Graduate Diploma 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



12 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a transformative journey in molecular biology with UQ’s one-year Graduate Diploma in Molecular Biology program. This comprehensive course is designed to equip you with high-level knowledge and practical skills essential for contemporary research or industry practice. Through hands-on laboratory experiences and expert guidance, you’ll delve into cutting-edge techniques, including electrophoresis, polymerase chain reaction, endonuclease mapping, and more, preparing you for a dynamic career in the field.


Gain advanced insights into the intricate world of genes and proteins with a focus on genome sequencing, recombinant DNA technology, and macromolecular structure determination. Engage in a diverse range of learning activities, including laboratory practicals, workshops, projects, and directed study, to deepen your understanding of bioinformatics, molecular genetics, biomolecular structure and function, and immunology.

As part of the program, you’ll have the opportunity to develop and execute your own research proposal, further enhancing your skills and knowledge in molecular biology.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, with at least one course in chemistry and biology, or
  • Graduate certificate (or equivalent) in molecular biology
  • GPA of 4.5 on a 7-point scale in previous qualification
  • Relevant work experience in related fields
  • English language proficiency (IELTS, TOEFL, PTE Academic, CES)
  • Advanced Molecular Biology Laboratory
  • Advanced Protein Technology
  • Advanced Genomics and Bioinformatics
  • Immunology and Infectious Diseases
  • Concepts in Bioinformatics

Annual fee:

  • International:AUD $48,160
  • Domestic:$8,950

Future Career Outcomes

Graduates of our program are well-equipped to pursue diverse career pathways in molecular biology research, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and more. With a strong foundation in both theoretical concepts and practical applications, our alumni have secured roles across academia, industry, and government sectors, driving innovation and advancements in the field.

Visa Requirements:

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