Research course

Biomedical Science

University of Melbourne
MS by research

Entry requirements

1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:

an undergraduate degree with a major in a relevant discipline with a weighted average mark of at least H3 (65%), or equivalent.

Meeting this requirement does not guarantee selection.

2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:

prior academic performance.

Months of entry

February, July

Course content

The Master of Biomedical Science at the University of Melbourne is a coursework master’s degree incorporating a substantial research project.

This program is an alternative to the Honours to PhD pathway. Students undertake a major research project and discipline-specific coursework subjects. In addition, a suite of professional business and communication subjects are offered to complement and enhance the research undertaken and to progress students’ career opportunities.

The Master of Biomedical Science offers graduates a pathway into a research, other science-based careers or PhD studies.

The objectives of this course are to provide students with skills in:

  • Conducting research in biomedical and health science
  • Designing experiments
  • Managing a research projects
  • Preparing and giving an oral and written presentation of the results
  • Expressing intellectual, scientific arguments; and
  • Assimilating and critically evaluating existing knowledge within a scientific paradigm

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MS by research
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

University of Melbourne
+61 3 9035 5511