Biomedical and Health Science - M6003

Biomedical and Health Science

Expert master degree

The Master of Biomedical and Health Science is a coursework degree to be undertaken in key research areas in the sub-Faculty of Biomedical and Psychological Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

The focus in your initial year will be on research methods and practices. You will undertake coursework units in pedagogical and research skills training, and engage in specialist theory units. Your second year involves a full-time research project and internship under the supervision of a member of the academic staff. The internship will equip you with skills highly valued by employers.

The intention of the Masters program is to provide students with flexibility, a core Monash value enunciated in the "Monash: The Next 10 years" strategy document, and to gain an understanding of the nature of workplaces and their associated values, routines and cultures and to develop and refine skills and professional capacity for work.

The work undertaken in this degree must contribute significantly to the knowledge and understanding of a field of study of direct concern to the Faculty. Additionally, it must demonstrate your capacity to carry out independent research.  In the second year, you will complete a literature review, assist in the planning of a research project, conduct the research project, and write a thesis.

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At a glance

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time
Duration Duration 1 or 2 years depending on prior qualifications. See entry requirements.
Start date First Semester (February), Second Semester (July)
Qualification Master of Biomedical and Health Science
Alternative exits
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

Qualifications

Entry level 1:
Duration: 2 years full-time (96 points to complete)

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Biomedical Science or other related areas of study* with a credit (60%) average.

Entry level 2:
Duration: 1 year full-time (48 points to complete)

An Australian undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent) in Biomedical Science or other related areas of study* with a high credit (65%) average.

* Related areas of study
Biomedical Sciences (anatomy, biochemistry, bioengineering, bioinformatics, biomedical engineering, biotechnology, clinical medicine, dental science, developmental biology, dietetics, genetics, immunology, medicine, microbiology, molecular biology, nutrition, pharmacology, pharmacy, physiology, veterinary science)
Life Sciences (biology, zoology)
Allied Health (physiotherapy, occupational therapy)

Further information

Where an applicant has the equivalent of a 3-year Australian Bachelor degree in a non-related discipline the selection panel will instead consider relevant and significant work experience as equivalent.

English requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with Listening: 6.5, Reading: 6.5, Writing 6.0, Speaking 6.0
  • TOEFL Paper-based test: 550 with a TWE of 4.5; or
  • TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 79 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 21, Listening: 20, Reading: 19 and Speaking: 18;

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Where an applicant has the equivalent of a 3-year Australian Bachelor degree in a non-related discipline the selection panel will instead consider relevant and significant work experience as equivalent.

Related areas of study

Biomedical Sciences (anatomy, biochemistry, bioengineering, bioinformatics, biomedical engineering, biotechnology, clinical medicine, dental science, developmental biology, dietetics, genetics, immunology, medicine, microbiology, molecular biology, nutrition, pharmacology, pharmacy, physiology, veterinary science)

Life Sciences (biology, zoology)
Allied Health (physiotherapy, occupational therapy)

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M6003

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M6003

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$29,900

Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.

Alternative qualifications

You may be eligible to exit your course early and apply to graduate with one of the following qualifications, provided you have met the requirements for the qualification during your enrolment in the Masters course:

  • Graduate Diploma in Biomedical and Health Science: you’ll need to complete a total of 48 credit points (1 year full time study), with a minimum of 36 credit points at level 4 or above.

If you decide to graduate early, you will need to discontinue from the Masters course. You may be eligible to receive credit for the units you have completed if you re-apply and are re-admitted to this course or apply for another graduate degree at Monash University.