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Further study

Bachelor of Biomedicine (Honours)

Honours is a fourth year of study which draws together the theory and practical skills gained in your previous studies, enables you to develop new research and professional skills and gain in-depth knowledge in your particular interest area. The year comprises an individual research project designed to extend your knowledge and skills in problem solving, and advanced coursework.

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Graduate Coursework Degrees

Graduate courses are at a higher level than a bachelors degree and allow you to obtain specialist knowledge in an academic or professional discipline.

The Bachelor of Biomedicine is a tailored pathway into the University’s professional practice graduate programs such as the Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Doctor of Optometry and the Doctor of Physiotherapy.

You will also have the opportunity to study in a variety of other professional areas including:

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Research Higher Degrees

If you wish to undertake advanced research and explore particular biomedicine problems in more depth, there will be opportunities to proceed to a range of research higher degrees at masters and doctoral level.

These research degrees include:
•    Masters by Research
•    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

For postgraduate courses and subjects please refer to the Course & Subject Handbook.

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The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is the major research degree offered by The University of Melbourne. Candidates are admitted to the community of scholars in the discipline upon presentation of an original and innovative work of research that exhibits high academic merit. The candidature is conducted and reported under internationally benchmarked standards of excellence in academic supervision.

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy demands high level research, conceptual and writing skills. Doctoral candidates define research topics that position them in and across the intellectual endeavours of their discipline.

Entry into the Doctor of Philosophy requires completion of an honours year. Learn more about the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and the faculty's research.

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