Laboratory Medicine, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #247 (QS) ,
Qualify for a career in diagnostic pathology and medical research. This program suits graduates from general science or biomedical science degrees with a biological science focus.


You’ll specialise in two clinical pathology discipline streams from the following options:

  • clinical biochemistry
  • cytopathology
  • haematology
  • histopathology
  • medical microbiology
  • transfusion and transplantation science.

On graduation, you'll have high-level skills in analysis and knowledge integration relevant to your area of specialisation.

Programme Structure

  • RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures.
  • Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, laboratory reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects, and practical assignments.
  • During the final semester of study, eligible students can undertake one full semester of supervised practice in either a medical research laboratory or a diagnostic pathology laboratory.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits

    The Master consists of 192 credit points. This incorporates the Graduate Diploma (96 credit points).

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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.

    Book IELTS
  • Minimum required score (Grade B):


    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in a cognate discipline (laboratory medicine, biomedical or biological sciences or medicine) with a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.0 out of 4.0
  • An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in a cognate discipline with at least five years of relevant work experience in diagnostic pathology.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    33600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33600 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 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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