University of Melbourne

Melbourne Graduate School of Science

Master of Science (Biomedical & Health Sciences)


The University of Melbourne

Room 104, Ground Floor

Parkville, New South 3010


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science - Biomedical & Health Sciences

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Science - Biomedical & Health Sciences program has been created to offer graduates a new pathway into a research or other science based career and/or PhD studies. This program is an alternative to the Honours/PhD pathway. Students undertake a research project and discipline-specific coursework subjects. In addition, a suite of professional business and communication programs are offered to complement and enhance your research and progress career opportunities. Find a Supervisor Students entering this stream are expected to have organised an academic supervisor in the school, department or affiliate institute of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences as part of the application process. Course structure Students must complete a research project under the supervision of a staff member of a School, Department or affiliated institute of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. Depending on supervisor and project availability, research may be undertaken in a range of areas including: •Anatomy and Cell Biology •Medicine (Royal Melbourne Hospital / Western Hospital and St Vincent's Hospital) •Microbiology and Immunology •Neurosciences •Nursing •Oral Biology (Dental Science) •Otolaryngology (Hearing Sciences) •Opthalmology (Eye Research) •Paediatrics •Physiology •Psychiatry •Surgery (Austin Hospital, Royal Melboure Hospital/Western Hospital and St Vincent's Hospital) Students will choose between a 75 point minor research project or a 125 point major research project. •Master of Science - Biomedical and Health SciencesDelivery mode and duration Normally this is a 2 year full-time course, although part-time enrolment may be possible. Please check with departments/schools at the time of application. Entry requirements A bachelor degree with a major in an appropriate discipline with at least an H3 (65%) in the major, or equivalent. How to apply It is required that you pre-arrange your research project supervisor prior to applying. The find an expert website will assist in this process. The theme and scope of the research project is negotiated between the student and the supervisor prior to application lodgement. How to apply for Science graduate course programs. Career prospects The MSc (Biomedical & Health Sciences) provides an understanding of the research process, specialist knowledge and professional skills that are attractive to employers. It also provides a pathway to research higher degrees. Graduates might consider employment options within the biomedical and health sector, such as: •Research & development •Health sector policy •Services delivery •Health sector management •Services co-ordination


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