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.
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 Neuroscience Honours / Masters Information Session
A live Webinar will introduce the research projects available for 2021 and discuss the application process for Honours and the Masters of Biomedical Science.
There will be live Q&A throughout the event
Date: Monday 28th September 2020
Time: 11.00am to 12.00pm
Zoom Webinar link: Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Join from a dial-in phone:
Dial: +61 2 8015 2088
Webinar ID: 957 6074 2693
International numbers available: https://unimelb.zoom.us/u/adr1X6wQxF
(if a password is requested, use 12345)
Research Project Guide
The Research Projects Guide - details the research projects that are available for current Honours and Masters Students in the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience for 2021.
Prospective PhD or MPhil Students will find the handbook useful as it gives an indication of the diversity of research within the Department.
Note that Honours applicants who accept and enrol in a place in an FMDHS Honours course will automatically be considered for available FMDHS Honours Scholarships. These are awarded on academic merit.