Research Training

We provide an innovative and inclusive academic environment, building on a strong legacy of world-class excellence.

Honours and Master of Biomedical Science

Honours is a fourth-year undergraduate course made up of a combination of a research project and coursework subjects. It is designed to develop your ability to solve problems, analyse data, read and think critically, and communicate clearly.

The Master of Biomedical Science is a coursework master’s degree and includes a substantial research project. 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.

Both courses offer pathways onto a PhD.


PhD and M-Phil degrees

Start your research career here with a graduate course at Melbourne. Find out more information, entry requirements and how to apply.



Research themes and projects

The School’s diverse research themes provide opportunities for you to conduct research in areas of importance and personal interest. This multidisciplinary approach brings together researchers from the social sciences, epidemiology and public health, preventive, clinical and primary care medicine and from basic and applied sciences.


Research groups

The School has more than 85 research groups, producing an average of 1350 peer-reviewed publications annually. The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences is Australia’s largest biomedical research faculty – around 1500 researchers are undertaking world-class research across a wide range of health and social issues in a diverse range of settings.