Master of Science (BioSciences)

  • CRICOS Code: 094593C

Where will this take me?


Career outcomes

Our graduates go on to work as:

  • Bioinformaticians
  • Biotechnologists
  • Ecologists
  • Environmental scientists
  • Food scientists
  • Geneticists
  • Marine biologists
  • Medical researchers
  • Plant breeders
  • Policy analysts
  • Research technicians
  • School teachers
  • Zoologists.

Employers in this field include:

  • Medical research institutes such as WEHI
  • Government organisations, such as the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and Museums Victoria
  • Research hospitals such as the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • Companies such as Thermo Fisher Scientific and Coles
  • Academic and public research institutions such as universities and the CSIRO.

Technical and professional skills

On graduating from the course you’ll have high level research skills in your specialist area.

Additionally, you’ll have strong professional skills in:

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving
  • Research planning, literature reviews and ethical considerations
  • Scientific communication, both written and oral
  • Time management.

Further study

At the end of the course, you’ll be well-placed to begin a PhD in one of the biosciences, if you choose.

If you have a weighted average mark of 80% or higher in your undergraduate major, you may be eligible for the Graduate Research Pathway in Science. This is a 5-year course of study made up of the Master of Science (BioSciences) and a PhD in the same field.