The Master of Science (Bioinformatics) is a 200-point course, made up of:

  • Discipline subjects (137.5 points), including compulsory subjects and electives
  • A professional skills subject –  scientific communication (12.5 points)
  • A research project (50 points).

In your first-year, your subjects will be tailored to you depending on your previous academic background (biology or biomedicine, computer science, mathematics or statistics).

In your second year, you'll take subjects that build your knowledge of advanced analysis techniques.

You'll also undertake a research project, over 12–18 months, working on a real-world bioinformatics research question. To support you and provide direction, you’ll be matched with one of our expert researchers and practitioners from across the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct.

Plus, you’ll take a subject on communication for research scientists, which ensures you’re able to speak and write about your research professionally and impactfully.

Your elective subjects are selected in consultation with the Course Coordinator.

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