Master of Medical Science

Experience specialist training and hone your research skills to contribute valuably in your chosen field.


in QLD for median graduate salary, $110,300* *Good Universities Guide 2021, PG Medicine ratings


in QLD for learning resources* *Good Universities Guide 2021, PG Medicine ratings


in QLD for student support* *Good Universities Guide 2021, PG Medicine ratings



  • Townsville: February, July



^estimated annual tuition fee

Fees are based on 2020 figures and are subject to change

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


Course detail

Real stories

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    Elizabeth Brimson

    Master of Medical 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

    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.