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What will I learn?

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

The Master of Biomedical Science is a coursework degree and students must complete 200 credit points comprising:

  • Discipline subjects (50 credit points)
  • Professional skills subjects (25 credit points)
  • Research subject (125 credit points)

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$43,008.00 (23,02,355) per year
Indicative total course fee: AUD $88,166
Application deadline

30 November 2021, 31 May 2022

More details

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022


The University of Melbourne

Parkville Campus,

Grattan Street,



3010, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

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.

English language requirements:

IELTS (academic English Only): 6.5 (no band less than 6.0);
TOEFL (paper-based test): 577 +, TWE 4.5;
TOEFL (internet-based test): 79 + (Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13);
Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 +, no communicative skill below 50
Cambridge English: Advanced/ Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 176 +, no skill below 169.

Application Closing Dates - Semester 1 - 30 November; Semester 2 - 31 May.

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