Research Training

The School creates an innovative and inclusive academic environment, building on a strong legacy of world-class excellence. Join the next generation of biomedical researchers to lead the revolution in medicine and public health.

Graduate Research at MDHS

A resource for students and supervisors seeking up to date information about policies and procedures


Honours and Master of Biomedical Science

Honours is a fourth-year undergraduate course that consists of a combination of a research project and coursework subjects. It is designed to develop the student’s capacity to solve problems, to analyse data, to read and think critically, and to 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. More information, entry requirements and how to apply at:



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.