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University of Queensland

18 months
41936 AUD/year
30930 AUD/year
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Equip yourself with the scientific skills and business, legal and regulatory understanding needed to translate discoveries from the laboratory to real life. The Master of Biotechnology is offered at the University of Queensland. 


The Master of Biotechnology program 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.

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

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.

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 designer

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Commercialisation of Biotechnology Products
  • Biologics
  • Quality Management Systems in Biotechnology
  • Issues in Biotechnology
  • Paper Critique
  • Area Review 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS CODE : 034034J  

  • A bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in biotechnology, science, bioinformatics, pharmacy, agriculture, medicine or engineering; or
  • Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology.
  • You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 on a 7-point scale, in your previous qualification.

Tuition Fee

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    41936 AUD/year
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  • National

    30930 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30930 AUD per year during 18 months.

Living costs for Brisbane

1402 - 2528 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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