University of Canterbury
College of Science
Christchurch, Canterbury 8041
PhD: Doctor of Philosophy, GradDipSc: Graduate Diploma in Science - Biological Sciences, PGDipSc: Postgraduate Diploma in Science (equivalent to first year of Masters programme); BSc(
Microbiology is one of the cornerstones of the new science of molecular biology with its exciting prospects in 'genetic engineering'. One of the most important and useful branches of biological science, it is concerned with organisms of microscopic dimensions, especially viruses, bacteria and fungi.