The key feature of the programs is research training across a variety of specialist areas in medicine and science. Advanced theoretical scientific knowledge is complemented by relevant practical laboratory training and backed up by business training in financial, marketing and management skills. The law, ethics, society and the environment have great relevance in biotechnology and all are examined.
Master of Biotechnology Studies students take the core topics, a number of elective topics and a nine-month research project in the School of Medicine or School of Biological Sciences.
Research projects are a vehicle for independent learning in a specific area of biotechnology that includes the principles of experimental design and analysis, innovation, critical thinking and research data presentation. Specialisations cover the full range of biotechnology.
The courses articulate and the sequentially developed topics allow progression through the three awards. Candidates who have completed the Graduate Certificate are awarded credit towards the Graduate Diploma. Candidates who have completed the graduate diploma are awarded credit towards the Masters.
*The University also offers the Master of Biotechnology program (Coursework & Research).