Medical Science

James Cook University

24 months
33280 AUD/year
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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.

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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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
94 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

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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