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Overview  2020

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Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.


Semester 1, Semester 2

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

This course provides you with the opportunity to acquire advanced current knowledge in Microbiology. In addition, you will develop a capacity for independent research and problem-solving that can lead to workplace research and/or a degree by higher research (Masters or PhD).

At the completion of the course you will have:

  • established a strong understanding of a range of microbiological disciplines including food microbiology and safety, medical microbiology and microbial ecology;
  • developed analytical laboratory skills appropriate to various disciplines of microbiology research;
  • developed advanced skills in accessing, critically evaluating and communicating the outputs of current, peer-reviewed, microbiology literature;
  • developed skills and tools required to structure a funding application;
  • received research training in experimental design, critical thinking and research methods that facilitate the pursuit a potential career in microbiological research;
  • demonstrated the ability to produce an original written research thesis.

Course structure

Entry requirements

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in certain postgraduate coursework programs may not be eligible for student payments through Youth Allowance and Austudy. Visit the Department of Social Services website to find out more about eligibility for Centrelink support and the list of eligible courses

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.


For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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