Honours & Masters by Coursework

Further information

The following degrees each have an advanced coursework component and a research project and are grouped together on this page for convenience:

  1. Bachelor of Biomedicine (Honours) following completion of Bachelor of Biomedicine
  2. Bachelor of Science (Honours) following completion of Bachelor of Science
  3. Master of Biomedical Science - an undergraduate degree with a major in a relevant discipline with a weighted average mark of at least H3 (65%), or equivalent. This program is an alternative to the Honours to PhD pathway.
  4. Master of Science – following completion of Bachelor of Science

If you have not already done so, you should familiarise yourself with the structure, entry requirements, fees and scholarships and the application process for your chosen Degree.

Information sessions

Each of the Departments in the School runs Information Sessions for their prospective Honours and Masters students. These are advertised in the 'News and Events' section on the home pages of the Departments' websites.

These sessions include an overview of the Honours and Masters Programs and an introduction to the Research Projects available. You will be given a copy of the list of Honours and Masters projects that will be available for the coming year. In most cases, there will be honours students from the previous year who will speak of their experiences as Honours or Masters students.

Light refreshments will be available at the end of each of the sessions and there will be an opportunity to speak with potential supervisors.

How To Apply

  1. More information about the program and available research projects can be obtained:
    • At the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Honours Expo and individual information sessions held by Departments and Institutes;
    • From the departmental research project guide;
    • From individual supervisors.
  2. You need to identify a potential project and supervisor from the research project guide. Read the project description and any recommended publications to ensure that it is the correct choice for you,and then contact the head of the research group
  3. In some cases, supervisors may be willing to offer you a provisional place in their laboratory (a provisional offer indicates that you have a guaranteed place in the Honours course providing you satisfy all of the entry requirements).
    Students who have received a provisional offer should submit a ‘Supervisor Provisional Offer Form’ (final page of the research project guide booklet) signed by the supervisor by 13 November.
  4. Apply online.

Departmental Contacts

  • Anatomy and Neuroscience

    Honours Co-ordinator

    Dr Peter Kitchener
    Email: p.kitchener@unimelb.edu.au
    Phone: +61 3 8344 6746  (46746 if calling from a landline phone here on campus)

    Academic Program Co-ordinator

    Associate Professor Robb De Iongh
    Email: r.deIongh@unimelb.edu.au
    Phone: +61 3 8344 5788 (45788 if calling from a landline phone here on campus)

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

    Honours Students

    Dr Justine Mintern - Research Training Coordinator
    Email: jmintern@unimelb.edu.au
    Phone: +61 3 8344 2976 (42976 if calling from a landline phone on campus)

    Undergraduate Students

    Dr Terry Mulhern
    Email: tmulhern@unimelb.edu.au
    Phone: +61 3 8344 2277 (42277 if calling from a landline phone on campus)

    Masters Students

    Associate Professor Marie Bogoyevitch
    Email: marieb@unimelb.edu.au
    Phone: +61 3 8344 2289 (42289 if calling from a landline phone on campus)

  • Microbiology and Immunology

    Majors coordinator

    Dr Karena Waller
    Phone 03 8344 0045/40045
    Email: klwaller@unimelb.edu.au

    Honours Co-ordinators

    A/Prof Scott Mueller
    Phone: 03 834 49044

    Prof Damian Purcell
    Phone: +61 3 8344 6753
    Email: dfjp@unimelb.edu.au

    A/Prof Katherine Kedzierska
    Phone: 03 8344 3384
    Email: kkedz@unimelb.edu.au

    Academic Programs Offi
    Email: rwhitsed@unimelb.edu.au

  • Pathology

    Honours Co-ordinator

    Dr Theo Mantamadiotis
    Email: theom@unimelb.edu.au
    Phone: +61 3 8344 586 (45861 if calling from a landline phone here on campus)

    Academic Program Co-ordinator

    Associate Professor Frederic Hollande
    Email: frederic.hollande@unimelb.edu.au
    Phone: +61 3 9035 8780 (58780 if calling from a landline phone here on campus)

  • Pharmacology

    Honours Co-ordinators

    Professor Daniel Hoyer, Dr Graham MacKay and Professor Alastair Stewart
    Email: pharm-honours@unimelb.edu.au
    Phone (General enquiries): +61 3 9035 7119 (57119 if calling from a landline phone here on campus)

    Academic Program Co-ordinators

    Associate Professor James Ziogas
    Email: jamesz@unimelb.edu.au

    Dr Graham Mackay
    Email: gmackay@unimelb.edu.au
    Phone: +61 03 8344 3932

  • Physiology

    Honours Co-ordinator

    Dr Rene Koopman
    Email:  r.koopman@unimelb.edu.au
    Phone: +61 3 8344 0243 (40243 if calling from a landline phone on campus)

    Masters Co-ordinator

    Professor Lea Delbridge
    Email: lmd@unimelb.edu.au