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:
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)
Students must complete a research project under the supervision of a staff member located in the School of Biomedical Science in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS).
Depending on supervisor and project availability, research can be undertaken in a range of discipline areas based in academic Departments (at various sites as listed) and some affiliated institutes (as indicated) including:
Students are also required to complete the compulsory discipline subject, Introduction to Biomedical Research (BIOM40001). This subject is delivered as a two week intensive during the last two weeks of February prior to semester commencement. Students should be sure to make arrangements to be available to attend classes on campus during this period.
A Master in Biomedical Science can open the door to working in a fast-growing sector and empower you to make a genuine contribution to society through advancements in health and technology. Biomedical research has significant professional applications, both domestically and internationally, and offers a variety of exciting career paths.Innovative research opportunities
Biomedical research, including biotechnology, is a rapidly growing sector. The Master of Biomedical Science program will place you at the forefront of this evolution.
Master of Biomedical students have access to some of Australia's top research organisations thanks to the University's location in the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, and its affiliation with industry partners and institutions with a wealth of internationally renowned researchers. Graduates leave the program with invaluable industry contacts from these experiences.
Through your research project, you will be embedded in the organisation most applicable to your research. That means you will have the opportunity to work directly with organisations such as:
The opportunity to tailor your research project to the existing needs of government or industry can pave the way for your future career from the outset of the program.
An active schedule of expert talks, workshops and symposiums will allow you to meet prominent local and international industry figures, expand your network, and make sure you graduate with a firm grasp of current issues faced in the industry.
The research and coursework components of the Master of Biomedical Science program can set the foundations for those wanting to undertake a biomedical PhD or further education in medicine, or other graduate professional health programs.An internationally recognised qualification and accreditation
The Master in Biomedical Science is an internationally recognised qualification. While Australia maintains a prominent place in biomedical research, the opportunity to work overseas and engage with the international biomedical community is immensely valuable.
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Semester 1 (February) entry - 30 November
Semester 2 (July) entry - 31 May