Postgraduate

Master of Biotechnology

Unique in Australia, this course offers a thorough grounding in state-of-the-art biotechnology in combination with training in enterprise, commercialisation and intellectual property (IP) protection with specialisations in either Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Environmental Biotechnology, Genetics and Breeding or Genetics and Genomics.

Contact us

Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

International

1800 653 050

Hours

8.30am – 5pm AWST, Monday – Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

This cross-disciplinary degree, provides graduates with a unique combination of state-of-the-art science and business skills, in a subject area rapidly expanding as society faces increasingly significant population pressures. Graduates will be ready to compete internationally in a range of roles from large multinationals and spinout companies, to governmental organisations and international research laboratories, or start companies of their own.
This cross-disciplinary degree, provides graduates with a unique combination of state-of-the-art science and business skills, in a subject area rapidly expanding as society faces increasingly significant population pressures. Graduates will be ready to compete internationally in a range of roles from large multinationals and spinout companies, to governmental organisations and international research laboratories, or start companies of their own.
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Further Study

Students completing this degree may have the option to pursue further studies n research. Find out about our world-class research at UWA Science Global.
Students completing this degree may have the option to pursue further studies n research. Find out about our world-class research at UWA Science Global.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Course Credit Points
96
Annual Credit Points
48
Average Annual Fee - 2018
$8,780.13
Typical Fee Range - 2018
$6,561.00 - $10,951.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Course Credit Points
96
Annual Credit Points
48
Annual Fee - 2016
$36,000.00
Total Course Fee - 2016
$72,000.00
Annual Fee - 2017
$38,000.00
Total Course Fee - 2017
$76,000.00
Annual Fee - 2018
$39,300.00
Total Course Fee - 2018
$78,600.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—a bachelor's degree, that aligns with one of the specialisations of this course, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

Biotechnology is rapidly becoming central to our lives. The use of plants, animals and bacteria, enhanced by areas such as genetics and genomics, gives rise to new food, fibre and chemical production routes, and new strategies for environmental protection and stewardship, all central requirements as the global population increases over the coming decades.

About The Course

Using world-leading research staff, business experts and mentors in biotechnology companies, you're provided with the fundamental academic and business skills needed to make a significant contribution to the biotechnology sector.
Master of Biotechnology

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Please refer to the UWA Handbook.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 71580
CRICOS code
  • 083859F
Master of Biotechnology
Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Please refer to the UWA Handbook.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 71580
CRICOS code
  • 083859F
Full time/part time duration
  • 2 years
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Biotechnology

Course Structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.