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Where will this take me?

Overview

Career outcomes

With this major, you could pursue careers in a diverse range of fields, including medical and veterinary sciences, food technology, pharmaceuticals, forensic science, agriculture and waste management.

Our graduates work in public and private-sector organisations, including medical research institutes such as WEHI, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, andbiotech and pharmaceutical companies such as CSL, GSK and Roche.

Graduate degree pathways from this major

GRADUATE RESEARCH

Completing the Biotechnology major means you are very well placed for further study in honours and graduate research in a range of science and technology areas. If you wish to explore biomedicine research questions in greater depth, there will be opportunities to proceed to graduate research at honours, masters and doctoral level. Research training preparation within the honours year, a postgraduate diploma or a masters degree will be required as preparation for graduate research.

Further study

You can complete an honours year in Biotechnology as part of your Bachelor degree, or you can immediately move into graduate studies.

GRADUATE DEGREES

To take your biotechnology skills and knowledge to the next level, complete the Master of Biotechnology, which will set you up as an expert in your field.

Other degrees you could consider include:

Depending on the subjects you take in your undergraduate degree, a range of other graduate study options 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.