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.

Prospective students can view the program flyer and contact for all enquiries.