Genome Analytics - S6005

Genome Analytics

Master degree

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.

The Monash Master of Genome Analytics is a two-year future-focused course that provides expert training in bioinformatics, genetics, and genomics, developing graduates to meet the growing demand for expertise in the analysis of genome sequence data. The course develops knowledge and skills in the computational approaches used in genome sequence analysis as well as genome function, and genome sequencing approaches.  You will undertake specialist studies, each focusing on the application of genomics in different contexts, ensuring that you are strongly placed to gain employment in the genomics industry and to contribute to its continued expansion and development.

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At a glance

Course Details

  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time
2 years/1.5 years depending on prior study (full time)
Start date
Applicants for 2 year version commence in July; Applicants for 1.5 year version commence in February
Master of Genome Analytics
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 (International students)


Entry requirements will depend on your prior academic background and experience. Your background and chosen length of study will also determine if you commence in February or July. You will need to meet the following requirements to be eligible for entry into the course:

Entry level 1: 96 points to complete – Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time

An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) with at least first year Biology, or related discipline studies and at least 60% (credit) average overall, or equivalent qualification and experience approved by the faculty leading the specialisation.

Entry level 2: 72 points to complete – Duration: 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time

An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline including genetics, bioinformatics, biomedical sciences, or molecular biology with at least 60% (credit) average, or equivalent qualification and experience approved by the faculty leading the specialisation.

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.

The course is structured in four equal parts. Part A. Genomics foundation studies, Part B. Core studies in genomics, Part C. Specialist studies and Part D. Advanced specialist studies

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Students applying for level 2 entry (i.e. bachelor degree with a degree in a related discipline including genetics, bioinformatics, biomedical sciences, or molecular biology or equivalent), apply directly to Monash using course code S6005.


Semester two (July)

Students applying for level 1 entry (i.e. bachelor degree with at least first year biology) Apply directly to Monash using course code S6005, apply directly to Monash using course code S6005.


Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

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.



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: 0101962