The University of Melbourne
In Melbourne (Australia)

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Important information

  • Postgraduate
  • Melbourne (Australia)
  • When:

Entry requirements & Prerequisites This major is available through more than one course, both of which have their own separate entry requirements. You can read more on the the Bachelor of Biomedicine & Bachelor of Science & Bachelor of Science Extended pages.
Available through the Bachelor of Biomedicine & Bachelor of Science & Bachelor of Science Extended

Important information

Where and when

Starts Location
Parkville Street, VIC 3010, Victoria, Australia
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What you'll learn on the course


Course programme

Studies in this discipline are available in both the .

Completing a Genetics major will prepare you for a career or advanced study involving the application of fundamental genetics, genomics, evolutionary, population and ecological genetics to all areas of biology, biomedical sciences and biotechnology.

You will develop knowledge and skills in the theory of genetics and molecular biology, population genetics and evolution and in experimental design, data recording and analysis and scientific writing, which are essential preparation for roles in universities, research institutes, government departments, hospitals and in the biotechnology industry.


Students with a Genetics major can work in areas including:

  • Medical genetics
  • Agriculture
  • Ecology and conservation
  • Biotechnology.

You could be employed by a range of institutions and organisations, including:

  • Research institutes
  • Hospitals
  • Universities
  • Museums
  • Zoos
  • Federal and state government.

You can also pursue a career using the knowledge and skills gained from the major as a teacher, counsellor, policy maker, journalist or publisher.