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What will I learn?

The next breakthroughs in personalised medicine and genetic therapies will require a workforce with the skills to understand and use a range of genetic techniques and technologies, to interpret complex data sets, and to translate diagnostic, scientific and laboratory findings into clinical practice.

The Master of Biomedical Science (Genomics and Precision Medicine) is designed to meet the rapidly growing demand in biomedical science for graduates who are skilled in state-of-the-art omic techniques and who are well-versed in the language of genetics.

Who should study this course:

The Master of Biomedical Science (Genomics and Precision Medicine) is suitable for recent science and health graduates as well as established scientists or clinicians who want to advance their careers in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of genetic diseases. This degree will allow you to hone and expand your skills and knowledge in the genomic sciences in a range of careers and settings including genomics diagnostics, research and genetic therapies.

Career pathways

Graduates from the Master of Biomedical Sciences (Genomics and Precision Medicine) have an advanced knowledge of genetic medicine, research literature and genomic techniques. They are able to reflect critically and incorporate genomic and precision medicine knowledge and skills into their practice or research; adopting an evidence - based approach in clinical and research laboratories, and in non-clinical settings.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medicine and Health

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$52,500.00 (28,87,789) per year
Year 1 Tuition fee: AUD $52,500; This indicative tuition fee is subject to annual increase each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

25 June 2022

More details

Start date

1 August 2022


Westmead Institute for Medical Research

176 Hawkesbury Road,


New South Wales,

2145, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

An Australian bachelor's degree, master's or PhD from an Australian institution or equivalent. A minimum GPA of 4.5 out of 7.0 which is an approximate Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60 percent. This does not guarantee an offer as the places are limited and offers are made based on academic merit.

For international students

Admission to the Master of Biomedical Science (Genomics and Precision Medicine) requires:

A bachelor’s degree with honours in science, medical or veterinary science, biomedical science, health science or a health-related discipline;

Or a bachelor plus a postgraduate degree in a science, medical or veterinary science, biomedical science, health science, or a health-related discipline;

Or a pass bachelor degree in a science, medical or veterinary science, biomedical science, health science or a health-related discipline with minimum of 24 months relevant work experience

Or completion of embedded Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma.

IELTS: A minimum result of 7.0 overall and a minimum result of 6.5 in each band

TOEFL - IBT score: A minimum result of 96 overall including a minimum result of 20 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 22 in Writing

Pearsons Test of English: A minimum result of 68 overall and a minimum result of 61 in each band

Application deadline: Jan/31 for Semester 1 and June/30 for semester 2.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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