Welcome to the Melbourne School of Health Sciences

Welcome Graduate Researchers!

The Melbourne School of Health Sciences (MSHS) is a preeminent centre in health sciences research and part of a leading international university with a tradition of excellence in research and research training.

We are ranked 1st in Australia and 22nd in the world in Life Sciences and Medicine by the QS World University Rankings 2020.  Graduate Research (GR) at Melbourne can broaden your career pathways, developing you as a researcher and enhancing your leadership opportunities in your specialty practice area.  We have approximately 137 graduate researchers enrolled in our school at present.

Within our school we also have 6 Entry to Practice Courses, more than 50 additional Masters, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Specialist Certificate qualifications; the MSHS offers multiple opportunities for a tailored graduate research experience.

To hear from current graduate researchers, please visit:


Please see the below linked document for our latest MSHS-specific GR Induction.  This is also presented monthly for new GRs in a non-compulsory Zoom session.  If you haven't been and would like to join, please email shs-research@unimelb.edu.au and you'll be added to the invite:

MSHS GR Induction Slideshow

For information about the Graduate Researcher Allowance or Candidature Meetings and Milestones, please explore the other tabs on this website or click the above titles which link directly to the pages.  If you are unable to find the information you seek and would like to know more, please feel free to email our Academic Programs Co-ordinator (Research), Peter Blight, at shs-research@unimelb.edu.au.