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.

  • Ranked 85 globally 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, 2022

Entry Requirements

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Domestic applicants

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

Higher Education Study A completed Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the fields of Genetics, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related with a minimum GPA of 6.

  • Admissions Transparency Data
    Student Profile
    Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2023
    Number of students Percentage of all students
    International students 9 100.0%
    All students 9 100.0%

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Fees and Scholarships

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Domestic applicants

Indicative annual tuition fees
Australian Full-fee place: $40,500

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This is an Australian full-fee program. As a domestic student you may be eligible to:

  • receive a zero interest government assistance package to cover your course fees and
  • use over $100,000 in HELP assistance over your lifetime
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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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Potential careers

Graduates of this program have gone on to roles such as:

Laboratory Manager;  Medical Research;  Medical Researcher;  Medical Scientist;  Biomedical Scientist

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]


Assessment can vary from course to course and can include a combination of class work, tutorials, assignments, laboratory work, quizzes, project work and exams.

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Last updated: Friday, 1 Mar 2024