The Quantitative Biology and Bioinformatics (Advanced) program at the Australian National University caters to a range of students including (1) students who have come from an undergraduate biological degree, by providing the appropriate mathematical and programming skills; (2) to students with a more quantitative undergraduate background, by providing the necessary background in biology and biological data and analyses.
Students also have the opportunity to learn about, and apply, techniques in client engagement and the real-world practice of consulting. Finally, students will develop work on an original research project that builds on, and applies, their knowledge of quantitative biological data analysis.
- demonstrate an understanding of the mathematical and computational foundations of biological data analysis
- formulate and apply appropriate quantitative methods to analyse biological data
- interpret, synthesize and critically analyse published literature of relevance to quantitative biology and bioinformatics
- advise, and provide assistance to others, on the appropriate use of techniques for the analysis of biological data
- develop and execute an independent research project that builds on, and extends, knowledge of quantitative biological data analysis
- demonstrate a critical understanding of science in society
- clearly communicate theory and results in both written and oral formats
The Master of Science in Quantitative Biology and Bioinformatics (Advanced) will give you the skills to pursue career paths in a variety of areas. These could include medical research, genetic testing, government policy, public health, agricultural science, software development and pharmaceutical development.
Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.
The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.
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- Consulting in Quantitative Biology
- Biology, Society and Ethics
- Big Questions in Biology
- Health and Disease in a Changing World
- Regression Modelling
- Programming for Scientists
- 24 months
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DisciplinesBiology Informatics & Information Sciences Bioinformatics View 32 other Masters in Bioinformatics in Australia
- At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry.
- Applicants must present a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of at least 5.5/7.0, with at least 8 courses in a cognate area.
International46910 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 46910 AUD per year during 24 months.
National32840 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 32840 AUD per year during 24 months.
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- ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.
- Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.
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