What is biosecurity? It’s everything from engineering to food, to disease and climate change. It is the forefront of keeping countries safe, especially Australia. Put yourself at the forefront of one of most prominent risks facing global security with the Master of Biotechnology.
Study alongside our leading researchers who work on issues of global importance in areas of biochemistry and molecular biology in the biomedical, animal and plant sciences.
You will also consider the social and ethical impacts of biotechnological research.
This Advanced program incorporates a research project supervised by an academic, and is a gateway to further research, such as a PhD. A scholarship is offered to international students who receive the highest mark in the Advanced program.
Rachael's research has primarily focused on freshwater fishes: from investigating patterns of desert larval fish drift ecology to evolution of turbid-water traits in North American minnows.
Professor Susan Howitt
Susan’s research has covered a range of different proteins including nutrient transporters from plants and cyanobacteria to neurotransmitter receptors. She also undertakes educational research which currently addresses assessing the effectiveness of student research experiences.
Many students enjoy the Master of Biotechnology, with the degree achieving an 86% overall satisfaction rating (UG and PG Satisfaction Rating).
As a graduate, you will be highly employable for work in senior and specialised roles in biotechnology in Australia and across the world including project management, research and analysis, education and community awareness, and policy.
Graduates work across a range of science research in highly regarded organisations such as:
The Australian National University
National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium
Yale School of Medicine
China Scholarship Council
National University of Singapore
You could also work in universities, private consultancy firms, think tanks, state and local government agencies, and research centres.
The Australian National University has been ranked as the top university for graduate employability in Australia in the Global University Employability Ranking 2020. As a student at ANU, you gain access to the ANU CareerHub – an online career development and employability tool that includes a jobs board and careers resources. You also have access to drop-in chats with a career consultant and to attend our career fairs to meet potential employers.
If you graduated from an Australian university, UAC will be able to access your results in most cases. However, you may be asked to provide transcripts or other documentation, so it is a good idea to prepare your records just in case.
You can still apply before you complete your bachelor degree if you are in your final year, and you must advise UAC in your application. You may need to provide a copy of your academic transcript directly to UAC as soon as you complete your degree. UAC will provide instructions during the application process.
There are three assessment rounds in each semester. Applying in the first round will give you three opportunities to be assessed and accepted, giving you the best chance of being offered a place at ANU.