Master of Science (BioSciences)

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The experience


Start your research career here

Over the 2 years of the Master of Science (BioSciences) you’ll spend most of your time working alongside professors, postdocs, PhD students and other Masters students in one of our world-class research teams.

Your project will contribute new scientific knowledge, and many of our students publish their masters work in scientific journals.

You’ll be invited to regular seminars and other networking opportunities featuring academics and industry representatives from the University of Melbourne and other major institutions around the world.

An amazing research experience

You could find yourself on a boat studying marine ecosystems in the Great Barrier Reef, or trapping and relocating one of Australia’s endangered animals.

Or maybe you’ll run metabolomics experiments on one of our multi-million-dollar research platforms at the Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute.

With 200 academic researchers in the School of BioSciences, you’re bound to find your research niche.

Career connections

There are many events that will connect you with industry and employers throughout the year. You’ll also have the opportunity to network with and learn from professionals in your field, and to join the STEM Industry Mentoring Program to develop your communication skills and employability.


While you’re studying with us, why not take advantage of the many opportunities available for you to get involved with volunteering to extend your learning opportunities, connect with communities, and enhance your employability. One opportunity for volunteering is through the Science Student Ambassadors program.

Study abroad

To add a global experience to your degree, consider studying overseas. The optional industry internship subject can also be completed overseas.

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The beauty of the Master of Science (BioSciences) is that you are able to choose a project that interests you, which can incorporate aspects from botany, zoology and genetics. It also fosters a collegial academic environment in which you can share your research with others interested in your field.