UQ Masters by Coursework Research Project
The University of Queensland offers a number of coursework Masters programs in the area of Molecular Bioscience, including;
- Master of Molecular Biology (MMolBiol)
- Master of Biotechnology (MBiotech)
- Master of Bioinformatics (MBioinf)
All of these programs incorporate optional research modules (of 2, 4, 8 and even 16 units), which can be undertaken within selected IMB Research Groups. Please note that Masters research projects are not advertised, but are negotiated on a case by case basis between the applicant (you) and an IMB Group Leader.
The strategy for choosing (and being chosen by) an advisor, and selecting a project, is very similar to that followed by prospective PhD candidates.
Those intersted in undertaking a Masters by Coursework Research Project at IMB should read (and adapt);
- How do I select a postgraduate advisor?
- How do I select a postgraduate project?
- Am I eligible/competitive for postgraduate study?
How do I apply?
A likely application sequence, from first contact to acceptance, is outlined as follows (this sequence may vary from person to person).
- You review IMB Lab Heads and the IMB Research Training Brochure.
- You contact an IMB Lab Head, to convince them to support your application.
- The IMB Lab Head reviews your request, possibly requesting further details via an IMB EOI, and/or a face-to-face meeting.
- The IMB Lab Head declines to support your application (the application process ends here), OR
- The IMB Lab Head agrees to support your application.
- You and the IMB Lab Head agree on a suitable research project.
- The IMB Lab Head forwards your details to the IMB PG Office (via an online nomination through Pebbles Senior).
- The IMB PG Office contacts you, and the relevant program coordinator, to complete all necessary paperwork.
If you wish to use your UQ Masters qualification to meet entry requirements into the UQ PhD program you will require a research component of at least 25% and an overall GPA of 5.