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Genetics

Diploma in Science

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.

Studying genetics will prepare you for a broad range of opportunities across ecology, medicine or agriculture.

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
  • Plant breeding, engineering, cropping or horticulture specialist
  • Ecology consultant
  • Scientific consultant

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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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:

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Genetics and Evolution of Complex Traits
  • Human Molecular Genetics and Disease
  • Genomics & Bioinformatics

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