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Field of Study

Medical Biotechnology

Master of Biotechnology

Medical biotechnology uses cutting-edge tools and techniques to prevent, diagnose and treat current and emerging diseases.

This field of study will allow you to be at the forefront of modern medicine. Learn about advanced biopharmaceuticals, cell labelling and tracking, stem cells, immunology, diagnostic devices, gene therapy, artificial organs and other aspects of innovative health solutions.

You will develop multidisciplinary research and business skills needed to translate discoveries from the laboratory to real life.

Highlights

1 in Australia for biotechnology

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021

7 in the world for biotechnology

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Biochemist
  • Biomedical scientist
  • Research scientist
  • Trials program manager

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (postgraduate)

$78K–$90K

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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
  • Work placements
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Workshops

What you'll study

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

  • Frontiers in Medical Biotechnology
  • Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine
  • Drug Discovery & Development
  • Immunology & Infectious Diseases

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