Master of Biomedical Science

    • CRICOS Code: 079405D

    Where will this take me?


    Careers in research

    The University of Melbourne is a leading university with strong links to government, industry, research institutes and health care providers, equipping Master of Biomedical Science graduates to pursue research careers in a range of settings, including:

    • Academic positions at universities
    • Policy-making or research positions in government organisations
    • Private and non-government sector research and development projects
    • Self-employed consulting positions on technical or policy issues in relevant areas of expertise

    Alternative careers

    The broad range of coursework subjects available through the Master of Biomedical Science, and an emphasis on developing expertise in a chosen research area, enables graduates to pursue additional opportunities in:

    • Project management
    • Market research
    • Technical sales, marketing and communications
    • New product development
    • Consulting
    • Business development
    • Science communication and journalism
    • Teaching
    • Biosafety and Regulation
    • Research/Diagnostic Laboratory Technician

    Employers in these areas include:

    • Medical research institutes such as the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, the Florey Institute and the Burnet Institute
    • The Victorian Government, Australian Government and regulatory authorities such as the Therapeutic Goods Administration
    • Research hospitals such as Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
    • Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies such as CSL, Cochlear and GlaxoSmithKline
    • Universities and public research institutions such as the CSIRO

    Technical and professional skills

    Graduates of this course will have developed skills in the following:

    • Conducting research in biomedical and health sciences;
    • Critical thinking and problem solving;
    • Designing experiments;
    • Managing a research project;
    • Preparing and delivering oral and written presentations of project results;
    • Expressing intellectual, scientific arguments; and
    • Assimilating and critically evaluating existing knowledge within a scientific paradigm.

    Further study

    Graduates of this course may qualify to pursue doctoral (PhD) studies in a related field.