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Molecular Biology Research Extensive

University of Queensland

18 months
41936 AUD/year
30400 AUD/year
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If your goal is to work at the coalface of molecular biology research, this 1.5 year Molecular Biology Research Extensive program from University of Queensland will give you a head start. It'll enhance your technical and research skills in core areas of molecular biology, protein technology and bioinformatics through a two- or three-semester laboratory immersion. 


In this Molecular Biology Research Extensive program from University of Queensland, you'll learn the latest techniques in molecular biology, like protein engineering, artificial evolution, enzymology, high-throughput screening, bioinformatics, ancestral sequence reconstruction, fundamental methods of molecular cloning, protein purification and LC-MS analysis of small molecules.

You'll also learn how to formulate a hypothesis, design and execute experiments, and become familiar with Australian safety standards. Regular consultations with your supervisor allow you to discuss progress and receive feedback and guidance.

Career possibilities

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
  • Biomedical science lecturer
  • Bioinformatician
  • Virologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Embryologist

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Molecular Biology Laboratory 
  • Advanced Protein Technology 
  • Major Research Project & Seminars  
  • Literature Review in Molecular Biology 
  • Advanced Research Project & Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS code: 085547F 
  • An approved equivalent Bachelor degree (Honours) in Genetics, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biological Chemistry, or an approved discipline; or
  • Bachelor degree in an approved discipline plus a postgraduate qualification incorporating a major research project or other significant research experience.
  • UQ or equivalent GPA of 5 or above on a 7 point scale.
  • English language requirements

Tuition Fee

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    41936 AUD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 41936 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    30400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30400 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.


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