Master of Biomedical Science

The Master of Biomedical Science offers graduates a pathway into a research or other science based careers, or PhD studies.

This program is an alternative to the Honours to PhD pathway. In addition to conducting a major, novel research project, Master of Biomedical Science students are required to undertake a coursework component.

Stem cell subjects that can be taken during your Master of Biomedical Science:



Skills Developed


Tissue Engineering and Stem Cells (BMEN90011)

Students studying Tissue Engineering and Stem Cells will become familiar with the history, scope and potential of tissue engineering, and the potential role of stem cells in this field.
Apply knowledge of basic science and engineering fundamentals;

Undertake problem identification, formulation and solution;

Utilise a systems approach to design and operational performance;

Function effectively as an individual and in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams, with the capacity to be a leader or manager as well as an effective team member.
No pre-requisites apply. Refer to the Handbook for other requirements.

Stem Cells in Development & Regeneration (CEDB30004)

This subject introduces students to advanced research topics in modern stem cell biology with respect to current roles of stem cells in development of organisms, regenerative medicine and ethical considerations of biotechnological applications.
Analysing complex scientific issues;

Making a constructive critique of a scientific proposal;

Performing written communication skills at a high standard;

Contributing to intellectual discussion;

Analysing how science interacts with society.
Contact subject coordinator regarding enrolment. Refer to the Handbook for other requirements.

If you are interested in completing your Master of Biomedical Science, with a project in the stem cell area, explore the research projects and people completing work on stem cells who are available to supervise Masters students. When you have identified an area you are interested in, contact the Research Group Leader and discuss your options with them. It is advisable to approach a number of potential supervisors.

Stem Cell Research Areas

In order to be considered for entry, applicants

  • must have completed an undergraduate degree with a major in a relevant discipline with a weighted average mark of at least H3 (65%), or equivalent.

Meeting this requirement does not guarantee selection.

The University of Melbourne Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science has a wealth of information on the Masters Degree, including how to apply and entry requirements.

Read more about the Master of Biomedical Science

Prospective graduate students interested in research may wish to consider the Master of Philosophy (Biomedical Science). The Master of Philosophy is an 18-month Masters by research degree designed for students to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research.

Read more about the Master of Philosophy