Master in Biotechnology – Genetics and Breeding, Australia 2019

The University of Western Australia

Study in:Australia
8 days
Deadline: 27 July 2019


Biotechnology – Genetics and Breeding from The University of Western Australia is a signature program that set us apart from other universities by offering a thorough grounding in state-of-the-art biotechnology and combining this with training in enterprise and commercialization. This includes developing the theory of genetics and molecular biology in parallel with skills training in practical techniques such as genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, recombinant DNA methods, and basic and advanced bioinformatics. Current streams include the application of biotechnology to Plant and Animal Breeding, Environmental Biotechnology, Genetics and Genomics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Commercialization.

This cross-Faculty course draws on the expertise of staff in the UWA Business School, business angels and mentors in biotechnology businesses to provide the academic and business skills you’ll need to make a significant contribution to the biotechnology sector now and in the future. You can also pursue options from other faculties. You will be well positioned to pursue careers in international research laboratories, government agencies and the private sector.

The core of the course draws on the expertise in Science and Business to provide a basis for skills training in biotechnology and combining this with skills in enterprise and commercialization. In the Faculty of Science, key components are provided by the Schools of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Animal Biology, Plant Biology, and Earth and Environment. The Business School provides the required training in the commercialization of biotechnological innovation.

Career Pathways

You can find employment in academia, through either a higher degree or research/teaching post. The commercial sector is also a key future employer and the mix of analytical, scientific rationale and business skills will see you well placed within selection criteria for biotechnology industries. Core business training will also give you a full understanding of idea development into spin out companies, and as such, biotechnology start-up ventures are a likely destination for some graduates. Governmental and non-governmental organisations are also key employment areas, for fields such as environmental monitoring, legislative development and advisory bodies concerned with biotechnology development.

Career Opportunities

  • Academic
  • Agricultural Consultant
  • Agricultural Scientist
  •  Biochemist

Program Structure

Courses Included:

  •  Innovation and Enterprise
  • Biotechnology Commercialisation
  • The Objectives and Applications of Genomics
  • Bioinformatics and Data Analysis for Genomics
  • Fundamentals of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Integrated Topics in Genetics
  • Data Use in the Natural Sciences
  • The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science

Academic Requirements

Admission RequirementsTo be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—a bachelor’s degree, that aligns with one of the specializations of this course, or an equivalent qualification, as recognized by UWA.



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.

Detailed Program Facts

Starting in July 2019

You can apply until: 27 July 2019

For more details and information please visit program website.

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