Master of Science - Bioinformatics

The University of Melbourne

Drawing on multiple disciplines including genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology, computer science, statistics and applied mathematics, this coursework masters degree gives you the tools to unlock biological secrets. You will customise your first year, based on your academic background, followed by a common second year that builds a broad knowledge of bioinformatics. A major research project component provides a broad education in bioinformatics, with strong foundations in computer science and statistics. You will benefit from our close connections to the 30 hospitals, medical research organisations and biotechnology institutes that make up the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct, all within a short walk of the University of Melbourne.

Course Fee:

Australian: $63,501
International: $83,968

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.

Structure:

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.

Subjects you can Study:

Genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology, computer science, statistics, applied mathematics.

Study Pathways:

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

Who for:

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

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00116K

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parkville No info Yes Full time 2 years
Parkville No info Yes Part time 4 years
Numbers aren’t always important. But when you graduate from a university that's ranked one of the world’s best, you’ll share that reputation. Not just after graduation but long after you leave.

 

Why study with us 

With a 160-year history of leadership in learning, teaching and research, the University of Melbourne has grown to be an internationally respected institution, consistently ranked as one of the world’s leading universities – number one in Australia and number 32 in the world*. 

The value of a Melbourne education is backed up by the fact we’re ranked sixth in the world for graduate employability by the well-regarded QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020.

 

Facilities and services 

The Parkville campus, with new, state-of-the-art facilities springing up beside our heritage buildings, connects Australia’s leading health and biomedical precinct with our faculties and schools, while the Southbank campus – home to studies in fine arts, performance and music – is on the doorstep of the best museums, galleries, theatres and concert halls in Australia. 

Our regional campuses provide immersive experiences in specialty areas like veterinary medicine, agriculture, and forestry.

Alongside our industry-focused academics, there are internships and volunteering opportunities to give you real-world work experience and develop leadership qualities, while giving you the chance to contribute to the community.

 

Admission and Selection

The University of Melbourne’s Study website is a ready resource for everything you need to know about studying at Australia’s leading university. From eligibility requirements for domestic and international students and submitting an application through VTAC to applying for special entry schemes and scholarships, you’re set up for success from the get-go.

 

Study options 

Our approach means you can create your own study path based on your interests and abilities, but with flexibility to explore new options along the way. In a world where careers are changing fast and employers want analytical and adaptable thinking, this flexibility has never been more important. 

Our bachelor degrees are offered in: Agriculture, Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Design, Fine Arts, Music, Oral Health, and Science and cover more than 100 areas of study. Our professional graduate programs include architecture, criminology, education, engineering, finance, law, medicine, nursing, optometry, psychology, urban planning, veterinary medicine and many, many more. 

We’ve also introduced a new suite of courses that bundle your undergraduate degree with your graduate study. These Graduate Degree Packages mean you’ll have the assurance of a guaranteed graduate place at the time you receive your offer. 

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019

 

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