The University of Melbourne

Master of Science - Biosciences

The University of Melbourne

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

Breed zoology with plant science and cross-pollinate with genetics and you've produced the Master of Science (BioSciences).This uniquely collaborative course is yours to personalise. Select your area of specialisation and pair it with a choice of professional skill-building subjects.The defining feature of the course is a major research project in your study area. You'll be supervised by one of our renowned researchers, who work on everything from sensory ecology to aquaculture technology and plant pathology.


200 credit points, comprising discipline core subjects (25 points), discipline elective subjects (25-37.5 points), professional skills subject (12.5-25 points), research project (125 points).


  • Biosciences

Standard entry requirements

  • An undergraduate degree with a major in a relevant discipline: biomedicine, computational biology, ecology, evolutionary biology, environmental science, genetics, physiology, plant science, veterinary science, zoology, with a weighted average mark of at least H3 (65%) in the best 50 points in appropriate discipline studies at third year
  • Appropriate prerequisite studies for the stream into which entry is sought.

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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