Master of 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

Master's degree


12 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on an enriching academic journey with the Master of Molecular Biology program at UQ, where you’ll acquire high-level knowledge and develop practical skills essential for modern molecular biology research or industry practice. Dive deep into the fascinating world of genes and proteins, exploring cutting-edge laboratory techniques such as electrophoresis, polymerase chain reaction, endonuclease mapping, and more. Through a dynamic curriculum and hands-on experiences, you’ll gain expertise in genome sequencing, recombinant DNA technology, bioinformatics, molecular genetics, biomolecular structure and function, and immunology.



Join a vibrant community of scholars and researchers at UQ, renowned for its excellence in chemical and molecular life sciences. Learn from distinguished faculty members who have made significant contributions to breakthroughs in areas like safer vaccines, antibiotic resistance, viral infections, and early breast cancer detection. Immerse yourself in a stimulating academic environment where you’ll enhance your technical and research skills, explore core concepts in molecular biology, protein technology, and bioinformatics, and forge valuable connections with potential employers and mentors. Test various career options and put theory into practice, preparing yourself for a successful future in the field.


Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, with at least one course in chemistry or biology
  • Graduate certificate or graduate diploma in molecular biology (for accelerated pathways)
  • Relevant work experience may be considered
  • GPA of 5.0 on a 7-point scale in previous qualification
  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6.
  • TOEFL iBT (including Paper Edition) – Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21, and speaking 19.
  • PTE Academic – Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub-bands.
  • BE – 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.
  • 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

Our graduates emerge as highly skilled professionals ready to tackle the challenges of the molecular biology landscape. With a solid foundation in both theoretical knowledge and practical applications, they find rewarding opportunities across academia, industry, and government sectors. Past alumni have excelled in diverse roles, driving innovation and making meaningful contributions to advancements in molecular biology research and industry practices.

Visa Requirements:

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