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Genetics is transforming the way we investigate diseases, develop medical treatments, protect endangered species and create food security.

You’ll advance your knowledge in genetic structure, genetic interaction and the genetic basis of traits.

We'll expand your critical thinking and teach you to analyse complex biological data using the latest genetic technologies.

You’ll learn to translate genetic information into meaningful insights that may lead to new discoveries.

In your final year, you’ll undertake your own independent research project under the guidance of an academic supervisor and present your findings to the scientific community.

Deepen your scientific expertise by combining your specialisation with a major or minors from a wide range of science disciplines. Or broaden your skill set even further by choosing from 46 minors in other study areas, including languages, communication, design and economics.

A specialisation in genetics will prepare you for a broad range of employment and research opportunities across ecology, medicine and agriculture.

With a qualification in advanced science, you’ll be well equipped to progress into a higher degree by research and kickstart a rewarding research career.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for life sciences and medicine

QS World University Rankings 2021

38 in the world for life sciences and medicine

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:

  • Gene technologies scientist
  • Clinical scientist
  • Bioinformatician
  • Microscopy facility manager

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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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

What you'll study

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

  • Advanced Genetics
  • Advanced Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Advanced Genomics
  • Human Molecular Genetics and Disease

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