Biochemistry is available as a major for B semester 2017. From 2018 it will be available as a minor only.
Students studying Biochemistry at the University of Waikato take a combination of papers from the Biological Sciences and Chemistry. It's a vital combination, providing a solid understanding of the molecular and chemical principles underlying Biochemistry.
Biochemistry topics in your first year will range from the function and energy flow of cells, to the chemistry of biomolecules, to statistics and data analysis.
As a Biochemistry student at the University of Waikato, you will have access to the University's well-equipped laboratories, becoming familiar with complex research equipment and techniques. You'll be working alongside, and learning from, well-respected researchers, industry professionals and academics.
- Food Biochemist
- Laboratory Technician
- Medical Laboratory Technologist
Study Biochemistry in any of these qualifications
|Cellular and Molecular Biology||BIOL101||15.0 Points|
|The Biology of Organisms||BIOL102||15.0 Points|
|Structure and Spectroscopy||CHEM111||15.0 Points|
|Chemical Reactivity||CHEM112||15.0 Points|
|Statistics for Science||STAT111||15.0 Points|
|Introduction to Statistical Methods||STAT121||15.0 Points|
|Introduction to Genetics||BIOL210||20.0 Points|
|Analytical Tools for the Life and Environmental Sciences||CHEM200||20.0 Points|
|Analytical and Inorganic Chemistry 1||CHEM211||20.0 Points|
|Organic and Physical Chemistry 1||CHEM212||20.0 Points|
|Analytical and Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory 1||CHEM213||10.0 Points|
|Organic and Physical Chemistry Laboratory 1||CHEM214||10.0 Points|
Refer to the Work Placement section in the Calendar for more details.
Scholarships and prizes
For students who are enrolled in the final year or have completed a Bachelors degree in Science, agricultural science, agricultural business or economics and are eligible to enrol in a masters degree at a New Zealand University. Up to three scholarships of $30,000 will be available each year + tuition fees.Closing Date: 2016-08-08 23:59:00
For students who are enrolled or intend to enrol at any New Zealand University to undertake the research portion of their Masters degree in agriculture, horticulture, arborculture, viticulture or animal husbandry. The Scholarship will have a value of up to $15,000.Closing Date: 2014-08-23 23:59:00
For students who are enrolled at a NZ or Australian University and have completed at least three years of undergraduate study. The Summer Research Scholarship provides students with opportunities to experience the challenges and rewards of research. The scholarship will have a value of $5,000.Closing Date: 2016-08-31 23:59:00
For students who are enrolling in 500-level taught papers. Some 400-level taught papers are also eligible (see appendix A of the regulations for a full list). Applicants are expected to have a minimum GPA of A-. International students may apply however they must have completed at least 120 points of study at a New Zealand University. The scholarship will have a value of up to $3,000.Closing Date: 2017-04-30 23:59:00