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Masters is a two-year graduate course that allows students to extend their capabilities in the practice and theories of medical research.

Our Masters of Biomedical Science program allows students to undertake a substantial research project while broadening their skills through coursework.

The Institute also hosts students undertaking the research component of University of Melbourne Masters of Science courses, typically in the areas of bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, mathematics and statistics.


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Masters of Biomedical Science

How to apply

We offer a number of student research projects each year. Prospective students should explore these projects and contact potential supervisors to discuss their research program. The Masters research project subjects (125 points) will be based at the Institute. Masters coursework subject are through the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.

Masters scholarships

Masters students based at the Institute are awarded the Alan W Harris Scholarship, providing $5000 to support their studies. Students need to have a H2A or above average in their previous studies to qualify. 

Frequently asked questions

Projects, scholarships, applications and selection criteria – what do you need to get a Masters position at the Institute?

Masters of Science research component

Our research teams host students undertaking the research component of University of Melbourne Masters of Science courses, typically:

Interested students should contact the relevant course coordinator to discuss entry requirements and research opportunities.

You can also view examples of student projects offered by our research teams.

Master of Science students who undertake a project at the Institute for research course credit and have an H2A or above academic standard in their previous year may be eligible for the Alan W Harris Scholarship. This provides each student with an allowance of $5000, paid while undertaking the course. 


Kerry Ko
Scientific Education Administrator