@example.com International firstname.lastname@example.org Division email@example.com Musculoskeletal Management 1 or 2 34,600 C CWR DT (NZ & Aus) NZ registered health professional firstname.lastname@example.org Occupational Health 1 or 2 34,600 D CWR DT (NZ) email@example.com Occupational Medicine 4 p/t 34,600 W CWR DT firstname.lastname@example.org Pain and Pain Management 1 or 2 34,600 C CW DT NZ registered health professional email@example.com Rehabilitation 1 or 2 W CWR DT (NZ) firstname.lastname@example.org Unendorsed Study S1 or S2 34,600 DCW CW C & DT Papers should constitute a email@example.com coherent programme of study Postgraduate Diploma in Health 1 or 2 S1 or S2 Contact DCW CW C Expectation of around two years firstname.lastname@example.org Management (PGDipHealMgt) International work experience email@example.com Division firstname.lastname@example.org Postgraduate Certificate in 1 p/t S1 17,300 W CW DT (NZ) email@example.com Medical Technology (PGCertMedTech) Postgraduate Diploma in Medical 2 S1 34,600 W CW DT (NZ) Currently working as a firstname.lastname@example.org Technology (PGDipMedTech) medical technician Postgraduate Diploma in Medical 1 or 2 S1 34,600 DCW CWR C email@example.com Laboratory Science (PGDipMLSc) Master of Medical Laboratory 1 or 2 S1 34,600 DCW R C firstname.lastname@example.org Science (MMLSc) Postgraduate Diploma in Sport 1-4 S1 24,000 D CW DT Graduate in relevant health science field email@example.com and Exercise Medicine (PGDipSEM) Bachelor of Biomedical Science with 1f/t S1 32,500 DC CWR C Evidence of BBiomedsc or equivalent firstname.lastname@example.org Honours (BBiomedSc(Hons)) # Programmes listed as CW consist mainly of coursework papers but may include a research project or dissertation. ~ Applicants are normally expected to be currently working in a health setting in the relevant field. ¤ Important notes to be read with the 2015 indicative fees are located on page 68. Where part-time study is indicated a pro-rata fee may apply.
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