Biomedical Science - M3702

Biomedical Science

Bachelor degree (honours year)

This is a prestigious program of coursework and research in Biomedical science for high achieving students who have completed the Bachelor of Biomedical Science or a comparable degree course.

You will undertake research methodology training and carry out an independent research project in your specialist field, working closely with a supervisor who will provide you with individual guidance and academic counselling. The course offers a pathway to higher level research in biomedical science.

There is a wide breadth of biomedical research available in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, providing a high degree of flexibility for you to pursue your honours year in a field of your choice.

Studies can be undertaken within one of the schools of the faculty, including:

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Psychology and Psychiatry
  • Central Clinical School
  • Eastern Health Clinical School
  • Public Health and Preventative Medicine
  • Southern Clinical School.

Studies can also be undertaken with one of the affiliated institutes such as the:

  • Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute
  • Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute
  • Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health
  • Mental Health Research Institute
  • Hudson Institute of Medical Research
  • Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
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At a glance

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time
Duration
  • 1 year (full time)
Start date Semester one (February), Semester two (July)
Qualification Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours)
Course Handbook

Study with us

The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash is one of the largest schools for the education of doctors, nurses and midwives in Australia. Find out why our students chose to study with us.

Dr Ball is now NHMRC/National Heart Foundation of Australia Early Career Fellow at Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research.“The skills and knowledge that I gained from doing Biomed at Monash and my postgrad training undoubtedly enabled me to have a successful research career. I am proud to be a Monash Alumni." - Dr Jocasta Ball

Entry Requirements

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

Minimum Entry Requirements (International students)

Qualifications

Completion of all requirements for the award of the pass degree of Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Monash University, or a comparable qualification in biomedical science. Monash students require an average of 70% or higher in at least 24 points at third-year level (including at least 12 points in biomedical science core units).

Students applying for admission based on comparable qualifications in biomedical science will need to demonstrate that they have achieved an appropriate standard in studies comparable to the biomedical science core units and have an appropriate academic standard at third-year level.

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

English entry requirements

Level C
IELTS: 7.0 overall (no band lower than 6.5) TOEFL Paper-based test: 587 with a TWE of 4.5 TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 94 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 24, Listening: 20, Reading: 19 and Speaking: 20 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Alternative entry pathways

Multiple pathways to this course

There are many ways to gain entry to a course at Monash. If you don't meet our entry requirements, there are pathways to help. More about alternative pathways...

Additionally, we recognise that some applicants may have experienced difficulties that have disadvantaged them when applying for university. We offer a range of special admissions schemes that may help you gain entry to your chosen course.More about special admissions schemes...

Making the application

Future students

First Semester (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M3702

Second Semester (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M3702

Applications

International Application Open and Closing Dates:

Applications for Semester 1 open on the 1st March preceding the year of entry, and close on the 15th January of the year of entry.

Applications for Semester 2 open on the 1st July preceding the year of entry, and close on the 15th May of the year of entry.

Applications for this course are made directly to the School of Biomedical Sciences.

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.

International fee

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

A$42,000

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.

Enrolment Obligations

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than one third (33%) of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students must enrol in at least one unit that is not by distance and/or online in each compulsory study period unless the student is completing the last unit of their course. See standard 8.19 and 8.20 of National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

CRICOS code: 041538D

This course consists of a combination of coursework and research. In the coursework component you will develop advanced theoretical and/or technical knowledge of your area of focus within Biomedical Science. In the research component you will develop research methodologies appropriate to your focus and plan and execute a research project under the individual guidance of an academic supervisor.