Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Master | La Trobe University | Melbourne, Australia
24 months
39000 AUD/year
33800 AUD/year
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There's never been a better time to build new skills and follow your passion. Apply now to secure your place for the Master of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics from La Trobe University.

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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.

Career outcomes

Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to find employment in a range of roles, including:

  • Biotechnologist

Work in biopharmaceutical research and development designing products and constructing biological systems.

  • Bioinformatician

Collect and interpret data for a range of fields, including genetics and pharmaceutics.

  • Microbiology

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.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Bio-Business Management
  • Bioinformatics
  • Practical Biotechnology
  • Protein Chemistry
  • Proteomics and Genomics
  • Skills in Science 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

La Trobe University assesses applications on a rolling basis which means you can apply for the next upcoming intake or available future intakes.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39000 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    33800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33800 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 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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