Study Quantitative Biology & Bioinformatics at ANU
The Master of Science in Quantitative Biology and Bioinformatics from Australia's national university is your opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge for working with biological data in consultancy, research and policy roles.
You will develop the ability to organise and analyse information from genes, cells, protein interactions, health records and other kinds of biological data, statistically, mathematically and computationally.
Quantitative skills in working with biological data are increasingly sought after within commercial, academic and government sectors.
At the ANU Research School of Biology, research scientists specialise in methods and tools for analysing biological data. You will work closely with the School’s scientists, and be provided with the practical experience and theoretical knowledge to develop your skills, including the use of advanced computer technology and labs.
Master of Science in Quantitative Biology & Bioinformatics
The Master of Science in Quantitative Biology and Bioinformatics is a two program for those with a special interest in worlds of Mathematics, Computer Science, Biology and Statistics and how these disciplines powerfully combine.
Through this program you will also develop a critical understanding of the role of science in society, a vital skill that will enable you to identify, communicate and respond to societal needs and global challenges.
You will have the flexibility to choose study areas that suit your needs, including:
Evolution, Ecology and Genetics
Programming for Scientists
Advanced Topics in Quantitative Biology and Bioinformatics
Bioinformatics and Biological Modelling
Principles of Mathematical Statistics
Society and Environmental Change
Science, Innovation and Public Policy
Science Communication and the Web
Cross Cultural Perspectives in Science Communication
The Advanced program incorporates a research project supervised by an academic, and is a gateway to further research, such as a PhD. Students will develop work on an original research project that guilds on, and applies, their knowledge of quantitative biological data.
Dan is an evolutionary ecologist and ecophysiologist interested in understanding the role that phenotypic plasticity plays in evolutionary and ecological processes. His research combines detailed experimental manipulations of early developmental environments with large-scale meta-analyses to understand how the environment orchestrates changes in physiology to subsequently affect behaviour, performance and life-history.
Dr Andras Keszei
Andras's areas of expertise are Population, Ecological And Evolutionary Genetics, Terrestrial Ecology, Genome Structure And Regulation, Plant Cell And Molecular Biology, Structural Biology (including Macromolecular Modelling), Natural Products Chemistry, Analytical Spectrometry, and Separation Science. He lectures Molecular and Cell Biology. Andras was awarded the Commendation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning in 2011.
Quantitative Biology & Bioinformatics careers
Graduating from the Masters of Science in Quantitative Biology and Bioinformatics will make you highly employable. The degree will enhance your existing abilities and expertise, building on your undergraduate experience to retrain for a new career, or provide you with new tools and insight into your work or study ambitions.
As a graduate, you will be highly employable for work in consultancy, research, policy and management roles in Australia and across the world, including project management, research and analysis, education and community awareness, and policy.
The Master of Science in Quantitative Biology and Bioinformatics provides you with skills that are in high demand in a variety of areas including:
Bioengineering and Biotechnology
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.