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Coursework

Master of Science (BioSciences)

  • CRICOS Code: 094593C

The experience

Overview

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 Port Phillip Bay or maybe even 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

Events that connect students with industry and other employers are held throughout the year. You’ll have the opportunity to network with and learn from professionals in your field.

We also offer students the STEM Industry Mentoring Program and the Job Ready short course – helping develop your communication skills and employability.

Volunteering

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.

Stay in touch with newsletters

We keep all graduate students up to date with a monthly e-newsletter, packed with news on events, scholarships, jobs opportunities, study tips and more.

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.