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Macquarie University

12 months
40800 AUD/year
28800 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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This Master in Biotechnology at Macquarie University will equip you with a core competency in advanced molecular biotechnology approaches so that you're primed for a career that is vital to improving our lives and the health of our planet. 


With the world population rapidly growing, the need for products and technologies that can produce sustainable food sources, create cleaner fuels, reduce our environmental footprint and combat disease also grows. 

Biotechnology which has been employed for thousands of years in agriculture, food production and medicine utilises cellular and biomolecular processes to develop such products and technologies.

Key features of the Master in Biotechnology at Macquarie University:

  • You'll develop knowledge and skills in areas including molecular biology, protein biochemistry, proteomics and applied microbiology.
  • This course has a strong interdisciplinary and practical focus so you're able to build connections between theoretical knowledge and practical application in the biotech industry.
  • You'll learn from experts in chemistry and biomolecular sciences, biological sciences, computing and statistics.
  • You'll advance your skills in critical thinking, experimental design and writing for peer-reviewed scientific literature.
  • If you're a high-performing student, you'll have an opportunity to undertake a supervised research project which will allow you to gain valuable hands-on experience.

Career Opportunities 

  • Biochemist
  • Biological/clinical technician
  • Biomanufacturing specialist
  • Business development manager
  • Clinical researcher
  • Medical scientist
  • Microbiologist
  • Process development scientist
  • Research and development manager

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • Microbiology and Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Comparative Physiology
  • Medicinal Chemistry  
  • Analysis and Measurement 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • International - We recommend applying early for your course to ensure you have adequate time to arrange your student visa.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


80 alternative credits
  • 2 years - 160
  • 1 year - 80


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


  • Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent, with two units of chemistry or equivalent

To apply for an undergraduate program, international students will need to have completed one or more of the following academic qualifications:

  • A recognised senior secondary school qualification or university entrance examination, such as the New South Wales Higher School Certificate (NSW HSC) or other equivalent Australian or overseas high school qualification
  • A recognised university Foundation course
  • A recognised 2 or 3-year Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree
  • At least one year of a university degree from a recognised institution

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40800 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    28800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28800 AUD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 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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