Undertake a Masters at IMB

At IMB, you will be surrounded by world-renowned, brilliant thinkers who are at the cutting edge of research. You have access to first class facilities that allow you to ask and answer the big questions. You will benefit from a collegial, supportive advisory team where professional development and entrepreneurship are encouraged and fostered. Finally, as an IMB student, you will be supported with a thriving and welcoming social environment led by our student leaders through SIMBA.

Research Groups

Masters by Research (MPhil)

A Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree allows you to undertake an original research project, guided by an experienced researcher. An MPhil fosters the skills you need to develop, conduct and communicate the results of a scientific research program. An MPhil also equips you with transferable skills such as leadership, communication, critical thinking and teamwork. These skills allow IMB MPhil graduates to secure positions not only in research and academia, but also in industry and government roles.

At IMB, you are surrounded by brilliant thinkers dedicated to research, who enjoy the respect of their peers around the globe. You have access to world-leading facilities that allow you to ask and answer the big questions. You benefit from a collegial, supportive environment where translation and entrepreneurship are encouraged and fostered. Finally, you can have a lot of fun as an IMB student!

If you would like to undertake a MPhil at IMB, first explore our Research Groups and then simply get in touch with the relevant researcher to kick start the process!


Masters by Coursework Research

The University of Queensland offers a number of coursework Masters programs in the area of Molecular Bioscience, including;

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.

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