Fourth Year Students - Biological Sciences - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Fourth Year Biology @ UC

Introduction to Postgrad

Thinking about continuing your studies in 2017? Dr Marie Hale presents an overview to fourth year and beyond:

You are welcome to contact her or our Postgraduate Advisors at any time with any further questions or to help plan your future.

Important dates for 4th year students in 2017

  • 17 Feb Orientation for 4th year Biological Science students (Programme 200KB PDF) Start: 9:30 am, Biology 275 Seminar Room
  • 17 Feb Initial Course meetings to be held between 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm
  • 20 Feb Seminars and tutorials begin. Please check the Course Information System for BIOL 405 and My Timetable for up-to-date course timetable information.
  • 3 March Deadline with Registry for course changes for semester 1 courses
  • 10 March BSc(Hons) research proposal due

  • 12 – 24 Jun Semester 1 exams. Check University examinations timetable ( for dates/times for each course. Exams are in room 275, Biology building.

  • 14 Jul Semester 2 initial course meetings. Timetable (PDF 175KB)
  • 17 Jul Semester 2 seminars and tutorials begin

  • 28 Jul Deadline with Registry for course changes for semester 2 courses

  • 6 October School deadline for submission of all assignments

  • 16-20th (inclusive) October Exams for semester 2 held in Seminar Room 275

  • 26 October BSc(Hons) project presentation at Annual Biology Conference

  • 1 November Honours theses to be submitted to School by 4 pm. BSc(Hons) Project Instructions (pdf 355kb)

UC term and semester dates


  • 400 level Biological Sciences Courses
    (Entry into all 400-level courses is subject to the approval of the Head of the School of Biological Sciences or their delegated representative).

Beyond 4th year

Contact a person

General email enquiries can be sent

General phone enquiries can be made at: +64 3 364 2500

Postgraduate Coordinators

Dr Marie Hale - 4th Year Coordinator
Room Biology 537, Phone 369 5175 internal 95175


Dr Tammy Steeves - Chair Academic Postgraduate Studies Committee
Room Biology 533, Phone 369 5378 internal 95378

Postgraduate Coordinator


Dr Marie Hale - 4th Year Coordinator
Room Biology 537, Phone 364 2739