The University of Melbourne

Master of Genetic Counselling

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

In Australasia, genetic counsellors are allied health professionals who work in partnership with clinical geneticists or other medical specialists, often as part of a multidisciplinary team that may include other allied health professionals and/or scientists.Genetic counselling is a communication process that aims to help individuals, couples and families understand and adapt to the implications of a genetic contribution to a health condition.


The final year (100 credit points)


  • Genetic Counselling

Standard entry requirements

  • An undergraduate degree with a cognate genetics subject at second year level, or equivalent
  • Andevidence of at least one first year undergraduate biology subject and at least one second year undergraduate genetics subject (preferably human genetics), completed in the last 10 years and with subject marks of at least 65%, or equivalent. Applicants should attach relevant biology and genetics subject descriptions (in English) to their application
  • Anda personal statement
  • Andat least a minimum 6 months of demonstrated, relevant volunteer or professional experience
  • Andthree written, signed references to attest to volunteer/work experience and ability
  • Andan interview (which may be restricted to shortlisted applicants)


Board of Censors in Genetic Counselling (Human Genetics Society of Australasia).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Parkville Domestic: $49,593
International: $124,706
  • Full-time : 2 years

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