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Medical Science, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #201 (WUR) ,
If you're a professional working in the medical or clinical sciences and you're aiming to make even more impact in your world through cutting-edge research or science leadership, this Medical Science degree from James Cook University equips you with knowledge and skills that will help you achieve your goal.


Working with JCU's internationally recognised lecturers as well as experts who are currently working in science fields, you will gain advanced and integrated understanding of underlying scientific concepts and recent research advances in biomedical, clinical and medical science.

You will experience:

  • Work integrated learning opportunities
  • Supervised research and work specific projects that may be undertaken in the specific context of your work area or interest.
  • Opportunities for independent research to improve or value add to your profession, continuing professional development and contribute to papers for publication.

Career opportunities

The skills you'll gain by undertaking the Medical Science degree from James Cook University are uniquely suited for career opportunities such as a senior scientist in:

  • A clinical investigations unit
  • The pathology sector
  • As a research scientist.

This Master’s degree will not only enhance your knowledge and understanding of clinical and laboratory medical science, but will hone your clinical and analytical reasoning and problem solving skills, so you can take your place in research and science leadership roles throughout Australia and internationally.

These leadership skills are particularly sought after in regional and remote locations, where a generalist multidisciplinary scientist with research expertise would be invaluable. Imagine the difference you could make changing practice to improve your community’s healthcare through evidence gathering and research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Planning in Tropical Health and Medicine
  • Research Project in Tropical Health and Medicine
  • Epidemiology for Public Health

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      • Only for national students
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

CRICOS code: 096262F

  • Completion of at least an AQF7 Biomedical Science Degree or Medical Laboratory Science degree at this or another University or equivalent determined by Course Co-ordinator.
  • Students who complete the Graduate Diploma of Medical Science will be eligible for entry.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33280 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33280 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Townsville

  • 1500 - 2800 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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