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Field of Study

Agricultural Biotechnology

Master of Biotechnology Research Extensive

Cultivate innovative solutions to enhance the sustainability, productivity and profitability of the global agricultural industry.

Learn how to meet environmental and food security challenges with gene editing, genomics, proteomics, recombinant DNA technology, bioinformatics and disease diagnostics.

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:

  • Agricultural scientist
  • Research scientist
  • Animal biotechnology consultant
  • Plant breeding and engineering specialist

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:

  • Biodiscovery from Plants
  • Biotechnology Applied to Livestock Industries
  • Immunology and Infectious Diseases
  • Advanced Molecular Biology Laboratory

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