Master of Biotechnology

A postgraduate degree in biotechnology from ANU, the best university in Australia1, positions you at the forefront of innovation. You will study alongside our leading researchers, working on issues of global importance in areas of biochemistry and molecular biology in the biomedical, animal and plant sciences. Breakthroughs in this research are brought straight to the classroom, and our Canberra location means you will also have easy access to networking and learning opportunities with some of Australia’s largest government employers in biotechnology, such as the CSIRO, the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, and Austrade.

These postgraduate programs provide a pathway for science graduates with background knowledge in biochemistry molecular biology and chemistry to acquire new knowledge, or extend and update your theoretical and practical understanding of modern biotechnology. You will have access to cutting-edge techniques in state-of-the-art laboratories, research infrastructure, and flexible learning facilities. At ANU, we pride ourselves on the support we give students, so we’ll help you design your degree to complement your prior study and to suit your interests.

Advanced program

The Advanced program incorporates a research project and thesis.

Career opportunities

A Master of Biotechnology degree provides you with opportunities to carry out research in basic, medical or agricultural sciences in university, industry or government research institutions. Opportunities exist in scientific sales, pharmaceutical and pathology companies, or in government and public service positions. A Master of Biotechnology (Advanced) can lead to a PhD

1 - QS World University Rankings 2018


A scholarship is offered to international students who receive the highest mark in the Advanced program.

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