Master of Medical Science

Make a strong contribution to the field of medical science by gaining hands-on experience in biomedical, medical laboratory and clinical measurement science. Work alongside industry professionals within JCU's cutting-edge custom laboratories and benefit from practical experience with a research project driven by your individual passion.

#1 in Queensland

for median graduate salary Good Universities Guide 2023, PG Health Services

Enhance your expertise

Build the skills to progress your career

#1 in Queensland

for full-time employment Good Universities Guide 2023, PG Health Services



  • Townsville: February, July



^estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


2 years full-time

or part-time equivalent

Entry Requirements

AQF level 7 Biomedical Science or Medical Laboratory Science degree; or equivalent

Course Code


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Real stories

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    Elizabeth Brimson

    Master of Medical Science, majoring in Medical Laboratory Science

    Everyone at JCU, from lecturers to technical staff, have been really supportive and shared my enthusiasm about my project. It’s been fantastic to have the flexibility in my course to let me shape it to meet my needs and goals.

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    Boni Sebayang

    Master of Medical Science, majoring in Future Leaders in Tropical Research

    When I wanted to study tropical health research, James Cook University was my first choice. I made the best decision of my life! Meeting and learning from JCU lecturers who write the journal articles that you read has been an exceptional experience.

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    Associate Professor Donna Rudd

    Course Coordinator, Medical Sciences

    Our focus within Biomedicine at JCU is developing a scientific health workforce for the region and remote areas. We train multidisciplinary scientists capable of working independently to provide a comprehensive service and support.

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    Michael Wilhelm

    Group Laboratory Manager, Pathology Queensland

    The JCU MLS graduates are one of the most highly sought after Medical Scientists for employment in Diagnostic Pathology Services. We have many JCU scientists working for Pathology Queensland over a wide range of roles, ranging from entry level to operations manager.

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    Megan Harbourne

    Statewide Clinical Education Program Manager, Department of Health, QLD

    JCU graduates have a really strong focus on the patient journey, probably because they have developed interpretation and analysis skills across multiple sciences. They are great at understanding the pathophysiology of the various chronic diseases that impact our patients.