Clinical Embryology - M6010

Clinical Embryology

Expert master degree

The Intensive Master of Clinical Embryology is internationally renowned as a training program for all assisted reproductive technologies (ART), producing high calibre embryologists. On completion of this course, you will have developed the specialised knowledge and practical skills needed to work in, and manage, human ART clinics.

The course is offered both on-campus (one year full time) and off-campus (restricted entry, full or part-time) to domestic and international students.

Your studies will include the foundations of mammalian embryology, detailed assessment of all infertility treatment strategies and the theoretical basis behind embryo production, embryo selection and cryopreservation, with a focus on all current and future technologies associated with ART. You will also study units dedicated to Total Quality Management, Preimplantation Diagnosis and Ethics.

Throughout the course you will acquire all the practical skills required of andrologists and embryologists, from sperm and embryo handling and assessment, to in vitro fertilisation techniques and cryopreservation techniques, including vitrification of gametes and embryos. You will finish the year learning ICSI and biopsy procedures.

While learning the practical skills, you are also given opportunities to visit ART clinics and attend ART industry conferences within Australia and internationally. You will engage in research projects that are designed to enhance your practical and research skills, while assessments throughout the year are designed to measure your competency in theoretical, practical and research disciplines.

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Course Details

  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time
  • On-campus at Monash Medical Centre - Clayton: Full time
  • Off-campus: Full time & part time
  • 1 year (full time)
Start date
First Semester (February)
Master of Clinical Embryology
Alternative exits
Course Handbook

“One of the best things about studying the Master of Clinical Embryology was that I was being taught by experts in the field including researchers, clinicians and embryologists from renowned IVF clinics.” Adriana, Master of Clinical Embryology graduate

“There are no other courses in this part of the world that allow you to gain both the practical skills and academic knowledge that Monash does, in order to prepare you specifically for a career in human clinical embryology.” Tammy, Master of Clinical Embryology graduate

Entry Requirements

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

Minimum Entry Requirements (International students)


  • An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline including medicine, veterinary science, science or biomedicine (with honours— second class or above);


  • An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with at least pass (50%) average and a minimum of one year of full-time equivalent relevant professional experience in embryology or reproductive biology;


  • An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) and a Graduate Diploma in Reproductive Science from Monash University (or from another institution deemed as equivalent) with at least distinction (70%) average;

English entry requirements

Level A
IELTS (Academic): 6.5 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 6.0, Reading 6.0, Writing 6.0 and Speaking 6.0 Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 Overall score, with minimum scores: Listening 50, Reading 50, Speaking 50 and Writing 50TOEFL Internet-based test: 79 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18 and Writing 21 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

All applications are assessed on academic merit and relevant experience.

A Curriculum Vitae (CV)

This must include work experience and 2 referees and/or work references, where applicable.

A Statement of Purpose

The Master of Clinical Embryology is a high demand course. There is a quota on the number of successful applicants. Applicants meeting the minimum academic requirements are not guaranteed entry.

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 Clinical Embryology: 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.

Making the application

Future students

Note: Please make sure you read the extra requirements before you apply.

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M6010


Self assess for credit eligibility

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


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.


Fee information specific to this course

The equivalent fee for this intensive 72 credit point course combining 3 semesters of full-time study (1.5 years) into 12 months is 1.5 times the fee quoted for 48 credit points of study.

Ausstudy (Domestic students only)

Domestic students in this course may apply for Austudy payments fromCentrelink / the Department of Human Services. See the Austudy site for details.

*Additional eligibility criteria apply.


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: 028955G