The Australian National University (ANU)

Master of Biotechnology (Advanced)

The Australian National University (ANU)

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.


The Master of Biotechnology (Advanced) requires the completion of 96 units, of which: 48 units must come from completion of the coursework component, 48 units must come from completion of the research project.


  • Advanced biotechnology

Standard entry requirements

Applicants must present a Bachelor degree or international equivalentwith a minimum GPA of at least 5.5/7.0with at least 8 courses in a cognate discipline, which must also have a minimum GPA of 5.5/7.0.The program also has a chemistry/biochemistry pre-requisite which requires a minimum of 2 courses of undergraduate chemistry/biochemistry

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 must achieve a minimum 70% average mark in the first 48 units of coursework and have the approval of the supervisor for the research project. Students who do not achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark or do not have the approval of an identified supervisor will be transferred to the 96 unit Master of Biotechnology and complete an additional 48 units of coursework or may transfer to graduate from a 48 unit Graduate Diploma of Science.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Canberra Domestic: $72,920
International: $101,520
  • Full-time : 2 years

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