The following degrees each have an advanced coursework component and a research project and are grouped together on this page for convenience:
- Bachelor of Biomedicine (Honours) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) following completion of Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline
- Master of Biomedical Science - entry requirements are 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.
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.
What is Honours?
Honours is a fourth-year undergraduate course that consists of a combination of a research project and coursework subjects. The course is designed to develop the student’s capacity to solve problems, to analyse data, to read and think critically, and to communicate clearly.
Honours can give you a taste of what working as a scientist would be like as a career, allows you to demonstrate academic excellence in an area of special interest to you, and provides an entry point for further research higher degree study (i.e. PhD) and coursework courses. These skills are highly sought after by employers in biological, medical and industrial areas.
What is the Master of Biomedical Science?
The Master of Biomedical Science at the University of Melbourne is a coursework master’s degree incorporating a substantial research project. This course is an alternative to the Honours as a PhD pathway. Students undertake a major research project and discipline-specific coursework subjects. In addition, a suite of professional business and communication subjects are offered to complement and enhance the research undertaken and to progress students’ career opportunities.
The course encourages students to think innovatively and provides an awareness of the health and economic benefits of biomedical research. Graduates of this course gain an understanding of the research process, specialist knowledge and professional skills that are attractive to employers.
Honours & Masters Info
1 year (full time)
2 years (full time), part time available
Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)
Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)
PhD Scholarship scoring
Considers marks from 3rd year of Bachelor degree and Honours
Only Masters marks are considered
International Market recognition
Australian Honours degrees may not be recognised overseas as many countries do not have an equivalent degree.
Recognised as a graduate Masters degree
How to apply
Coursework subjects: 25 points
Coursework subjects: 75 points
Anatomy and Physiology Honours / Masters Information Session 2022
The department information session is yet to be scheduled for 2022. This event usually takes place the second half of September.
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Research Project Guide: Anatomy and Physiology
The Research Projects Guide - details the research projects that are available for current Honours and Masters Students of Anatomy and Physiology for 2022.
Prospective PhD or MPhil Students will find the handbook useful as it gives an indication of the diversity of research within the Department of Anatomy and Physiology.
Honours applicants who accept and enroll in a place in an MDHS Honours course will automatically be considered for available MDHS Honours Scholarships. These are awarded on academic merit.
The Department of Anatomy and Physiology also offer two Research Scholarships and Studentships for student to facilitate students to conduct short term research projects within the department over the summer break before commencing Honours/Masters of Biomedical Science.
Dr Michelle Rank
Phone: + 61 3 8344 7334
Dr Angelina Fong
Phone: + 61 38344 6707
Dr Garron Dodd
Phone: + 61 39035 3918
Dr Mike Clark
Phone: + 61 39035 3669
Masters Coordinator for Anatomy and Physiology students at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
Dr Sarah Gordon
Phone: + 61 3 8344 8158
Dr Simon Murray
Phone: + 61 3 8344 5813