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Master of  Bioinformatics

Program code: 5542
CRICOS code: 076217K

Location

St Lucia

Duration

1.5 Years full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)

Why study the Master of Bioinformatics

There is a world shortage of bioinformaticists. The Master of Bioinformatics (#24) is designed for biological sciences, computing and mathematics graduates who wish to increase their technical and research skills in core areas of bioinformatics; to update their knowledge of recent technologies and methodologies; and to obtain practical laboratory and computational skills through immersion in a research laboratory.

The program enables candidates to develop and effectively use best bioinformatics practice to solve complex scientific problems. It will also provide a preparation for entry into a Research Higher Degree program.

Summary

  • Program code
    5542
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1.5 Years full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    24
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9
  • CRICOS code
    076217K

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

An approved equivalent Bachelor degree in Science, IT or Engineering, with an introduction in one or more subjects relevant to the study of bioinformatics, including molecular biology, computer science and statistics; or

Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics.

UQ or equivalent GPA of 5 or above on a 7 point scale.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Bioinformatics are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Master of Bioinformatics are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Bioinformatics. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Early exit points

Depending on your choice of courses, it might be possible to withdraw from the Master of Bioinformatics at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:

Further study options

Graduates of the Master of Bioinformatics have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $38,896
Indicative fee 2019

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Bioinformatics for the 2019 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

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All international student applications for the Master of Bioinformatics can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Master of Bioinformatics is 5542. You'll need this when applying.

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Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Master of Bioinformatics is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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