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Quantitative Biology and Bioinformatics (Advanced)

Australian National University

24 months
46910 AUD/year
32840 AUD/year
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The Quantitative Biology and Bioinformatics (Advanced) program at the Australian National University is a 2 year full-time (or equivalent part-time) degree that provides students with experience in the use of methods and tools to organise and analyse biological data: statistically, mathematically and computationally. 

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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.

    Learning Outcomes 

  • 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

Employment Opportunities

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Consulting in Quantitative Biology
  • Biology, Society and Ethics 
  • Big Questions in Biology
  • Health and Disease in a Changing World 
  • Regression Modelling
  • Programming for Scientists
  • Electives

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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96 alternative credits


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General requirements

CRICOS: 096440D 

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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    46910 AUD/year
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    32840 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32840 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 AUD /month
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