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The University of Queensland (UQ)

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Graduate Diploma in Molecular Biology

  • Graduate Diploma

Acquire high-level knowledge and develop practical skills relevant to modern molecular biology research or industry practice.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
1 year full-time
Course Code
5127, 034055D
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$41,040 per year / $41,040 total

About this course

With UQ's one -year Graduate Diploma in Molecular Biology program, you can build practical skills as you experience laboratory techniques such as electrophoresis, polymerase chain reaction, endonuclease mapping, fluorescent reporters and expression vectors.

You'll develop an advanced knowledge of the structure and function of genes and the proteins they encode. Your study will cover genome sequencing, recombinant DNA technology and macromolecular structure determination. Through laboratory practicals, workshops, projects and directed study, you'll receive training in bioinformatics, molecular genetics, biomolecular structure and function, and immunology.

You'll also be able to write your own research proposal and carry out a project as part of your course choices.

Plus you'll graduate with the high-level knowledge and skills to achieve your goals in modern molecular biology research or industry practice.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • Study at an international powerhouse of teaching and research in chemical and molecular life sciences.
  • Learn from scientists who have contributed to breakthroughs in safer vaccines, antibiotic resistance, viral infections and early breast cancer detection.
  • Enhance your technical and research skills in core areas of molecular biology, protein technology and bioinformatics.
  • Create and carry out your own research project.

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Analytical biochemist
  • Genetic pathologist
  • Immunologist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Environmental biologist
  • Bioinformatician
  • Pharmaceutical scientist
  • Microbiologist
  • Embryologist
  • Virologist