Graduate Certificate in Molecular Biology

Study Discipline: Medical & Health Sciences
Study Programme Details
City: Brisbane
Country: Australia
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type



6 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Immerse yourself in the dynamic field of molecular biology with UQ’s Graduate Certificate in Molecular Biology, a six-month program designed to equip you with high-level knowledge and practical skills essential for modern research or industry practice. Dive into laboratory techniques such as electrophoresis, polymerase chain reaction, endonuclease mapping, and more, under the guidance of expert faculty.


This program offers an in-depth exploration of gene structure, function, and manipulation, covering genome sequencing, recombinant DNA technology, and macromolecular structure determination. Engage in hands-on learning experiences including laboratory practicals, workshops, projects, and directed study to enhance your proficiency in bioinformatics, molecular genetics, biomolecular structure and function, and immunology. Graduating with advanced expertise, you’ll be primed to pursue diverse opportunities in molecular biology research or industry.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline, with at least one course in chemistry or biology, or
  • 2 years full-time equivalent relevant work experience in related fields
  • GPA of 4.5 on a 7-point scale in previous qualification
  • Relevant work experience in biotechnology, science, medicine, biomedical science, pharmacy, bioinformatics, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, or biological chemistry
  • English language proficiency (IELTS, TOEFL, PTE Academic, CES)
  • Immunology and Infectious Diseases
  • Concepts in Bioinformatics
  • Directed Studies in Molecular Genetics
  • Directed Studies in Biomolecular Structure and Function

Annual fee:

  • International:AUD $24,080
  • Domestic:$4,475

Future Career Outcomes

Our graduates are prepared to excel in various roles within the molecular biology domain, leveraging their advanced training to contribute to groundbreaking research, innovative product development, and transformative healthcare solutions. Alumni have forged successful careers across academia, biotechnology companies, pharmaceutical firms, and government agencies, driving advancements in science and technology.

Visa Requirements:

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