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Master of Molecular Biology

Overview

Acquire high-level knowledge and develop practical skills relevant to modern molecular biology research or industry practice.

With UQ's 1.5 year Master of Molecular Biology program, you can build practical skills as you experience laboratory techniques such as electrophoresis, polymerase chain reaction, endonuclease mapping, fluorescent reporters and expression vectors.

You'll develop an advanced knowledge of the structure and function of genes and the proteins they encode. Your study will cover genome sequencing, recombinant DNA technology and macromolecular structure determination. Through laboratory practicals, workshops, projects and directed study, you'll receive training in bioinformatics, molecular genetics, biomolecular structure and function, and immunology.

You'll also gain practical insights and crucial research skills by undertaking a research-focused internship or project with our industry partners. Plus you'll graduate equipped with high-level knowledge and skills relevant to modern molecular biology research or industry practice.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
1.5 Years (or part time equivalent)
1 Year Master of Molecular Biology
2 Years Master of Molecular Biology
Start Semester
Semester 1 (21 Feb, 2022), Semester 2 (25 Jul, 2022)
Program Code
5197
AQF
Level 9
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$41936 (2021 indicative per year)
Duration
1.5 Years
1 Year Master of Molecular Biology
2 Years Master of Molecular Biology
Start Semester
Semester 1 (21 Feb, 2022), Semester 2 (25 Jul, 2022)
Semester dates for 2023 are yet to be confirmed
Program Code
5197
CRICOS Code
034037F
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Study at an international powerhouse of teaching and research in chemical and molecular life sciences.
  • Learn from scientists who have contributed to breakthroughs in safer vaccines, antibiotic resistance, viral infections and early breast cancer detection.
  • Enhance your technical and research skills in core areas of molecular biology, protein technology and bioinformatics.
  • Put theory into practice, build relationships with potential employers and mentors, and test career options.

1 in Queensland for biological sciences

QS World University Rankings 2021

1 in Australia for biotechnology

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021

How you'll learn

Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 1, 2022.

See the list of programs you can't commence online.

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Advanced Molecular Biology Laboratory
  • Advanced Protein Technology
  • Advanced Genomics and Bioinformatics
  • Immunology and Infectious Diseases
  • Concepts in Bioinformatics

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (postgraduate)

$78K–$90K

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Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An approved equivalent Bachelor degree in Genetics, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biological Chemistry, or an approved discipline.

UQ or equivalent GPA of 5 or above on a 7 point scale.

Prerequisites

An approved equivalent Bachelor degree in Genetics, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biological Chemistry, or an approved discipline.

UQ or equivalent GPA of 5 or above on a 7 point scale.

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English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Molecular Biology are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

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Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

AUD $41,936

Indicative annual fee 2022

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Molecular Biology for the 2022 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

AUD $29,760

Indicative annual fee 2021

Fee information for 2022 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2021.

This indicative annual fee is the average cost of enrolling in the Master of Molecular Biology at 2022 fee rates. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

The average fee would be less for part-time study. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value and the time you take to complete this program. Fees may be higher in later years as all fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Additional costs

  • Students are expected to fund travel and living expenses associated with placements, some of which may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan area.

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

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FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Master of Molecular Biology pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

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Centrelink support

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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