The University of Melbourne

Master of Science - Bioinformatics

The University of Melbourne

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

What do you get when you combine genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry and physiology with computer science, statistics and applied mathematics? The answer? Bioinformatics – tools that give you the power to unlock biological secrets.This coursework masters degree, which includes a major research project component, provides a broad education in bioinformatics, with strong foundations in computer science and statistics.Whether your background is in biology, biomedicine, mathematics/statistics, or computer science, there’s an entry point for you into this degree.

Designed for

Those looking for a higher level of scientific learning and professional training, and for entry into a research higher degree


  • 200 credit points, comprising 137.5 points of discipline subjects, including compulsory subjects, plus electives
  • a professional skills subject, scientific communication, 12.5 points
  • and a research project, 50 points.


  • Biology/biomedicine
  • Mathematics and statistics
  • Computer science

Standard entry requirements

An undergraduate degree with a major in a relevant discipline: biology and biomedicine, mathematics and statistics, or computer science, with an average mark of at least 65% in the best 50 points in appropriate discipline studies at third year, and completion of MAST10005 Calculus 1 or equivalent.

Study pathways

The University of Melbourne Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Biomedicine are pathways to this graduate program.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Parkville No
Parkville Domestic: $71,897
International: $98,662
  • Full-time : 2 years

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