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Master of Biomedical Science

MBSc(Curtin) - MC-BIOMED Health Sciences
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February
Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

In this course you will focus on molecular biotechnology, including molecular genetics, bioinformatics, the microbiology and immunology of infectious diseases and stem cell technology. You can choose optional units in these areas according to your interests.

Laboratory classes will help improve your research capabilities and technical skills, such as DNA cloning and sequencing. An advanced laboratory unit and/or individual research projects will further hone your laboratory skills for a professional research environment.

Your practical work may also include real-life situations involving experimental design, technique selection and solving practical problems in the laboratory.

Alternatively, project units can be used for biological and medical research at a theoretical level, fostering critical analysis of scientific literature and the formulation of novel hypotheses and research proposals.

You will graduate with the knowledge and practical skills required to work at an advanced level in the biomedical sector and other biotechnology related industries.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

A bachelor degree in a biology or biomedical/life science based discipline or equivalent.

Graduates from other science disciplines are considered.

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.5
Speaking 6.5
Reading 6.5
Listening 6.5
Overall band score 7.0

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees. $24,900*

Fees are indicative first year only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. 300 credits are needed to graduate from this course. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Biotechnology Association and equivalent industry organisations internationally.

Credit for previous study

A bachelor degree in a biomedical/life science based discipline or equivalent with a course weighted average (CWA) of 65 per cent.

Graduates from other science disciplines are considered and assessed on an individual basis, but you should have sound knowledge in biochemistry, molecular genetics and microbiology.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

Career opportunities

Graduates can seek employment in the biotechnology and allied industries, government, hospital and university research and development laboratories and in other professions that require an advanced understanding of molecular biosciences.

This course also provides the formal requirements for entry into higher research degrees (PhD or Master of Philosophy) and progression to research leadership opportunities.

More information about Biomedical Sciences