The field of biotechnology is vast, varied and rapidly growing. Whether you want to create vaccines or explore genetic modification, we’ll teach you what you need.
In this Master of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics from La Trobe University , you'll learn to harness new and emerging technologies in human health, diagnostics, sustainability, food security and renewable energy.
Develop the human skills and technical expertise to launch a career in a range of exciting industries. From biological products to pharmaceuticals, agriculture to nutrition: you'll be prepared to work in the fields that rely on this fast-growing area of science.
Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to find employment in a range of roles, including:
Work in biopharmaceutical research and development designing products and constructing biological systems.
Collect and interpret data for a range of fields, including genetics and pharmaceutics.
Study microscopic life forms and processes, including their growth, interactions and characteristics.
- Research assistant
Perform and analyse experiments, provide technical support to research teams and manage the day-to-day running of a laboratory.
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- Bio-Business Management
- Practical Biotechnology
- Protein Chemistry
- Proteomics and Genomics
- Skills in Science
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- 24 months
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La Trobe University assesses applications on a rolling basis which means you can apply for the next upcoming intake or available future intakes.
DisciplinesBiotechnology Actuarial Science Bioinformatics & Biostatistics View 38 other Masters in Biotechnology in Australia
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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- CRICOS code: 049585K
- WAM - Weighted Average Mark (WAM) 60%
- Applicants must have an Australian Bachelor's degree (or international equivalent).
- Specialisation - compulsory: At least two years (four semesters) of biology, including at least two semesters in any of the following areas of study at second-year level or above: biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, cell biology, genetics or biotechnology.
- 6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.
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International39000 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 39000 AUD per year during 24 months.
National33800 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 33800 AUD per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Melbourne
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.