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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 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.

Career paths for geneticists are some of the broadest available, ranging from ecology to research, medicine and agriculture.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for life sciences and medicine

QS World University Rankings 2020

37 in the world for life sciences and medicine

QS World University Rankings 2020

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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What you'll study

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

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Genes, Cells and Evolution
  • Human Molecular Genetics and Disease
  • Laboratory Skills in Genetic Research