Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00120C

Place yourself at the forefront of innovation, engineering organisms to address issues of food security, disease and climate change with the ANU Master of Biotechnology. Study alongside our leading researchers who work on issues of global importance in areas of biochemistry and molecular biology in the biomedical, animal and plant sciences. You will also consider the social and ethical impacts of biotechnological research. Our Canberra location means you will learn about the work done by Australia's largest government employers in biotechnology. The Master of Biotechnology is a coursework program that provides a pathway for science graduates with background knowledge in biochemistry, molecular biology, and chemistry to acquire new knowledge or extend and update their theoretical and practical understanding of modern biotechnology. Throughout the program, students have many opportunities to interface with scientists who are advancing research in areas of biochemistry and molecular biology in the biomedical, animal and plant sciences.


96 units which must consist of 30 units from compulsory courses and a maximum of 66 units from the other listed electives.


  • Biotechnology

Standard entry requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree or international equivalent with a GPA of 5.0/7.0 and at least 8 courses in cognate disciplines and two courses in the field of chemistry
  • Cognate disciplines: Biochemistry, molecular biology, and gene technology
  • English Language Requirements apply

Study pathways

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit. Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit. Students may chose to exit after completion of 24 units with a Graduate Certificate, or after 48 units with a Graduate Diploma.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Canberra Domestic: $70,980
International: $106,740
  • Full-time : 2 years

Further information

For more information about this program please visit: http://science.anu.edu.au/postgraduate/biological-sciences

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