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Biochemistry

Biochemistry – the study of life in chemical terms – is one of the fastest growing areas of modern science. You'll learn about the fundamental molecules of life – proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and nucleic acids – seeking to understand how they interact in living organisms, both in health and disease.

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.

Facilities

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.

Career Opportunities

  • Biochemist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Food Biochemist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Medical Laboratory Technologist

100 level

Cellular and Molecular BiologyBIOL10115.0 Points
The Biology of OrganismsBIOL10215.0 Points
Structure and SpectroscopyCHEM11115.0 Points
Chemical ReactivityCHEM11215.0 Points
Statistics for ScienceSTAT11115.0 Points
Introduction to Statistical MethodsSTAT12115.0 Points

200 level

300 level

Refer to the Work Placement section in the Calendar for more details.

Advanced GeneticsBIOL31020.0 Points
Advanced BiochemistryBIOL35120.0 Points
Molecular Biology and BiotechniquesBIOL36220.0 Points
Analytical and Inorganic Chemistry 2CHEM31120.0 Points
Organic and Physical Chemistry 2CHEM31220.0 Points

DairyNZ Masters Scholarship

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

The Hicks Scholarship

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

University of Waikato Summer Research Scholarship

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

University of Waikato Taught Postgraduate Scholarship

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

Faculty of Science & Engineering

Phone: +64 7 838 4625 / 0800 438 254
Email: science@waikato.ac.nz
Website: sci.waikato.ac.nz
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