Master of Science in Quantitative Biology and Bioinformatics (Advanced)

Australian National University (ANU)

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

The Master of Science in Quantitative Biology and Bioinformatics is a 2 year full-time (or equivalent part-time) degree that provides students with experience in the use of methods and tools to organise and analyse biological data: statistically, mathematically and computationally. The course caters to a range of students including (1) students who have come from an undergraduate biological degree, by providing the appropriate mathematical and programming skills; (2) to students with a more quantitative undergraduate background, by providing the necessary background in biology and biological data and analyses. Students also have the opportunity to learn about and apply, techniques in client engagement and the real-world practice of consulting. Finally, students will develop work on an original research project that builds on, and applies, their knowledge of quantitative biological data analysis.


A total of 96 units required with 48 units from completion of BIOL8701 Research Project which must be taken twice in consecutive semesters Students must achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the first 48 units of courses attempted in order to commence BIOL8701 Research Project.


  • Quantitative Biology Bioinformatics
  • Biology, Society and Ethics
  • Big Questions in Biology
  • Society and Environmental Change
  • Communicating Science with the Public

Standard entry requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a grade point average of at least 5.5/7.0 with at least 8 courses in a cognate area Cognate Disciplines Computer science, mathematics, statistics, biology, and computational chemistry

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Canberra Domestic: $65,680
International: $93,820
  • Part-time : 4 years

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