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What will I learn?

If you’re an experienced graduate of a health-related discipline and looking to evaluate and explore the evidence for practice, develop and conduct health research, then the Master of Health (Research) is the course that will help you gain the qualifications to be recognised as a research specialist.

This course is available either as a research-only pathway, or a coursework and research program. It can be taken as an intensive 2- year course, or part-time online course. Each research project will be planned, developed and carried out under the supervision of a leading academic or industry partner in the field.

This course is designed specifically to help you develop the critical research skills and experience needed to research the health field of your choice.

Upon completion of this course, you will have written and produced a thoroughly researched and documented a research paper or thesis and have it made available for presentation purposes and peer review.

Study a Graduate Certificate in Health Research at UC and you will:

develop a focused, answerable research question, plan a research project, develop an ethics proposal
use qualitative and quantitative research methods and use that information to undertake a systematic literature review at a master’s degree level
plan develop and conduct research to answer your research question
evaluate and understand the scientific literature in your field to gain advanced knowledge of current trends and future research options
develop the skills necessary to communicate the results of your work
deliver a well-researched and documented research paper or thesis
become recognised for your research in this field.

Career opportunities

A Master of Health (Research) will lead you into a career as a specialist health professional and as a result, can then open further career options as an expert advisor and consultant in health or health-related fields for both government and private health sectors.

Completion of this course also offers a direct pathway into a Ph.D. in Health, through criteria-based transfer or further study.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health

CRICOS

069272F

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,700.00 (15,78,658) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

31 May 2022

More details

Start date

1 August 2022

Venue

University of Canberra

11 Kirinari Street,

BRUCE,

Australian Capital Territory,

2617, CANBERRA, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree or equivalent as approved by the University. Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0; TOEFL iBT: Overall score of 79 with: R: 13; L: 12; S: 18; W: 21; Pearson Test of Academic English: 58 with no skill score below 50; Cambridge English Scale: 176 with no sub-score below 169; Occupational English Test: No grade lower than 'C' in any of the sub-tests

For international students

A recognised undergraduate health sciences degree at honours level or other approved degree or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution with demonstrated capacity and/or aptitude for research.

Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0; TOEFL iBT: Overall score of 79 with: R: 13; L: 12; S: 18; W: 21; Pearson Test of Academic English: 58 with no skill score below 50; Cambridge English Scale: 176 with no sub-score below 169; Occupational English Test: No grade lower than 'C' in any of the sub-tests.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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About University of Canberra

The University of Canberra has some of the highest graduate employment rates in Australia combined with above average starting salaries.

  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide
  • Ranked among top 10 best universities in Australia
  • Work-Integrated-Learning incorporated into every degree
  • Generous scholarships for international students