MR227 - Master of Science (Biomedical Science)

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Plan: MR227 - Master of Science
Campus: Bundoora Campus

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Program details
Purpose of the Program
Entrance requirements

Program details

Award title: Master of Science
Award abbreviation: MSc
Career: RSCH
Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Location: RMIT Bundoora Campus
Owning school: Health and Biomedical Sciences (173H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/health-and-biomedical-sciences/
ASCED code: 010913
CRICOS code: 079691D

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Purpose of the Program

This Master of Science degree develops advanced research principles and methods and mastery of a body of knowledge in Biomedical Science. Upon graduation with a Master of Science degree from RMIT University you will have developed:

  • high level skills in research processes,
  • the ability to solve complex problems and provide high-level, strategic and research-based advice in a variety of settings.
  • the ability to analyse and synthesise knowledge related to specific disciplines, and
  • high level communication skills.

A Master of Science degree will provide you with a foundation for further studies into a PhD and employment in senior leadership and management research-based positions in a variety of government, non-government and corporate environments.

Individually supervised research programs are available in the following areas of research focus:

  • Human Movement: physical activity and disability, motor skill development and control, growth and development, exercise physiology, exercise metabolism, measurement of exercise behaviour
  • Biomedical Science: anatomy, physiology, skin cancer, cell biology, cardiovascular biology, neuroscience, obesity and diabetes, wound repair, cell signalling, immunology, pharmacology, toxicology, biochemistry, molecular biology
  • Medical Laboratory Science: biochemistry, natural products, haematology, molecular biology, immunology, histopathology, pathology, transfusion/transplantation science
  • Pharmacy: pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical sciences, drug delivery

The Master of Science may be undertaken in project or thesis mode. Prospective candidates should discuss these modes of submission with their potential supervisor/s prior to application.

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Entrance requirements

Applicants for masters by research programs must have completed one of the following from a recognised higher education institution:

  • a four year bachelor degree with at least a credit average in the final undergraduate year;

        or

  • another recognised award deemed to be equivalent in character and standard to a four year undergraduate degree, with at least a credit average in the final undergraduate year. 

Alternatively applicants may provide evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and experience that satisfies the Dean of the School of Graduate Research or nominee that the applicant has developed knowledge of the field of study or cognate field and the potential for research sufficient to undertake the proposed program.

For information on international qualifications and corresponding entry requirements that are equivalent to Australian academic entry requirements, see the Country equivalents webpage.

English Language Requirements

A minimum IELTS (academic module) overall score 6.5, with no band below 6.0; or equivalent. For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents webpage (unresolved).

Selection Tasks

These entrance requirements are the minimum academic standard you must meet in order to be eligible to apply for the program. You will need to complete a selection task as part of your application. See the Postgraduate Research Admission Application Form for more details.

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