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Biotechnology
Master of Biotechnology
Master of Biotechnology

Master of Biotechnology

  • ID:UWA610173
  • Level:Master's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$39,300.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$15,270.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$39,300.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$15,270.00
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$109,140.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  1. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have:
    • (a) a Bachelor of Science, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
    • (b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;and
    • (c) met the prerequisite for the chosen specialisation
  2. For the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology specialisation an applicant must have:
    • (a) successfully completed intermediate units at a tertiary level in Biochemistry, or equivalent, as recognised by UWA; and
    • (b) successfully completed intermediate units at a tertiary level in Molecular Biology, or equivalent, as recognised by UWA
  3. For the Environmental Biotechnology specialisation, an applicant must have successfully completed Chemistry ATAR, or equivalent, as recognised by UWA
  4. For the Genetics and Genomics specialisation, an applicant must have successfully completed intermediate units at a tertiary level in Genetics, or equivalent, as recognised by UWA

English requirements

  • Qualification through WACE, TEE or equivalent
    • Pass in English, English Literature, or English as a Second Language
  • GCE O-level (GCSE and IGCSE)
    • Minimum grade C / C6 in English, English Language, English (First Language) or English Literature.
    • Minimum grade A in IGCSE English as a Second Language, with grade 1(One) in Oral/Aural Communication.
    • Must be endorsed by CIE, OCR, Edexcel, AQA or other UK authority (independent and school-assessed O-levels are not sufficient).
  • TOEFL (paper-based)
    • 570 with a Test of Written English (TWE) of no less than 4.5
    • Scholarship applicants require 580, with 45 in the Test of Spoken English (TSE) and 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE)
  • IBT TOEFL (Internet-based test score)
    • 82 with 22 for writing, 20 for speaking, 20 for listening, and 18 for reading
  • IELTS (Academic)
    • 6.5 (no band lower than 6.0)
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
    • C pass
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
    • B grade
  • CELT Bridging Course
    • Overall score of 70% with a minimum of 65% for each section
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic)
    • Overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 64 in the Reading and Writing sections, 59 in the Speaking section and 54 in the Listening section.
    • The Law School requires an overall score of 70 with a minimum score of 70 in each section.

Other requirements

Higher English scores are required for admission to higher degrees in some faculties at UWA:

  • Law: overall IELTS of 7.5, with a minimum score of 7.5 for reading and writing and a minimum of 7.0 for speaking and listening.
  • Education: overall IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing.
  • Dentistry: overall IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing.
  • Business: overall IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing.

Course Information

Biotechnology is central to our lives. The use of plants, animals and bacteria, enhanced by areas such as genetics and genomics, gives rise to new food, fibre and chemical production routes, and new strategies for environmental protection and stewardship, all central requirements as the global population increases over the coming decades. You will train in the theory of genetics and molecular biology and receive training in ‘next generation’ practical techniques such as proteomics, metabolomics, and genomics. These core skills will be complemented by bioinformatics practices.

Specialisations:

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Genetics and Genomics

This 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. Current streams include the application of biotechnology to Plant and Animal Breeding, Environmental Biotechnology, Genetics and Genomics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Commercialisation.

This cross-Faculty course draws on the expertise of staff in the UWA Business School, business angels and mentors in biotechnology businesses to provide the academic and business skills you’ll need to make a significant contribution to the biotechnology sector now and in the future. You can also pursue options from other faculties. You will be well positioned to pursue careers in international research laboratories, government agencies and the private sector.

The core of the course draws on the expertise in Science and Business to provide a basis for skills training in biotechnology and combining this with skills in enterprise and commercialisation. In the Faculty of Science, key components are provided by the Schools of Molecular Science, Biological Sciences, and Earth Sciences. The Business School provides the required training in the commercialisation of biotechnological innovation.

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