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James Cook University (JCU)

  • 28% international / 72% domestic

Master of Medical Science

  • Masters (Coursework)

Experience specialist training and hone your research skills to contribute valuably in your chosen field.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
2 years full-time
Course Code
117204, 096262F
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Jul, Feb
Domestic Fees
$28,960 per year
International Fees
$34,480 per year

About this course

Apply and adapt advanced knowledge in biomedical, medical laboratory and clinical measurement science. Learn how to improve human and animal health in rural, remote, and indigenous community settings. Study a specialised major and learn from industry professionals in JCU's cutting-edge custom laboratories. Network and form professional relationships with potential future employers. Conduct an independent research project on a significant topic and present your findings to post-graduate peers, academics and researchers. Integrate your theoretical skills as you complete professional placements*. Cultivate your commitment to lifelong learning with this dynamic and exciting program. JCU Medical Science graduates are highly sought-after, both nationally and internationally. View the for a detailed overview of available subjects, as well as pre-placement requirements.

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Career pathways

JCU Master of Medical Science graduates are equipped with specialist skills and are employed in a variety of medical laboratory settings. You could work as a research scientist in all areas or as a clinical scientist working in areas such as cardiac scientist, respiratory scientist, sleep scientist, neuroscientist or renal physiology. You could also work as a medical laboratory scientist working in areas of pathology, clinical microbiology, haematology, transfusion science, clinical biochemistry, histopathology, immunology, serology or laboratory management. Graduates of the medical laboratory science major are eligible to apply for membership with the .