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What will I learn?

This Master of Health Sciences is a research degree that culminates in examination by thesis. Usually, there is no coursework component although coursework may be requested by the Dean to support the research process. Over the course of your studies you will explore the importance of early intervention to avoid costly medical treatment and the rehabilitation of those with chronic conditions and musculoskeletal injuries.

Why study this degree?

Candidates in the Master’s by Research program can undertake their research in either a full-time or a part-time capacity. The maximum time for completion of the Master’s by Research (not including periods of approved leave of absence) will normally be two years for a full-time student and four years for a part-time student. The minimum time for completion will normally be one year. The Master’s thesis is assessed by external examiners

Each candidate is required to have a minimum of two supervisors who will mentor and direct the candidate throughout the research phase and up to the point the thesis is put forward for examination. Before submitting an application, students are encouraged to contact the School of Health Sciences to arrange a discussion with a suitably qualified member of staff.

Program summary

The Master’s by Research is a thesis-based research degree, normally comprised exclusively of supervised research, but which can include research training coursework if appropriate.

Which department am I in?

School of Health Sciences

CRICOS

065272E

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$40,169.00 (22,09,516) per year
Start date

25 July 2022

Venue

The University of Notre Dame Australia

Fremantle Campus,

19 Mouat Street,

FREMANTLE,

Western Australia,

6959, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants who have a recognized Bachelor's degree in any discipline. English language requirement: IELTS (Academic) - 6.5 overall, with no writing score lower than 6.5 and no other individual band score lower than 6.0; CAE/CPE - 176 overall, with no score lower than 176 in writing and no other band score lower than 169; PTE Academic - 58 overall, with no score lower than 58 in writing and no other band score lower than 50; TOEFL (iBT) - 84 overall, with no score lower than 22 in writing and no other band score lower than 17.

For international students

The following criteria are required for a student to be admitted to the Master’s by Research program:

  • Completion of an undergraduate degree from a recognised university, which has been completed at a superior standard and which demonstrates the applicant’s potential to undertake and complete research-based study.
  • An equivalent academic background or extensive professional experience that is considered by the Dean of the School to be an appropriate preparation for independent study and research work at Master’s level.

An applicant may be required to demonstrate an ability to understand and communicate in both written and spoken English at a level adequate for the purpose of pursuing the program of study or as deemed adequate by the Dean of the School.

IELTS (Academic) - 6.5 overall, with no writing score lower than 6.5 and no other individual band score lower than 6.0; CAE/CPE - 176 overall, with no score lower than 176 in writing and no other band score lower than 169; PTE Academic - 58 overall, with no score lower than 58 in writing and no other band score lower than 50; TOEFL (iBT) - 84 overall, with no score lower than 22 in writing and no other band score lower than 17.

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

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