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Master of Biotechnology

Program code: 5386
CRICOS code: 057055C

Delivery location

St Lucia

Duration

1 Year full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)

Why study the Master of Biotechnology

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 program is designed for scientists who want to update their technical skills in core areas such as molecular biology, protein technology or bioinformatics, or who wish to acquire research laboratory experience. The programs also suit legal or business professionals with some scientific background who want to learn about the latest technological developments.

Graduates possess an understanding of a broad range of modern biotechnologies; the commercialisation of products and marketing; the business environment, including business planning and project management; and how research and development are undertaken in industry settings.

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

Summary

  • Program code
    5386
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1 Year full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
    Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    16
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9
  • CRICOS code
    057055C

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

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, or an additional postgraduate qualification incorporating a major research project, or other significant research experience.

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 Biotechnology 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 Biotechnology 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 Biotechnology. 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 Biotechnology at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:

Further study options

Graduates of the Master of Biotechnology 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 $36,688
Indicative fee 2018

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Biotechnology for the 2018 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 Biotechnology 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 Biotechnology is 5386. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study.

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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 Biotechnology is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • 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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