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The University of Queensland (UQ)

  • 29% international / 71% domestic

Master of Biotechnology

  • Masters (Coursework)

Equip yourself with the scientific skills and business, legal and regulatory understanding needed to translate discoveries from the laboratory to real life.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
1.5 years full-time
Course Code
5159, 034034J
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$41,040 per year / $61,560 total

About this course

The Master of Biotechnology program is designed for scientists who want to update their technical skills in core areas such as molecular biology, protein technology or bioinformatics, or acquire research laboratory experience. The program also suits legal or business professionals with some scientific background who want to learn about the latest technological developments.

For your 1.5 years of full-time studies, you'll select from more than 30 courses, allowing you to tailor your studies to suit your interests and career goals.

Specialise in Agricultural Biotechnology to discover how to meet environmental and food security challenges with gene editing, genomics, proteomics, recombinant DNA technology, bioinformatics and disease diagnostics. Alternatively, you can choose electives in molecular genetics, food microbiology, entrepreneurship and strategy, intellectual property, drug discovery and development, immunology and infectious diseases, and more.

You'll also have the opportunity to put your learning into practice through internships, placements and international study options that focus on research and development, commercialisation, marketing and the business of science.

With more than 400 biotechnology companies and some 600 medical device companies in Australia alone, graduates are in high demand for roles in health, agriculture, diagnostics, the environment, forestry, law and commerce.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • Gain an internationally recognised qualification through UQ's Masters of Biotechnology Program, accredited by the US Council of Graduate Schools (Washington DC) as a Professional Science Master's program.
  • Learn from entrepreneurial scientists who have successfully commercialised their scientific discoveries.
  • Take advantage of a large suite of electives in science that underpin new biotechnologies.

Career pathways

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

  • Plant breeding and engineering specialist
  • Nanotechnology and biosensor application specialist
  • Diagnostic test developer
  • Business plan analyst
  • Pharmaceutical designer
  • Industry researcher
  • Venture capital consultant
  • Plant breeding, engineering, cropping or horticulture specialist
  • Plant and animal geneticist
  • Agricultural advisory board member