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Field of Study

Animal Agricultural Biotechnology

Master of Biotechnology

Develop the skills and knowledge required to aid and understand animals in an agricultural setting with this specialised field of study.

You’ll gain knowledge and skills in animal and molecular biology, genetic engineering, animal reproductive biotechnology, animal vaccines, disease diagnostic equipment, and more.

You’ll develop multidisciplinary research and business skills needed to translate discoveries from the laboratory to real life.

As a graduate you’ll find research and development opportunities with animal breeding consultancies and companies, livestock industries, private or government veterinary animal diagnostic facilities, livestock biotechnology companies, and animal health companies, among others.

Highlights

1 in Australia for biotechnology

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022

9 in the world for biotechnology

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Plant and animal geneticist
  • Industry researcher

How you'll learn

In 2023, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Online study
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Immunology and Infectious Diseases
  • Biotechnology Applied to Livestock Industries

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