Biomedical Science & Biotechnology

Access world-class training from leading researchers and some of the most advanced technology in the Southern Hemisphere. 

Study biotechnology and biomedical science and you will graduate ready to join one of the fastest growing sectors in the world. Do you want to catapult yourself to the forefront of this dynamic and fast-evolving industry? With us you can.

Join a university in the world top 150 for biological sciences and the best in South Australia.* 

Degree & Careers

Make us your 1st preference

In any life choice there's two main decision makers: your head and your heart. It's no different as you decide what, and where, you'll study.

At the University of Adelaide, you can satisfy your head AND heart. 
Have it all. HERE and NOW.

Biomedical sciences

Get ready for the biocentury

Our world is built on biology - every living organism wired with genetic hardware. In the 1970s, we began deciphering its code. Today, we’re altering it.

With advanced technologies and data analytics opening doors to things that would have seemed miraculous only years ago, biological science is poised to transform life as we know it. DNA origami, genetic modification, stem cell engineering, clones - feeding, fuelling and healing the world has never been more exciting.

You’ll have access to world-class training from leading researchers, and some of the most advanced technology in the southern hemisphere. And you’ll graduate ready to join one of the fastest growing sectors in the world.

Research image - Centre for Ancient DNA

Advancing health through research

The University conducts acclaimed research in a wide range of biomedical and biotechnological areas. Drawn to us from all over the world, our researchers - the same people who’ll teach you as a student - are pursuing potential cures for
major diseases and exploring biological processes at a molecular level.

These pioneering scientists are also developing, and teaching with, state-of-the-art equipment, such as CRISPR gene editing technology. The University of Adelaide houses the first genome editing facility in Australia.


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Study and career options

Study tours and experiences

We offer study tours and overseas experiences which aim to boost your science knowledge, confidence and employability.

Study tours

*QS World University Ranking by Subject Biological Sciences 2020

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