Master des Monats

Der Master of Biotechnology der University of Melbourne

Biotechnology is a $500 billion industry that is fed from a fundamental area of applied science that covers a diverse range of specialist fields necessary to take biological and medical knowledge from a discovery to a marketable product.

The Master of Biotechnology provides a high level of specialised scientific learning together with executive skills training and options to specialise in business, communications and management. This degree provides the flexibility to choose from a range of electives to complement your specific interests and focus.

The University of Melbourne and the surrounding Parkville Health Precinct is a hub for biotechnology research, and the Master of Biotechnology draws on high profile, active researchers to teach into the course.

Not only will you be taught by world leaders in biotechnology, you will also benefit from:

  • Industry colloquia, where you can network with guest speakers from industry
  • Opportunities to undertake a significant project with an industry partner in your final year 
  •  Executive skills training in the areas of business, communications and management


Biotechnology is applied in many industries and fields of research, such as in medicine and pharmaceuticals (producing antibiotics, creating vaccines), animal breeding (DNA profiling and cloning), and food science (producing more nutritious food, and/or genetically modified food).

As a graduate of this program, you may enjoy a rewarding career in:

  • Product development
  • Project management
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Investment analysis
  • Health sector
  • Quality control
  • Food and beverage companies
  • Scientific legislation/patent consulting
  • Hospitals
  • Education/universities
  • Primary industries
  • Biochemical industries