Biotechnology University of Melbourne

Biotechnology is the use and manipulation of living organisms, to make products of value to humanity. It is a fundamental area of applied science and covers a diverse range of specialist fields.

The Master of Biotechnology professional masters degree is designed to provide a higher level of specialised scientific learning together with professional skills training options in business, communications and management.

You will gain a sound understanding of the scientific technologies at the forefront of the emerging biotechnology industries, and knowledge in areas of science commercialisation, biotechnology regulation, scientific leadership and decision making.

This degree also provides the flexibility to choose from a range of electives to complement your specific interests and focus.

Note: Whereas the majority of students in this program complete an industry project, there is the opportunity for high-achieving students to complete a research project and progress to research higher degree studies upon successful completion of their degree.

Why study the Master of Biotechnology?

The University of Melbourne is located in the hub of biotechnology research. Drawing on high profile, active researchers to teach into the course, the Master of Biotechnology provides you with excellent qualifications to pursue a career in this field, whether in Australia, Asia or anywhere else in the world.

Benefits include:

  • Industry Colloquia - Allowing students to network with guest speakers from Industry
  • Opportunity to undertake an Industry Project or Research Project subject in the final year (Research Project is only offered from 2014)
  • Professional skills training in business, communication and management

A limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available for Australian and New Zealand citizens and Permanent Resident visa holders undertaking this program. CSP will be awarded to students with a Grade Point Average of 80% or above in their approved undergraduate major. Full-time students enrolled in this program are also eligible to apply for Youth Allowance, Austudy or Abstudy. Refer to the financial support web page for more information.

PSM affiliation

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The Master of Biotechnology is affiliated as a Professional Science Masters (PSM) program with the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS).

The PSM degree is a distinctive advanced degree for those intending to pursue a career in the practice of science. PSM programs prepare graduates for high-level careers in science that have a strong emphasis on such skill areas as management, policy, entrepreneurship.

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