Master of Genome Analytics

Genome sequencing is revolutionising the future of healthcare.


Become an expert analyst and help lead the change, with a Master of Genome Analytics at Monash University.

Our new Master of Genome Analytics – the only course of its kind in Australia - will provide you with expert training in bioinformatics, genetics, and genomics, to help you future proof your career in the analysis of everything from microbiomes to cancer to infectious diseases and more.

The program’s multidisciplinary structure and focus on industry and clinical application will provide you with hands on experience to prepare you for your career. You will be part of a unique graduate cohort able to meet the growing demand for expertise in the analysis of genome sequence data.

As a graduate of this degree, you will become a holistically-trained expert, workplace-ready, and equipped with the knowledge and skills to help revolutionise the future of healthcare.

Through the identification of predispositions to disease, the origin of infertility and birth defects, and other genetic disorders, genome analysis is saving lives - but it could be saving many more.

With continued improvements in DNA sequencing technology, genome-based diagnosis and health management, the healthcare system stands at the gateway to a future where diseases are diagnosed early and precise treatments provided. However, in the absence of enough specialist genome analysts, we cannot translate and expand the discoveries from genome sequencing to the healthcare system, and ultimately improve health.

We need diligent, detail-oriented health and science graduates who are driven by the opportunity to better understand the genetic contributions to disease, to consider a new focus in their careers and study our highly specialised Master of Genome Analytics.

We will train you in specific technical and professional skills so that you are equipped to help the world take the next crucial steps in diagnostics and genomic medicine. Our course’s multidisciplinary structure and focus on application in industry and clinical environments, will prepare you to turn theory into real-world outcomes and set you up for an outstanding professional career.


  • Professor Robert Bryson Richardson (Course Director)
  • Dr Hendrika Duivenvoorden (Course Coordinator)
  • Associate Professor Francine Marques
  • Associate Professor Sefi Rosenbluh
  • Professor Catherine Mills
  • Dr Jeremy Barr
  • Dr Mike McDonald
  • Dr Kay Hodgins
  • Dr Matt McGee
  • Dr Desirée du Sart
  • Dr Peter Boag
  • Dr Lochlan Fennel
  • Ms Fiona Cunningham
  • Ms Amanda Springer
  • Professor Colby Zaph


There are many possible career choices in the rapidly changing field of genome analytics. Some options include careers in:

    These include:
  • Diagnostic laboratories
  • Medical and pharmaceutical research
  • Private and public biotechnology companies
  • Hospitals
  • Universities




Genomics Foundation Studies
(Part A, 24 credit points)

  • The Dynamic Cell (6)
  • Human Genetics (6)
  • Medical and Forensic Genetics (6)
  • Advanced Genetics and Biotechnology (6)



Core Studies in Genomics
(Part B, 24 points)

  • Genomics and its Applications (6)
  • Sequencing Technologies (6)

Specialist Studies
(Part C, 24 points)

Genome Curation (12)



  • Applied Bioinformatics (6)
  • Genome Function (6)
  • Clinical Applications of Genomics (12)



Advanced Specialist Studies
(Part D, 24 credit points)

Research pathway
Students undertake a 24-point scholarly Genomic Research Thesis
Coursework and Advanced Case Studies Pathway
Disease Surveillance and the Microbiome (6)
Cancer Genomics (6)
Advanced Case Studies (12)
Coursework and Internship Pathway 
Disease Surveillance and the Microbiome (6)
Cancer Genomics (6)
Internship (12)


For entry to Monash University, you must meet the minimum English language requirements.

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

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If you have more questions, please get in touch!

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