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RMIT University

  • 45% international / 55% domestic

Master of Science (Laboratory and Clinical Science)

  • Masters (Coursework)

Contribute to new developments in laboratory and clinical sciences.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Course Code
MR234, 085836G
Study Mode
In person
International Fees
$30,720 per year / $61,440 total

About this course

Develop your research skills and contribute to new developments in laboratory and clinical sciences.

The School of Health and Biomedical Sciences conducts research in the area of ageing and chronic disease. Experienced researchers will supervise your work in the areas of:

  • cognitive and sensory disorders
  • diabetes, fatty liver disease and obesity: nutritional factors and drug discovery
  • early-life determinants of chronic metabolic disorders
  • musculoskeletal function and pain
  • respiratory and sleep disorders.

The research methodologies available to students include:

  • use of laboratory disease models and evaluations
  • biochemical assays, molecular biology techniques and signalling pathway investigations
  • discovery of clinical biomarkers and new therapies for chronic disease.

You will undertake clinical or experimental research in one of these fields with an individual supervisor overseeing your development and progress.

Research is undertaken in a strongly multi-disciplinary environment that brings clinical and basic researchers together to undertake novel research at the boundaries between disciplines.

You may also have the opportunity to conduct research at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai. For more information about this opportunity, contact Professor Jiming Ye.

Entry requirements

The minimum requirements for admission to a master by research program are:

  • a bachelor degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant discipline awarded with honours. The degree should include a research component comprised of a thesis, other research projects or research methodology courses that constitute at least 25% of a full-time academic year (or part-time equivalent). The applicant must have achieved at least a credit average in the final year; or
  • evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and/or experience that satisfies the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Training and Development or nominee that the applicant has developed knowledge of the field of study or cognate field and the potential for research sufficient to undertake the proposed program.

At RMIT a grade of credit represents academic achievement of 60% or higher.

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Career pathways

A master's degree will provide you with a foundation for further studies into a PhD and employment in senior leadership and management research-based positions in a variety of government, non-government and corporate organisations.