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Microbiology degrees in Australia

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Looking for graduate level options? See Masters degrees in Microbiology in Australia

Study a Microbiology degree in Australia in 2024

Microbiology encompasses the study of microorganisms, such as algae, bacteria, fungi, moulds and viruses. There are several sub-disciplines within the field of microbiology, including bacteriology, virology and immunology, among others. As a microbiologist you could be responsible for the development of new medicines, tracking the emergence of new diseases, or studying the increase of antibiotic resistance.

Graduates of a degree in microbiology have a wide range of career opportunities available to them. These include biomedical scientist, food technologist, marine biologist, immunologist, pharmacologist and laboratory technician, as well as many others.

Your degree will be delivered through a mixture of modes. These will include lectures and seminars, as well as practical laboratory sessions. Depending on your course, you may also have the option to take part in a work placement. Modules you study could include:

  • Food Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Pathology and Medicine
  • Animal Infectious Diseases
  • Haematology

Study in Australia

Famous for surfing, sunshine and beaches, Australia has so much to offer to international students. The country's rich culture and history makes it a incredibly diverse country, and one that is welcoming and warm towards the international community. Australia has long been seen as a global leader in higher education, and places emphasis on delivering world-class education to both domestic and international students. The Group of Eight Universities is a prestigious group of universities that focus on providing internationally renowned faculty and research facilities across Australian higher education.

See our detailed guide to studying in Australia for international students.

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