Master of Biotechnology

University of Queensland, The (UQ)

There is currently a tremendous growth in the international biotechnology industry and allied service sector. Research and development managers require scientists with core technical skills, knowledge of commercial imperatives and current regulatory environments. This Masters program is designed for scientists who want to update their technical and research skills in core areas such as molecular biology, protein technology or bioinformatics, and who wish to acquire more extended research laboratory research than is available through the three semester MBiotech. The program will provide a strong training for entry to a PhD.

Course Fee:

Australian: $56,320
International: $80,126

Entry Requirements:

32-unit program: Bachelor degree in any field, with UQ or equivalent GPA of 5 or above on a 7 point scale; 24-unit program: An approved equivalent Bachelor degree in Biotechnology, Science, Bioinformatics, Pharmacy, Agriculture, Medicine or Engineering with GPA of 5 or above on a 7 point scale; or Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology with GPA of 5 or above on a 7 point scale; 16-unit program: An approved equivalent Bachelor degree (Honours) in Biotechnology, Science, Bioinformatics, Pharmacy or Engineering; or Bachelor degree in a relevant field incorporating a major research project with GPA of 5 or above on a 7 point scale; or an additional postgraduate qualification incorporating a major research project, or other significant research experience


16, 24 or 32 units

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

Graduates may go on to complete further studies in coursework and research programs.

Further information:

The Master of Biotechnology Program is accredited by the US Council of Graduate Schools (Washington DC) as Professional Science Masters programs.

Who for:

Scientists keen to update technical skills in core areas or to acquire research laboratory experience

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00025B; 00091C (ICTE)

Related Careers:

Biotechnologist, Life Scientist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
St Lucia No info Yes Part time 4 years
St Lucia No info Yes Full time 2 years
Established in 1909, the University of Queensland is the oldest tertiary institution in the State and one of Australia's premier learning and research institutions. The University aims to enable students and staff to positively influence the society in which they live by creating a learning and discovery environment in which they can develop and fulfil their aspirations. It rewards excellence, openness and innovation and encourages widespread engagement with state, national and international communities. The main campus is at St Lucia in Brisbane with UQ Gatton located 80 kilometres to the west and UQ Herston campus located in the Brisbane Hospital precinct. The UQ Brisbane City site is located in the Brisbane CBD. Other UQ locations include teaching hospitals and health centres, veterinary science centres, agricultural science farms, marine research stations, physics research stations, seismograph stations and an underground mine. University of Queensland students include school leavers plus students from interstate and overseas. International students from over 100 countries account for a large percentage of total enrolments, diversifying cultural life on campus and providing opportunities for international networking. Provider CRICOS: 00025B; 00091C (ICTE)

Provider CRICOS: 00025B; 00091C (ICTE)

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