Murdoch Children's Research Institute hosts Honours students in laboratory, clinical and public health research. While the majority are enrolled through the Honours program at the Department of Paediatrics, we also hosts many students enrolled in other departments from the University of Melbourne, Monash University, Swinburne University, La Trobe University and Deakin University.

Students are encouraged to contact potential supervisors directly to discuss student research opportunities.

Melbourne Children's Campus Honours Program

Murdoch Children's Research Institute and the University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics, based at the Melbourne Children's Campus, have exciting and diverse research projects that encompass laboratory, clinical and public health projects. Our supervisors are leading international researchers with the time, dedication and mentoring skills to ensure students succeed in their studies and develop skills to pursue a career in research.

Conducting research at Murdoch Children's while doing coursework through the Department of Paediatrics, all here on Campus with a large cohort of students provides an ideal Honours experience.

Honours Student Summary and Information

Darren Suryawijaya presents on an Honours project conducted at the Murdoch Children's in 2018 and shares his experiences. Darren is the Research Manager of the Asia-Pacific Health Group, Project Coordinator of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence for Pneumococcal Disease Control in the Asia-Pacific, and a Research Assistant in the New Vaccines Group.

Honours and Masters in 2024

Join us to learn about what it is like to spend your Honours or Masters year at Murdoch Children's Research Institute and the opportunities it can afford you.

Event details:

In-person information session: Tuesday 29th August 2023, 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Virtual information session: Monday 4th September 2023, 5.00pm – 6.00pm

Register your interest in the student information session today.

Register your interest

Honours Student Scholarships

The Murdoch Children's Research Institute awards Honours Scholarships to the value of $5,000 to support students during their Honours year. Honours students completing their research at The Institute are competitively selected based on merit.

Find out more about scholarships and funding

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Contact us

University of Melbourne Paediatrics Honours and Master of Biomedical Science Coordinator
Dr Belinda McClaren
Email: [email protected] 
Phone: +61 3 8341 6415

University of Melbourne Academic Programs Officer
Ms Helen D’Cruz
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +61 3 9345 6671

Murdoch Children's Research Institute Student Administration
Xavier Busuttil-Crellin