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Major

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

    Where will this take me?

    Overview

    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.

    GRADUATE DEGREES

    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.

    GRADUATE RESEARCH

    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.