Master of Science in Biological Sciences (Advanced)

Australian National University (ANU)

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

Researchers in the biological sciences at ANU work on issues of global importance, including food security in both Australia and the developing world, new treatments for cancer and type 2 diabetes, and fighting malaria drug resistance. This Master program is research-led and features teaching contributions from more than 60 academics, leading scientists in these fields, who bring their experience and current breakthroughs to the classroom. Students can choose to specialise in areas such as biomedical sciences, ecology and evolution, genetics, plant sciences, and biochemistry. Alternatively, you can choose a broad overview of biological sciences. Students will have access to state-of-the-art laboratories, research infrastructure, and flexible learning facilities. This program includes a research project and a thesis.

Structure

The Master of Science (Advanced) in Biological Sciences degree requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of: A minimum of 36 units from the completion of 6000- and 8000 level courses which must consist of: 12 units from the completion of BIOL8700 Research Proposal Students must achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the coursework component and have the approval of an identified research supervisor to continue to the research components.

Subjects

  • Advanced biological sciences

Standard entry requirements

  • A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a GPA of 5.5/7.0 and at least 8 courses in cognate disciplines (Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, Genetics, Evolution, Ecology, and Plant Sciences)
  • English language requirements

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 Biological Sciences and complete an additional 48 units of coursework or may transfer to graduate from a 48 unit Graduate Diploma of Science.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Canberra Domestic: $61,440
International: $87,360
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Further information

For more information about this program please visit: https://science.anu.edu.au/study/master-degrees/master-biological-sciences

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