Why study the Master of Medical Science Leadership with UTS Online?

The first master's course of its kind that combines leadership development with innovation in medical science contexts

Co-designed with Australian industry experts for real-world application

100% online with support from enrolment through to graduation

Customised learning with elective options in business, communication, science, technology, and more

Who is this course for?

The UTS Online Master of Medical Science Leadership is designed for professionals wanting to advance into a leadership role or upskill to leverage their career opportunities. You might be looking to: 

  • Stay at the forefront of advancements in medical technology.
  • Use contemporary technologies to make a positive impact on the lives of patients and the community.
  • Build on your existing skillset to transition into a more people-focused role within the medical science field.
  • Enhance your communication and creativity skills to present complicated concepts in a simple way.
  • Follow your passion for medical science innovation and pursue a career that’s at the intersection of healthcare, science and technology.
  • Study 100% online and flexibly around your work and life commitments.
Learning outcomes
Research, inquiry and critical thinking

Identify health and medical science challenges and conduct appropriate research to solve complex problems.

Professional, ethical and social responsibility

Engage in professional leadership practices that adhere to health and safety requirements, ethical conduct, risk management, and organisational, governance or regulatory requirements in the context of medical science.

Reflection, innovation and creativity

Reflexively determine the value, integrity, and relevance of multiple sources of information and engage with abstract concepts to derive innovative solutions to complex medical science problems.

Communication skills

Present complex concepts in a compelling way to discipline experts, health and medical professionals, consumers, scientists, industry and the wider community.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge and connection with country

Exhibit cultural sensitivity when working effectively with and for Indigenous Australians in a medical science context.

To learn more about how these learning outcomes can help you advance your career, get in touch with our Student Enrolment Advisors.

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What you will study

The Master of Medical Science Leadership comprises 12 online subjects (72 credit points [CP] in total). 


Complete the following 9 subjects (54 CP):

Precision Medicine (6CP)

Examine innovative solutions for future advancements in precision medicine in the context of prevention, diagnosis, intervention, therapy and prognosis for the individual.

Innovations in Medical Scence (6CP)

Through insights from global medical science innovators and real-world case studies, students explore a wide range of important technological advances, including gene therapy, gene editing, implantable devices, non-invasive medical technologies, AI in the field of diagnostics, robotics, and process automation.

Science and Big Data (6CP)

Explore methods of analysing and managing big data while identifying critical challenges for the field of science within the context of Industry 4.0, such as interconnected data and privacy requirements.

Shaping Policies for the Future (6CP)

Develop a critical understanding of the theories and practices behind the development of some of the most influential evidence-based science policies, from climate change mitigation and sustainable development to population-level vaccination initiatives. Gain an overview of the regulatory frameworks and governing bodies that influence the field of science in local and global contexts.

Communicating Science and Vision (6CP)

Upskill and feel empowered to produce effective science communication through a range of media. Practice the techniques experts use to transform complex ideas into compelling science stories for diverse audiences.

Public engagement with Health Data (6CP)

Learn key professional approaches to communicate information and outcomes from medical research to patients and the public in a succinct way, informing audiences of progress in the field and enhancing their understanding of the nature of science.

High Performance Science Leadership (6CP)

Develop leadership capabilities to confidently create environments that inspire innovation, and promote team engagement and contributions for long-term organisational success. This includes complex project management, change leadership, and working in free versus regulated scientific settings.

Leading People and Change (6CP)

Explore the complexity of management, considering three interrelated issues: how to organise collaborative efforts; how to lead responsibly, enabling individuals and organisations to flourish; and how to cope with change, both planned and emergent.

Capstone (Leadership in Action) (6CP)

Choose a research topic of personal interest. Students will be provided with a suite of research tools, enabling them to explore the topic independently. There is an option to either undertake work-integrated learning in the context of your current role or to use a scenario where you can demonstrate how you would apply leadership skills in the future.

Note: Most subjects at UTS are worth 6 CP but this can vary across courses.


Choose 18 CP from a range of study areas:

Technology Management
  • Technology and Innovation Management (6 CP)
  • Leading Organisational Change (6 CP)
  • Artificial Intelligence for Enterprises (6 CP)
  • Building Enterprise Agility (6 CP)
Business Administration
  • Marketing in the Age of Technology (6 CP)
  • Finance Fundamentals (6 CP)
Business Analytics
  • Data Ethics and Regulation (6 CP)
  • Machine Learning (6 CP)
  • Delivering Customer Value (3 CP)
  • Applied Financial Management (3 CP)
Public Health
  • Global Health Systems (3 CP)
  • Planetary Health (3 CP) Fundamentals of Biostatistics (3 CP)
  • Fundamentals of Qualitative Research (3 CP)
  • Social Perspectives in Public Health (6 CP)
Health Services Management
  • Using Health Care Data for Decision Making (6 CP)
  • Leading Health and Social Care (6 CP)
  • Organisational Management in Health Care (6 CP)
  • Systems and Service Innovation (6 CP)
  • Contemporary Approaches to Digital Health (6 CP)

Note: Depending on subjects completed, students may be eligible to exit with a Graduate Certificate from this suite of courses. To find out more, speak with an Enrolment Advisor.

Upcoming intakes

UTS Online courses have six intakes per year.
The diagram below shows all upcoming intakes, with the next intake highlighted in blue.

Course information

Entry requirements

  • Completion of a UTS-recognised bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a medical, biotechnology, biomedical, pharmacology, pharmacy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, audiology, nursing or biomedical engineering field.
  • See here the full defined list of acceptable Fields of Education
    • Audiology
    • Biochemical and cell biology
    • Biological sciences, n.e.c
    • Biological sciences
    • Biomedical engineering
    • Chemical sciences
    • Food science and biotechnology
    • Forensic science
    • General medicine
    • Genetics
    • Human biology
    • Laboratory technology
    • Mathematical sciences
    • Medical science
    • Microbiology
    • Nursing
    • Occupational therapy
    • Optical science
    • Other health
    • Pathology


  • Completion of any of the three graduate certificates in this suite.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place. 


English language requirements

Local applicants with international qualifications must satisfy English language requirements with an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall score of 6.5 and a writing score of 6.5.  
For applicants without an Academic IELTS score, refer to the UTS Register of English Language Requirements Proficiency for other methods of satisfying the English Language requirements for the course(s). 

For more information, schedule a 15-minute call with a Student Enrolment Advisor. 

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To assist with all or some of your tuition fees, FEE-HELP is available for eligible students. This government-supported loan scheme is designed to help eligible full-fee paying students pay their tuition fees.

To check your eligibility, feel free to speak with an Enrolment Advisor today.

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Career outcomes

Strong employment growth is expected in professions such as laboratory managers, research and development managers, and medical laboratory technicians (National Skills Commission report from 2021).

Studying UTS Online’s Master of Medical Science Leadership may lead to roles such as:

  • Policy Advisor
  • Clinical Data Manager
  • Clinical Project Manager
  • Clinical Research Manager
  • Head of Clinical Operations
  • Lead Scientist
  • Medical Science Director
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Regulatory Affairs Manager
  • Senior Medical Manager
  • Senior Scientific Advisor
  • Strategic Policy Advisor
  • Medical Liaison

To learn more about career outcomes, download a course guide

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Graduate Diploma
All units from the Graduate Certificate + 4 Diploma units or continue studying

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All units from the Graduate Certificate + 4 Diploma units or continue studying

The Graduate Diploma focuses on giving you the foundational skills that industry demands plus the soft skills to influence business decisions at senior management levels. 

The fast-tracked model means you can graduate with a diploma in just over a year, plus it gives you a pathway to study the Master of Business Analytics. 

Meet our Course Director

“The opportunity to develop new leadership skills that can be applied to medical science, and to acquire deep knowledge of cutting-edge innovation in this field, will benefit professionals wanting to make their mark in the medical science sector. We look forward to welcoming you.”

Dr Robyn Dalziell
Program Director, Master of Medical Science Leadership