M.Sc. On Campus

Quantitative Biology and Bioinformatics

24 months
47940 AUD/year
33520 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science in Quantitative Biology and Bioinformatics at the Australian National University is a degree that provides students with experience in the use of methods and tools to organise and analyse biological data, statistically, mathematically and computationally.


The Quantitative Biology and Bioinformatics course at the Australian National University caters to a range of students including 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.

Employment Opportunities

The Master of Science in Quantitative Biology and Bioinformatics provides you with skills that are in high demand in a variety of areas including forensic science, agri-technology, the pharmaceutical industry, medical research, bioengineering and biotechnology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantitative Biology
  • Regression Modelling
  • Biology: Evolution, Ecology and Genetics
  • Biology: Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Programming for Data Scientists
  • Bioinformatics and its Applications
  • Relational Databases
  • Data Mining
  • Bioinformatics and Biological Modelling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 096439G

Applicants must present a Bachelor degree or international equivalent

  • with a minimum GPA of at least 5.0/7.0
  • with at least 8 courses in a cognate discipline, which must also have a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0.

The GPA requirement for this program must be met by both the program as a whole, as well as by the 8 courses in a cognate discipline. Where more than 8 cognate courses have been completed by the applicant, ANU will take the best 8 courses when assessing the cognate GPA.

Cognate Disciplines

  • Computer science, mathematics, statistics, biology, computational chemistry

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    47940 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 47940 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    33520 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33520 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 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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