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Master of Quantitative Biology

Overview

Master the use of programming, statistics, and mathematics to solve problems in biology

The Master of Quantitative Biology will develop your programming, statistical and mathematical modelling, machine-learning, high-performance computing, data visualization and communication skills.

You will also learn how to apply these tools to basic and applied biological problems from bio-molecular to ecosystem levels.

The program is designed to build upon your background in biology or mathematics. If you have a background in biology, you will be able to take foundational courses to improve your quantitative skills and vice versa. You don’t need to have a programming background.

This program is taught in an intensive mode that allows you to complete the equivalent of 2 academic years in just 18 months.

You will have the opportunity to do 2 research projects tailored to your interests - one with established academic researchers at The University of Queensland, and another with industry, government or not-for-profit partners.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
1.5 years
1.5 Years Master of Quantitative Biology
Start Semester
Semester 2 (25 Jul, 2022)
Program Code
5716
AQF
Level 9
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$68592 (2022 indicative per year)
Duration
1.5 years
1.5 Years Master of Quantitative Biology
Start Semester
Semester 2 (25 Jul, 2022)
Program Code
5716
CRICOS Code
0100695
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Develop a unique skillset in quantitative biology that is increasingly sought after in commercial, government and academic sectors.
  • Learn directly from researchers who develop and apply quantitative approaches to solve biological problems in areas as diverse as conservation, human health, and agriculture
  • Take advantage of intensive and/or flexible teaching modes.

1 in Queensland for biological sciences

QS World University Rankings 2022

1 in Australia for environmental sciences

QS World University Rankings 2022

How you'll learn

Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 2, 2022.

See the list of programs you can't commence online.

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

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

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Foundations of Quantitative Biology
  • Computational Methods in Biology
  • Dynamic Modeling of Biological Systems
  • Statistical Modeling in Biology

Career possibilities

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

  • Biologist
  • Research scientist
  • Environmental consultant
  • Natural resources manager
  • Public health researcher
  • Epidemiologist
  • Biomedical researcher
  • Geneticist
  • Biostatistician
  • Data scientist

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (postgraduate)

$78K–$90K

compared.edu.au

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

To be eligible for entry, you'll need:

  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline with first and second-year university-level biology or mathematics, or
  • a graduate diploma (or equivalent) in quantitative biology.
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.This program is taught on an intensive basis. Students complete the program in 1.5 years.
  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline with first and second-year university-level biology or mathematics, or
  • a graduate diploma (or equivalent) in quantitative biology.
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.This program is taught on an intensive basis. Students complete the program in 1.5 years.

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English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Quantitative Biology are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

$30,400

2022

Reduced fee (CSPs)

We offer Commonwealth supported places (CSPs) for this program for Semester 2, 2022. 

$8,021

2022

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Approximate yearly cost of full-time tuition (16 units). This program has a different study load so actual fees may be higher or lower. Check the courses and program structure for more details. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

AUD $68,592

2022

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Master of Quantitative Biology are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Master of Quantitative Biology pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Learn more about FEE-HELP

Centrelink support

Scholarships

Make your university experience more affordable with a scholarship. Opportunities include:

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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