Master of Biotechnology (Biomedical)(Advanced)

Lead the way in biomedical technology

Our Master of Biotechnology (Biomedical) (Advanced) shares many similarities with the Master of Biotechnology (Biomedical), but offers an even deeper and more focused research experience.

What will you do?

The two-year full-time Advanced degree shares a common first year with the non-Advanced program, in which you will:

  • learn from active researchers in biomedical science
  • gain the latest industry insights from lab placements
  • take courses in entrepreneurship, innovation and intellectual property management
  • hone your skills in all the same internationally renowned research facilities and centres listed in the Master of Biotechnology (Biomedical) description.

In the second year, however, the Advanced degree offers the opportunity to pursue a 24-point research project focused in a specific area, as opposed to the non-Advanced degree’s 12-point, more general project.

Please note that entry into the second-year Advanced stream requires a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 6. If your GPA is below 6, you will be able to continue in the non-Advanced stream.

Where could it take you?

Like the Master of Biotechnology (Biomedical), the Advanced degree will place you at biotechnology’s leading edge, where major advances are influencing important issues such as vaccine development, cancer treatment and stem cell therapies.

With more advanced research and data analysis skills in a specific area, however, you will be in an even stronger position to take on senior and/or leadership roles in that area. You will also be well placed to continue your research in a PhD.

  • Top 100 in world for Life Sciences and Medicine*
  • World-leaders in vaccine discovery for respiratory diseases
  • University of Adelaide key player in Adelaide's BioMed City

*QS World University Ranking by Subject, 2021

Entry Requirements

Please note: For programs including placements and/or study-related activities in settings where COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory, it is an inherent requirement that all students be fully vaccinated prior to undertaking the placement and/or study-related activity.
For our students who are studying offshore in 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.
Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for further information and a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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Domestic applicants

SATAC Code 3CM250
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake February and July
Selection Criteria
Graduate entry

How to Apply
SATAC Code: 3CM250

Fees and Scholarships

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Domestic applicants

Indicative annual tuition fees
Australian Full-fee place: $38,500

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These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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Degree Structure

Example Study Plan

Level I

Semester I

  • BIOTECH 7000 Advanced Research Platforms
  • BIOTECH 7030 Science Commercialisation & Innovation [or Semester 2]
  • Approved Elective
  • Approved Elective

Semester II

  • BIOTECH 7003 Advanced Research Techniques
  • EDUC 7055 Research Communication [or Semester 1]
  • Approved Elective
  • Approved Elective
Level II

Semester I

  • BIOTECH 7020A Research Project Part 1 (12 units) [or Semester 2]

Semester II

  • BIOTECH 7020B Research Project Part 2 (12 units) [or Semester 1]

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Last updated: Wednesday, 28 Sep 2022