Master of Biotechnology: Genetics and Breeding

In Perth (Australia)

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    Perth (Australia)

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Course description, features and facilities The Master of Biotechnology with a specialisation in Genetics and Breeding provides the application of biotechnology, at core and advanced level, to the breeding of animals and plants. Using genes as a basis, the units explore evolutionary genetics and the use of genetics to generate and monitor new traits.

Students must nominate a specialisation on application. The Master of Biotechnology has specialisations in:

Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyEnvironmental BiotechnologyGenetics and BreedingGenetics and Genomics

The course structure and units are available at UWA Handbook.The Faculty of Science offers Master's by Coursework bursaries for domestic students and Postgraduate Merit scholarships for international students. Please visit the Faculty of Science website for details. This course has been approved by the Department of Social Services for Student Support Payments. Eligible students can receive Youth Allowance, Austudy or Pensioner Education Supplement. Further information can be found on the Department of Social Services website.

Master of Biotechnology course code: 71580Master of Biotechnology CRICOS code: 083859F

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Perth (Australia)
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35 Stirling Hwy, WA 6009


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  • Biotechnology
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Course programme


The Master of Biotechnology is offered by coursework or coursework and dissertation.

While the standard timeframe for completion of this degree is two years (full time), if you have previously completed an undergraduate degree in a cognate (related) area it may be possible to complete within 1.5 years.

The course offers a focussed, advanced learning experience that will enhance career choices. You must complete all core units and specialisation core units. This degree also provides the flexibility to choose from a range of units to complement your specific interests.

Course structures for the master's degrees with the new 1.5 to 2 year structure (72 to 96 points) are now available via the UWA Handbook.

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Master of Biotechnology: Genetics and Breeding

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