Taught course

Master of Bioinformatics

University of Queensland · Science

Entry requirements

Prerequisites: An approved equivalent Bachelor degree in Science, IT and fields of Engineering, with an introduction in one or more subjects relevant to the study of bioinformatics, including molecular biology, computer science and statistics. UQ or equivalent GPA of 5 or above on a 7 point scale.

Months of entry


Course content

Why study the Master of Bioinformatics?

There is a world shortage of bioinformaticists. The Master of Bioinformatics (#24) is designed for biological sciences, computing and mathematics graduates who wish to increase their technical and research skills in core areas of bioinformatics, to update their knowledge of recent technologies and methodologies, and to obtain practical laboratory and computational skills through immersion in a research laboratory.

The program enables candidates to develop and effectively use best bioinformatics practice to solve complex scientific problems. It will also provide a preparation for entry into a Research Higher Degree program.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
18 months

Course contact details

School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004 Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980