Biotechnology – Genetics and Genomics, Master in Australia

The University of Western Australia

Study in:Australia
Deadline: 1 June 2019


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. You can specialise in either Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Environmental Biotechnology, Genetics and Breeding or Genetics and Genomics.This Biotechnology – Genetics and Genomics 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 commercialisation. 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.

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.

Program Structure

Courses include:

  • Integrated Topics in Genetics
  • Data Use in the Natural Sciences
  • The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science
  • Techniques in Molecular Sciences
  • Advanced Studies in Genetics and Genomics
  • Advanced Genomics Techniques

Academic 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.


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

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