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What will I learn?

Acquire high-level knowledge and develop practical skills relevant to modern molecular biology research or industry practice.

With UQ's one -year Graduate Diploma in Molecular Biology program, you can build practical skills as you experience laboratory techniques such as electrophoresis, polymerase chain reaction, endonuclease mapping, fluorescent reporters and expression vectors.

You'll develop an advanced knowledge of the structure and function of genes and the proteins they encode. Your study will cover genome sequencing, recombinant DNA technology and macromolecular structure determination. Through laboratory practicals, workshops, projects and directed study, you'll receive training in bioinformatics, molecular genetics, biomolecular structure and function, and immunology.

You'll also be able to write your own research proposal and carry out a project as part of your course choices.

Plus you'll graduate with the high-level knowledge and skills to achieve your goals in modern molecular biology research or industry practice.

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

Analytical biochemist
Genetic pathologist
Immunologist
Biotechnologist
Environmental biologist
Bioinformatician
Pharmaceutical scientist
Microbiologist
Embryologist
Virologist

Which department am I in?

Science and Mathematics

CRICOS

034055D

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$41,936.00 (23,06,711) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 July 2022

Venue

The University of Queensland

St Lucia Campus,

THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND,

Queensland,

4072, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a Bachelor degree in any field, with UQ or equivalent GPA of 4 or above on a 7 point scale; or 2 years of work experience in the same discipline. English Language Scores: IELTS: Overall Band Score of 6.5 AND a minimum score of 6 in each sub-band of Writing, Reading, Speaking and Listening; TOEFL (Internet-Based-iBT): Overall score 87 with a Writing score of 21 and Reading, Speaking and Listening scores of 19; TOEFL (Paper-based): Overall score of 570 and a minimum score of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE) and 54 in Listening and Reading; PTE: Overall score of 64 with 60 in each communicative skills section; CAE/CPE: Overall Cambridge English Scale (CES) score of 176 with a minimum score of 169 in each skill; BE: A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all four macro skills.

For international students

Bachelor degree in any field; or

Graduate Certificate in Molecular Biology.

UQ or equivalent GPA of 5 or above on a 7 point scale.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19. TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5. Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands. BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills. CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands. OET is not accepted.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About The University of Queensland

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  • Top 50 universities in the world (QS 2022)
  • Most ARC fellowships and awards in Australia
  • Specialist research centres and sites across Queensland
  • Varied scholarship and grant opportunities

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