Master of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

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

Programme Type

Master's degree


24 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Unlock the potential of new technologies in La Trobe’s Master of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics. Immerse yourself in the realms of human health, diagnostics, sustainability, food security, and renewable energy, where innovation meets application. Our program is designed to equip you with cutting-edge skills that transcend traditional boundaries and shape the future of biotechnology and bioinformatics.


Experience not only flexibility in your career but also in your learning journey with our Master’s program. In your final year, tailor your experience by choosing an advanced bioinformatics pathway or opting for the research project pathway. Benefit from unparalleled access to industry networks and researchers, and immerse yourself in 25-30 hours of weekly laboratory time, ensuring a comprehensive and hands-on educational experience.

Admission Requirements

  • Australian Bachelor’s degree or international equivalent.
  • Specialization in biology, including two years (four semesters) of second-year level or above coursework in biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, cell biology, genetics, or biotechnology.
  • Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60%.
  • IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5, with no individual band below 6.0.

A$39 800 per 120 credit points.

Future Career Outcomes

Upon completing the Master’s program, anticipate a spectrum of career outcomes, including leadership roles in research, development, and implementation of biotechnological advancements. Navigate the evolving landscape of biotechnology and bioinformatics, contributing to breakthroughs in human health, sustainable practices, and beyond.

Visa Requirements:

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