Master of Genomics and Health

    • CRICOS Code: 096349K

    Course overview

    • 2 years full time / 4 years part time
    • On Campus (Parkville)
    • Available to domestic and international students
    • Start Year Intake - March and Mid Year Intake - July


    Rapid advances in genomics in the last decade are expected to bring about benefits and challenges in health care.  These advances require a workforce able to incorporate new ways of thinking about, and applying genomics knowledge in clinical practice and policy.

    The Master of Genomics and Health provides advanced training in the current and potential impact on health and medicine brought about by advances in genomics and related technologies.

    The Master of Genomics and Health is a 200 point nested award with exit points at the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma level.

    Can be applied to a range of future careers

    Designed for a broad audience, the graduate programs in Genomics and Health will prepare you for a future within a wide range of genomics related careers.

    Relevant to medical and allied health professionals who wish to upskill in the area of genomics and medicine. Or recent undergraduates in science and biomedicine who want to broaden their careers beyond the laboratory.  It will also be relevant to those with a health or science background who seek careers in clinical trials, education, community-based organisations such as genetic support groups, government or those seeking an entry point into a graduate research degree.

    First of its kind in Australia

    The University of Melbourne has long been at the forefront of delivering genetics education. The Master of Genomics and Health is the first course of its kind to be offered in Australia.

    A flexible and personalised learning experience

    The program adopts a blended learning approach, utilising both self-paced online learning, and face-to-face tutorials and workshops that allows you to apply your knowledge in a problem-based learning environment.

    Taught by research and education leaders in genomics

    Led by research and education leaders within the Melbourne Children's Campus, incorporating expertise from the Royal Children's Hospital, the Murdoch Children's Institute for Research and The University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics.

    Pathway to a PhD

    As a Masters student you will be assisted with organising relevant internships and research projects. Successful completion of the research stream will satisfy the 25 point research pathway to PhD admission.

    For all enquiries email

    Free information evening -  Tuesday 10 August 2021

    You are invited to our Genomics and Health information evening to learn about a career in genomics.

    You will hear from Dr Sharon Lewis and Dr  Belinda McClaren who will give a short presentation about the program. Key senior lecturers will also be available to answer questions.

    Tuesday 10 August
    5:30pm - 6:30pm (AEST)
    Location: Online via Zoom

    Find out more about this event and register your details.

    Please note that registration is essential.