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Cell Biology

Diploma in Science

Help transform the way we detect disease, develop new treatments, or sustainably feed a growing world population.

Study a minor in cell biology to investigate how cellular, genetic, and evolutionary processes affect everyday life.

Examine key concepts and techniques to understand genetic information and investigate cellular processes and cell development in a range of organisms. You’ll apply microscopic techniques to observe how cells function in healthy and diseased states.

The growing availability of biological data is allowing unprecedented discoveries in areas as diverse as human medicine, agriculture, conservation biology and biotechnology. You'll learn from leading scientists who have contributed to breakthroughs across biotechnology, animal, plant and medical sciences.

Studying a minor cell biology will add depth to your scientific knowledge and enhance your employability for a wide range of opportunities within biotechnology, agriculture, medicine, conservation or government agencies.


1 in Queensland for biological sciences

QS World University Rankings 2021

50 in the world for biological sciences

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:

  • Quality assurance officer
  • Technical sales representative
  • Environmental and science communicator
  • Medical writer
  • Biostatistician
  • Bioinformatician

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)


Graduate salary

Agriculture & environmental studies (undergraduate)


How you'll learn

In 2022, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Laboratory work

What you'll study

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

  • Genes Cells & Evolution
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Cells to Organisms
  • Molecular Cell Biology
  • Human Molecular Genetics in Health & Disease
  • Integrative Cell & Tissue Biology

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