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

Our Master of Biomedical Science program allows students to undertake a substantial research project while broadening their skills through coursework, with the course lasting two years full time.

Health professionals and University of Melbourne medical students can also undertake Master of Clinical Research at WEHI. This is an 18-month course.

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

Master 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 WEHI. Masters coursework subject are through the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.

Masters scholarships

Masters students based at WEHI 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 WEHI?

Master of Clinical Research

This is an 18-month course offered to health professionals by the University of Melbourne. The coursework covers a range of aspects of clinical and translational research, while students undertake a one-year research placement towards their thesis.

Master of Science research component

Our research teams host students undertaking the research component of University of Melbourne Master 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 WEHI 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.


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