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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours)

Study the molecular events controlling the growth and development of cells and organisms in all living things.

In this major, you'll develop an advanced understanding of the chemical basis of life and its relevance to research and development in areas like medicine, proteomics, genomics, bioinformatics, biotechnology and genetic engineering.

Learn how molecular events can go wrong in certain diseased states and how this contributes to the development of new drugs.

You’ll develop and apply your knowledge through practical laboratory experience, structured tutorials and specialised seminars.

Career paths lead to some of the most exciting and challenging roles in science and medicine, from laboratories, hospitals or government agencies to specific positions in research.


1 in Queensland for chemistry

QS World University Rankings 2021

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Biopharmaceutical scientist
  • In vivo biology scientist
  • Vascular biology research officer
  • Clinical pathologist
  • Research officer

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)


How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Seminars

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Advanced Biostatistics
  • Advanced Genetics
  • Advanced Structural and Synthetic Biology
  • Advanced Molecular Cell Biology II
  • Introduction to Research in Chemistry, Biochemistry & Microbiology A & B

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