Further study

Bachelor of Science graduates can pursue a range of further study options, be it in the sciences or in other areas of interest.

Science graduate programs

Faculty of Science

As part of a world-class institution, the Faculty of Science offers a wide range of graduate coursework, research training and research higher degrees.

Our graduate coursework and Master of Science research training programs combine advanced knowledge in core scientific disciplines with high-level training in business, communication and technical skills, to meet the needs of today's employers.

Students interested in pursuing a research career can undertake a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Science.

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View the 2017 Graduate Course Guide


Professional graduate programs in other areas

Completion of the Bachelor of Science will provide a pathway to a range of graduate professional programs that qualify students for professional registration and employment, as well as preparation for a research higher degree.

These graduate programs offer highly competitive and specialised professional graduate education in a range of disciplines, and students will benefit from the University’s strong links to industry, community and professional bodies. Access to internships, mentor programs and career support services are also available.

Students enrolling in graduate professional programs are required to have completed a suitable undergraduate degree at The University of Melbourne or another recognised university.

Graduate professional entry programs

Melbourne School of Engineering

The Melbourne School of Engineering's professional entry masters programs by coursework are designed to provide graduates with a formal qualification in engineering, information systems, information technology, and spatial information science at the masters level.

Industry plays a valuable role in guiding the Melbourne School of Engineering curriculum, offering students insights into the real-world applications of the theoretical concepts taught.

Melbourne Graduate School of Engineering

Melbourne School of Information

Information Technology (IT) is the central nervous system of our modern world. Every project that matters to humanity - from mapping the frontiers of space to making sense of our genetic makeup to creating a sustainable future - is powered by IT. Therefore it is no surprise that IT professionals are in high demand.

IT at Melbourne is world class. Our graduates look well beyond their first jobs towards a dynamic career in a fast-paced, global industry.

Melbourne School of Information

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

The Faculty offers highly competitive and specialised graduate professional education with sophisticated clinical and academic training, designed to qualify students for professional registration and employment.

Graduate professional entry to practice courses include dental surgery, medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, social work, psychology and clinical audiology. The Doctor of Optometry is offered by the Melbourne Graduate School of Science.

MDHS Graduate study

Faculty of Veterinary Science

The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program is the first of its kind in Australia.

The four-year Master’s level course enables entry into the veterinary profession. The course curriculum embraces the latest clinical technologies and evidence-based practices, and taps into the wealth of experience of the Faculty’s team of expert veterinarians.

International recognition through accreditation by Australian, North American and British agencies will allow graduates to easily work overseas.

Veterinary Science Graduate study


Applicants seeking entry into a graduate professional degree may be eligible for: