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The University of Queensland (UQ)

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Master of Bioinformatics Research Extensive

  • Masters (Research)

Capitalise on the expanding demand for bioinformaticians with an interdisciplinary skill-set and research expertise that will make you employable anywhere in the world.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Research)
1.5 years full-time
Course Code
5628, 085554G
Intake Months
International Fees
$41,040 per year / $61,560 total

About this course

The Master of Bioinformatics Research Extensive is designed for biological sciences, computing and mathematics graduates with Honours, who wish to increase their technical and research skills in core areas of bioinformatics, update their knowledge of recent technologies and methodologies, and obtain practical laboratory and computational skills through prolonged immersion in a research laboratory.

For your 1.5 years of full-time studies, you'll select from over 20 courses, allowing you to tailor your studies to suit your interests and career goals.

You'll also have the opportunity to complete an independent research project on campus or in industry, which will increase your technical and research skills.

As industries are moving more deeply into genetic technologies, the demand for bioinformaticians is expanding. This program will prepare you for a highly rewarding career in a variety of organisations, including pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, research organisations and government.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • Gain advanced expertise in computational statistics, software engineering, data mining and genome informatics.
  • Learn from academics who are leading researchers in their fields.
  • Engage in laboratory research across disciplines such as neuroscience, medicine and agriculture.
  • Take advantage of links to industry, government and academic institutions in Australia and overseas.

Career pathways

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

  • Bioinformatician
  • Data scientist
  • Data analyst
  • Biostatistician
  • Clinical data manager
  • Geneticist
  • Medical writer
  • Technical writer
  • Research scientist
  • Software/database programmer