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Coursework

Master of Science (BioSciences)

  • CRICOS Code: 094593C

Where will this take me?

Overview

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, and 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
  • Universities and public research institutions such as 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 undertake a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy).

If you’re offered a place in the Master of Science (BioSciences), with an entry score of at least 80%, you’ll also receive a conditional offer for a PhD through the Graduate Research Pathway. By securing your PhD place early on, you can focus on your masters subjects, then transition into a PhD without the stress of reapplying. More about the Graduate Research Pathway