Clinical Research - M6028

Clinical Research

Expert master degree

Our course enables you to specialise in clinical research or translational medicine.  The clinical research specialisation will allow you to develop a detailed understanding of biostatistics, epidemiology, data management, clinical trials, clinical measurement, ethical practice, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, and critical appraisal of the scientific literature for application in research and clinical practice.

To ensure depth of understanding, as well as providing a valuable opportunity to innovate within their particular fields, you have the option to develop your own research protocol and undertake a clinical epidemiological project.

The translational medicine specialisation will provide you with understanding of biostatistics, epidemiology, clinical trials and ethics. It will provide you with the opportunity to develop competency across a range of translational medicine fields including blood diseases, metabolic disorders, neuroscience and bioinformatics.

The course structure and flexibility assists you to extend, integrate and apply your core knowledge and skills with depth across the broad domain of clinical practice and research, something that students want in a highly competitive industry and employers have identified as important.

Taught by some of Australia’s leading clinical academics, the curriculum is designed for students seeking to balance the demands of a busy workflow with the need to engage in further professional development. Structured around a mixture of online educational delivery and face-to-face block days, the course provides a level of detailed engagement that is also flexible. Block days are delivered at The Alfred Hospital, a major teaching hospital in inner-city Melbourne.

You can undertake this course full-time or part-time. Assessment is based on written assignments, examinations, class participation, web-based tasks and the optional supervised research project.


  • Clinical Research
  • Translational Medicine
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At a glance

Course Details

  • On-campus at Alfred Hospital: Full time
  • Multi-modal at Alfred Hospital: Full time

IMPORTANT:   This course is only available to international students in ‘on-campus’ mode.  Please note that ‘on-campus’ mode comprises a mix of online learning and on-site teaching.

For most units, the majority of contact hours are facilitated through the University’s online learning platform, with additional face-to-face contact during designated study days at Public Health & Preventive Medicine at the Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (AMREP) in Melbourne.

  • 2 years (full time)
Start date
First Semester (February)
Master of Clinical Research, Master of Clinical Research (Translational Medicine)
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 Level 1:
Duration: 96 points to complete - 2.0 years full-time, 4 years part-time 

An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline with at least a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60% or an equivalent GPA as determined by the Faculty.

Entry Level 2:
Duration: 72 points to complete - 3 years part-time 

An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline with at least a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60% or an equivalent GPA as determined by the Faculty and a minimum of two years of relevant work experience.


An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline with a research Honours, or a medical degree or a Monash University Bachelor of Public Health Science degree; with at least a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60% or an equivalent GPA as determined by the Faculty.

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

Applicants need to provide relevant work experience or statement from employer to substantiate period of employment.

The course is structured in two parts: Part A. Clinical research studies and Part B. Advanced application studies.

Making the application

Future students

Note: Please make sure you read the Assessments/written submission before you apply.

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M6028


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

Note Please note: The fee information displayed is based on the 2021 rates and should only be used as a guide.

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.

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: 102718B