Guaranteed entry pathways into graduate degrees – listed by course

Look up the course you're interested in below to find out if you're eligible for a guaranteed place in one of the University of Melbourne's graduate courses. Note that not all graduate courses have specific guaranteed pathways; if your preferred course isn't listed below check Course Search for more details.

The following guaranteed entry pathways into graduate study are available to domestic and international students who complete an Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma in Australia. Eligible students must enrol in a University of Melbourne undergraduate degree immediately following Year 12, or be granted a deferral by the University. Unless otherwise indicated, students must satisfy course prerequisites. Students who have transferred from another university are not eligible for a guaranteed entry pathway.

You can still apply for a graduate course at the University once you've completed your undergraduate studies even if you have not met the requirements to receive a guaranteed place. Most students will apply for graduate degree through the standard course application process and selection will be based on their performance in undergraduate study and any other criteria required, not on their ATAR*.

You can also find more information in our guaranteed entry pathways FAQs. If you’re a current University of Melbourne student (who enrolled in or before 2011), please go to the Next Steps website for details.

* Please note that 'ATAR' in the information below refers to ATAR or notional ATAR for International Baccalaureate students.

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  • Architecture, Building and Planning

    • Master of Architecture (200 point program)

      What do I need? What am I guaranteed?
      ATAR weighted average mark  
      99.90+ N/A Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.
      96.00 - 99.85 65%+ Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.

      Applicants eligible for guaranteed entry will not be required to complete a portfolio or personal statement as part of their application. Undergraduate degree must be in a cognate discipline.

    • Master of Construction Management (200 point program)

      What do I need? What am I guaranteed?
      ATAR weighted average mark  
      99.90+ N/A Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.
      96.00 - 99.85 65%+ Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.

      Applicants eligible for guaranteed entry will not be required to complete a personal statement as part of their application. Undergraduate degree must be in a cognate discipline.

    • Master of Landscape Architecture (200 point program)

      What do I need? What am I guaranteed?
      ATAR weighted average mark  
      99.90+ N/A Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.
      96.00 - 99.85 65%+ Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.

      Applicants eligible for guaranteed entry will not be required to complete a personal statement as part of their application. Undergraduate degree must be in a cognate discipline.

    • Master of Property (200 point program)

      What do I need? What am I guaranteed?
      ATAR weighted average mark  
      99.90+ N/A Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.
      96.00 - 99.85 65%+ Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.

      Applicants eligible for guaranteed entry will not be required to complete a personal statement as part of their application. Undergraduate degree must be in a cognate discipline.

    • Master of Urban Planning

      What do I need? What am I guaranteed?
      ATAR weighted average mark  
      99.90+ N/A Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.
      96.00 - 99.85 65%+ Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.

      Applicants eligible for guaranteed entry will not be required to complete a personal statement as part of their application. Undergraduate degree must be in a cognate discipline.

  • Arts

    • Executive Master of Arts (200 point program)

      What do I need? What am I guaranteed?
      ATAR weighted average mark  
      99.90+ N/A Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.
      96.00 - 99.85 65%+ Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.
    • Master of Cultural Materials Conservation (200 point program)

      What do I need? What am I guaranteed?
      ATAR weighted average mark  
      99.90+ N/A Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.

      It is strongly recommended that all commencing students have studied chemistry equivalent to 25 points of first year university subjects or complete the Chemistry Bridging Course offered in February each year.

    • Master of International Relations (200 point program)

      What do I need? What am I guaranteed?
      ATAR weighted average mark  
      99.90+ N/A Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.
  • Business and Economics

    • Master of Actuarial Science

      What do I need? What am I guaranteed?
      ATAR weighted average mark  
      99.90+ N/A Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.

      An undergraduate degree with the equivalent of a major in mathematically based subjects is required.

    • Master of Management (Accounting)

      What do I need? What am I guaranteed?
      ATAR weighted average mark  
      99.90+ N/A Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.
      96.00 - 99.85 65%+ Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.

      Applicants eligible for guaranteed entry will not be required to submit a personal statement.

  • Dentistry

    • Doctor of Dental Surgery

      What do I need? What am I guaranteed?
      ATAR weighted average mark  
      99.90+ N/A Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.
      99.00+ 75%+ Australian fee place (for domestic students) or international fee place.

      Prerequisites must be satisfied. All students who commence their undergraduate degree at Melbourne after the 2016 intake will be required to pass on the first attempt any subject course pre-requisites taken at The University of Melbourne. Students who fail to achieve this, will not be guaranteed entry to the course. Applicants eligible for guaranteed entry will not be required to complete the Graduate Australian Medical School Admission Test (GAMSAT). If the GAMSAT is completed it will only be used in the selection process for a CSP (Commonwealth Supported Place) in the DDS.

  • Education

    • Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)

      What do I need? What am I guaranteed?
      ATAR weighted average mark  
      99.90+ N/A Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.

      Completion of Teacher Capability Assessment Tool (TCAT)

    • Master of Teaching (Primary)

      What do I need? What am I guaranteed?
      ATAR weighted average mark  
      99.90+ N/A Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.

      Completion of Teacher Capability Assessment Tool (TCAT)

    • Master of Teaching (Secondary)

      Completion of Teacher Capability Assessment Tool (TCAT)

      What do I need? What am I guaranteed?
      ATAR weighted average mark  
      99.90+ N/A Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.
  • Engineering

    • Master of Engineering

      What do I need? What am I guaranteed?
      ATAR weighted average mark  
      99.90+ N/A Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.*
      99.85 and below 65% Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.*

      *Prerequisites must be satisfied.

  • Health Sciences

    • Doctor of Optometry

      What do I need? What am I guaranteed?
      ATAR weighted average mark  
      99.90+ N/A Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.
      98.00 - 99.85 75%+ Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.
      96.00+ 75%+ Australian fee place (for domestic students) or international fee place.

      Prerequisites must be satisfied. All students who commence their undergraduate degree at Melbourne after the 2016 intake will be required to pass on the first attempt any subject course pre-requisites taken at The University of Melbourne. Students who fail to achieve this, will not be guaranteed entry to the course. Applicants eligible for guaranteed entry do not need to complete the Graduate Australian Medical School Admission Test (GAMSAT) or complete an interview.

    • Doctor of Physiotherapy

      What do I need? What am I guaranteed?
      ATAR weighted average mark  
      99.90+ N/A Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.
      94.00+ 75%+ Australian fee place (for domestic students) or international fee place.

      All students who commence their undergraduate degree at Melbourne after the 2016 intake will be required to pass on the first attempt any subject course pre-requisites taken at The University of Melbourne.

      Students must also demonstrate satisfactory performance at a multi-mini interview to demonstrate adequate communication skills.

      Students who fail to achieve the above, will not be guaranteed entry to the course.

    • Master of Clinical Audiology

      What do I need? What am I guaranteed?
      ATAR weighted average mark  
      99.90+ N/A Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.
      96.00 - 99.85 65%+ Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.

      Undergraduate degree must be in a cognate discipline.

    • Master of Nursing Science

      What do I need? What am I guaranteed?
      ATAR weighted average mark  
      99.90+ N/A Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.
      96.00 - 99.85 65%+ Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.
      94.00+ 75%+ Australian fee place (for domestic students) or international fee place.
    • Master of Social Work

      What do I need? What am I guaranteed?
      ATAR weighted average mark  
      99.90+ N/A Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.
      96.00 - 99.85 65%+ Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.

      Prerequisites must be satisfied including the requirement for work experience and a personal statement.

    • Master of Speech Pathology

      What do I need? What am I guaranteed?
      ATAR weighted average mark  
      99.90+ N/A Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.
      96.00 - 99.85 65%+ Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.

      Undergraduate degree must be in a cognate discipline.

  • Information Technology

    • Master of Information Systems

      What do I need? What am I guaranteed?
      ATAR weighted average mark  
      99.90+ N/A Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.
      99.85 and below 65%+ Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.
    • Master of Information Technology

      What do I need? What am I guaranteed?
      ATAR weighted average mark  
      99.90+ N/A Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.*
      99.85 and below 65%+ Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.*

      *Completion of at least one programming subject is required as a prerequisite.

  • Law

    • The Melbourne Juris Doctor

      What do I need? What am I guaranteed?
      ATAR weighted average mark  
      99.90+ N/A Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.
      99.00+ 75%+ Australian fee place (for domestic students) or international fee place.

      Applicants eligible for guaranteed entry to an Australian fee place or international fee place will not be required to complete the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Applicants wishing to be considered for a Commonwealth Supported Place (domestic students) or a Fee Bursary Place will need to complete the LSAT.

  • Medicine

    • Doctor of Medicine

      What do I need? What am I guaranteed?
      ATAR weighted average mark  
      99.90+ N/A Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.
      99.00+ 75%+ Australian fee place (for domestic students) or international fee place.

      Prerequisite subjects must be completed as well as satisfactory performance at an interview to demonstrate adequate communication skills. All students who commence their undergraduate degree at Melbourne after the 2016 intake will be required to pass on the first attempt any subject course pre-requisites taken at The University of Melbourne. Students who fail to achieve this, will not be guaranteed entry to the course. Applicants eligible for guaranteed entry will not be required to complete the Graduate Australian Medical School Admission Test (GAMSAT).

  • Music, Visual and Performing Arts

    Guaranteed entry pathways are not available for courses in these disciplines due to audition or folio requirements for admission - check Course Search for more details.

  • Population and Global Health

    • Master of Public Health

      What do I need? What am I guaranteed?
      ATAR weighted average mark  
      99.90+ N/A Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.
      96.00 - 99.85 65%+ Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.

      Undergraduate degree must be in a cognate discipline.

  • Science

    • Master of Environment

      What do I need? What am I guaranteed?
      ATAR weighted average mark  
      99.90+ N/A Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.
    • Master of Forest Ecosystem Science

      What do I need? What am I guaranteed?
      ATAR weighted average mark  
      99.90+ N/A Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.
      96.00 - 99.85 65%+ Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.

      Undergraduate degree must be in a cognate discipline or with at least 25 points in chemistry, or biology, or mathematics or statistics.

      * A 70%+ weighted average mark in the final two years.

    • Master of Science (all streams)

      What do I need? What am I guaranteed?
      ATAR weighted average mark  
      99.90+ N/A Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.
      96.00 - 99.85 65%+ Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.
      94.00+ 75%+ Australian fee place (for domestic students) or international fee place.

      Students must meet entry requirements which may include arrangement of a supervisor for the research project prior to application, please refer to information about specific Master of Science streams for more details. Prerequisites must be satisfied and the undergraduate degree must be in a cognate discipline.

    • Master of Urban Horticulture

      What do I need? What am I guaranteed?
      ATAR weighted average mark  
      99.90+ N/A Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.
      96.00 - 99.85 65%+ Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.

      * A 70%+ weighted average mark in the final two years.

  • Veterinary, Agricultural and Food Sciences

    • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

      What do I need? What am I guaranteed?
      ATAR weighted average mark  
      99.90+ N/A Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.
      98.50 - 99.85 70%+* Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.
      95.00+ 70%+* Australian fee place (for domestic students) or international fee place.

      Bachelor of Science with a major in Animal Health and Disease (Veterinary Bioscience specialisation) is required.

      * Completion of the first two years of the Bachelor of Science, including the appropriate prerequisite subjects, with a minimum H2B (70%) average in both Level 1 science subjects and Level 2 science subjects is required.

    • Master of Food Science

      What do I need? What am I guaranteed?
      ATAR weighted average mark  
      99.90+ N/A Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.
      96.00 - 99.85 65%+ Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.

      Undergraduate degree must be in a cognate discipline.

      * A 70%+ weighted average mark in the final two years.