24 months
31680 AUD/year
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Develop your research skills and contribute to new developments in laboratory and clinical sciences with this Master of Science (Laboratory and Clinical Science) from RMIT University.   

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The School of Health and Biomedical Sciences conducts research in the area of ageing and chronic disease. Experienced researchers will supervise your work in the areas of:

  • cognitive and sensory disorders 
  • diabetes, fatty liver disease and obesity: nutritional factors and drug discovery
  • early-life determinants of chronic metabolic disorders
  • musculoskeletal function and pain
  • respiratory and sleep disorders. 

The research methodologies available to students include:

  • use of laboratory disease models and evaluations 
  • biochemical assays, molecular biology techniques and signalling pathway investigations
  • discovery of clinical biomarkers and new therapies for chronic disease.


A master’s degree in Master of Science (Laboratory and Clinical Science) from RMIT University 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 organisations.

Programme Structure

  • Time spent on research

Full-time candidates are expected to commit at least four days per week (or at least two days per week for part-time candidates) to their research. The academic year is 48 weeks.

  • Regular contact with your supervisor

A schedule of meetings with your supervisor/s must be established to assess progress against milestones and timely completion.

  • Resources, facilities and support  

You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal. You will be part of an active research community and have access to resources and workshops to help you succeed. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details
  • Start date: Continuous  


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a bachelor degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant discipline awarded with honours; or
  • evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and/or experience that satisfies the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Training and Development 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.
  • CRICOS number: 085836G   

Tuition Fee

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    31680 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31680 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 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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