What will I learn?

The Master of Philosophy (Health Science and Medicine) provides an opportunity for students to pursue independent research in areas including medical science, clinical medicine, clinical behavioural science, public health and medical education. It comprises 24 credit points of coursework and a 72-credit points thesis. Academic units may award advanced standing for the coursework component and will determine the appropriate entry point.

Disciplinary areas available include Biomedical Science; Dementia; Exercise Science; Gerontology and Rehabilitation Studies; Health Management; Health Sciences; Indigenous Health; Medical Science; Mental Health; Nursing; Nutrition and Dietetics; and Rehabilitation.

Why choose this course

The Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health is a research-intensive faculty with vigorous and well-supported Higher Degree Research programs in Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Archaeology, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Biofabrication and Electromaterials.

Over the last five years, our researchers have secured research and innovation income worth over $130M on projects as diverse as investigating the beginnings of human history in Australia; assessing and mitigating bushfire risks; improving quality of care for people living with dementia; and investigating the fundamental processes of life, one molecule at a time, through single-molecule biophysics.

In the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia ratings, the Faculty received the highest possible rating for its research quality (‘well above world standard’) in many individual disciplines, as well as in the overall field of Chemical Sciences.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health

CRICOS

078345G

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,608.00 (US$ 25,023) per year
AUD $69,216 for the entire course; Session fee: AUD $17,304

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

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

University of Wollongong

Northfields Avenue,

UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG,

New South Wales,

2522, WOLLONGONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A recognised Bachelor degree in any area. English Requirements: IELTS Academic Overall Score of 6.5, reading 6.0, writing 6.0, listening 6.0, speaking 6.0; TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 86, reading 18, writing 18, listening 17, speaking 17; PTE Academic overall score of 62 All bands 54

For international students

Honours degree with 2nd class Division 2 or higher, coursework Masters with WAM 60+ or GPA of 2.8 out of 4.
Candidates with a Coursework Masters degree or a 4-year Bachelor Honours degree in the same discipline may be granted up to 24 credit points of advanced standing for the coursework component of the Master of Philosophy.
Special Admission Requirements
All applicants for research degrees must submit a written (preferably typed) proposal as part of their application. This proposal should:

commence with a statement detailing any previous research or project experience you have undertaken, including if possible a copy of the abstract of such work;
contain, in no more than one additional page, a clearly focussed research proposal for the study you would wish to undertake throughout your registration in the course; and
conclude with a statement of your motivation for wanting to undertake the research course.

English Requirements

IELTS Academic Overall Score of 7.0, reading 7.0, writing 7.0, listening 7.0, speaking 7.0; TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 98, reading 25, writing 25, listening 22, speaking 22; PTE Academic overall score of 69 Reading & Writing 69, Speaking & Listening 62

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

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