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University of Queensland

24 months
42992 AUD/year
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The Master of Biotechnology offered at the University of Queensland will equip you with advanced scientific skills and the business, legal and regulatory understanding needed to translate discoveries from the laboratory to real life. 


The Master of Biotechnology offered at the University of Queensland 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 two 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.

Program highlights

  • 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 possibilities 

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 producer

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Directed Studies in Molecular Genetics
  • Directed Studies in Biomolecular Structure & Function
  • Paper Critique
  • Commercialisation of Biotechnology Products
  • Biologics 
  • Quality Management Systems in Biotechnology
  • Issues in Biotechnology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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32 alternative credits


On Campus

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General requirements

CRICOS CODE : 082611E  

  • Bachelor degree in any field, with a grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 on a 7-point scale.

Tuition Fee

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    42992 AUD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 42992 AUD per year during 24 months.


Living costs for Brisbane

1402 - 2528 AUD /month
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Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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