200 point program
2 years full-time / part-time unavailable
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
- an undergraduate degree with a major in a relevant discipline with a weighted average mark of at least H3 (65%), or equivalent.
Meeting this requirement does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- prior academic performance.
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for postgraduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 6.5 is required.
- Quotas may be applied to the degree as a whole, or to individual disciplines, and preference may be given to applicants with evidence of appropriate preparation or potential to undertake research.
- Entry is subject to the capacity of a participating department to provide adequate supervision in a research project appropriate to the interests and preparation of the individual student and is subject to the agreement of an academic staff member to supervise the project.
Find a Project and a Supervisor
Students entering this course are expected to have organised an academic supervisor in the relevant academic unit, and selected a research project, as part of the application process. The theme and scope of the research project is negotiated between the student and supervisor at the time of application, and a specific supervisor identified in the application.
To locate a supervisor please review the following procedure:
1. Review the Projects List for 2018. Use this as your starting point to identify projects of interest, then obtain the supervisor's email address from the relevant Department's web pages. You can also use the University of Melbourne's Find an Expert database to search for researchers, using keywords that align with your area of interest.
2. Make contact directly with potential supervisors (offer them information about your academic record and background), and provide them with details about the course you wish to undertake. Ask whether they are able to accept Master of Biomedical Science students and whether they would be willing to take on the role of supervisor for your nominated research project.
3. Have your prospective supervisor provide you with evidence (i.e. a letter or email) of their potential willingness to supervise your project. You will be required to submit this information as part of your course application.