Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Where will this take me?


After completing the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major in the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Biomedicine, you’ll be well placed to move into the workforce, further study, or graduate research.

Career outcomes

This major opens up opportunities in medical and pharmaceutical research, the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, patent law, and the food processing industries.

You could also work on the development, production and marketing of biochemical consumables and equipment, or in policy-making in government departments.

You can find our graduates working in biotech companies such as CSL and Agilent Technologies, patent firms such as FPA Patent Attorneys, and research organisations such as the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, WEHI, and the Florey Institute.

Further study

You can complete an honours year in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology as part of your bachelors degree, or you can immediately move into graduate studies.


If you wish to continue your studies at graduate level, this major is a great lead-in to many specialist science and health degrees. Graduate degrees you could consider include:

Depending on the subjects you take in your undergraduate degree, a range of other graduate degrees may be possible – in fields as diverse as medicine, science and technology, health sciences, teaching, law, business, humanities and more.


If you complete an honours year or a masters course with a significant research component, you can go on to study a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), or another graduate research program.

This will set you up for a rewarding career in research with a university, research institute, hospital or biotechnology company.