Course outline

This research degree may be undertaken in the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences’ principal research areas and strengths.

The program will engage you in hands-on, mentored research and the processes of research design, analysis and presentation. Mentors, who are Monash University Malaysia academic staff, will share their own disciplinary research and teach you disciplinary research methods.

The work undertaken as part of this research degree must constitute a significant contribution to the knowledge and understanding of a field of study of direct concern to the school. It must also demonstrate your capacity to carry out independent research.

The Master of Biomedical Science is a graduate research degree. Enrolment in a master's by research degree involves the independent investigation of a research problem that has been formulated by you as the student. It is expected that the research you undertake will make a contribution to the discipline in which you are enrolled by applying, critiquing, analysing or interpreting that knowledge in ways that facilitate pathways for further learning. You will be supported in your research by a supervisory team.

Areas of study

  • Biomedical science, psychology, public health or clinical sciences

Outcomes

Successful completion of this course will signify that the student has successfully completed a course postgraduate training in research under academic supervision, and has submitted a thesis that the examiners declare to be a contribution to knowledge and which demonstrates the ' student's capacity to carry out independent research.

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9 and Monash Graduate Attributes.

You will also be able to:

  • Identify and define research questions
  • Identify the appropriate research methods to address the research questions
  • Demonstrate mastery of your chosen research methodology/methodologies
  • Demonstrate theoretical knowledge at master's level in your chosen field of biomedical science
  • Communicate your research findings in a format appropriate to your academic discipline
  • Write up your research into a high quality thesis
  • Contribute new information or new ways of understanding information in the field of biomedical science

Conditions of enrolment

You will be required to complete:

  • Monash Graduate Research Induction (online)
  • Research Integrity (online)
  • Any faculty or program induction requirements

As a student of the university, you will be required to abide by all relevant statutes, regulations, policies and procedures. This includes maintaining satisfactory progress via regular milestone reviews in accordance with the Graduate Research Progress Management policy and procedures, ensuring you are undertaking research of an appropriate quality and scale as required by your course. You should refer to the University's current statutes and the University Policy Bank for links to relevant policies, procedures and guidelines.

Intake periods

  • You can apply for the Master of Biomedical Science throughout the year, subject to availability of supervision.

Programme fees

In 2018, annual tuition fees for this course are:

  • RM40,280 for Malaysian students
  • RM44,308 for international students.

Once-only fees

  • Application - RM100
  • Registration - RM200

Per-semester fee

  • General amenities - RM100

Visa application fee for new international student

  • Indonesia - RM 3,360
  • Other countries - RM 2,380

Entry requirements

To enter Monash University, students must satisfy particular academic, English language and age requirements.

To apply for the Master of Biomedical Science, you must have completed:

  • A bachelor's degree requiring at least 4 years of full time study which includes a research component in the fourth year, leading to an honours degree class 1, 2A or upper 2B (with an overall mark of at least 65%) from a recognised tertiary institution
  • A qualification deemed equivalent by the relevant department, faculty and committee

English language requirements

Sound English language skills are required for all academic programs at Monash. You can demonstrate your English language proficiency through one of the following:

  • Studying English at Year 12 or equivalent
  • Studying at an institution where English is the language of instruction
  • English Proficiency Tests
  • Monash English Bridging

If you have achieved more than one of the English language requirements over a period of time, only the most recent demonstration of English proficiency will be considered.

Special requirements

You must meet specific English language requirements when applying for our master’s and doctoral research degrees.

Submission of evidence

You must submit full documentary evidence in support of English proficiency with your application for candidature. If your first language is not English, or where degree qualifications were not undertaken in the English language, Monash reserves the right to seek further documentary evidence of English proficiency.

Additional notes

  1. Fees are subjected to change, for international student may have to refer to latest exchange rates.
  2. Additional cost my incurred depending on situation (Accommodation, laboratories equipment/materials, etc.)
  3. Encourage to study and research laws in Malaysia, as Malaysia is a majority muslim country. It is advisable for international students to understand the country's strict rules and culture. 
  4. English is used as a teaching medium and a widely spoken language in Malaysia, if the requirements are not stated in the university webpage, advisable to contact the university's authority for further information about English requirements or English Entry Requirements.
  5. For scholarship opportunities, please browse through our webpage postgradasia.com to find out local and international opportunities. 
  6. Encourage to visit https://www.monash.edu/ for deeper and more information.

Contact

General enquiries

  • Tel: +60 3 5514 6000
  • Fax: +60 3 5514 6001

 

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