The course offers students the opportunity to undertake a thesis by research.
Wagga Wagga Campus
Normal course duration
2 years full-time on campus
4 years part-time on campus
2-4 years distance education
An applicant to the Master of Health Science (Honours) degree must:
(i) hold an undergraduate degree with honours in the health sciences
or a related field;
(ii) hold a Masters coursework degree in the health sciences or a related
field (with an academic record at an average level of Credit or above);
(iii) hold qualifications considered by the Faculty to be equivalent
to those specified above;
(iv) have completed appropriate research methods subjects;
(v) have been engaged in appropriate professional experience in the health sciences or a related field for the equivalent of at least two full-time years.
In the context of (iii) above, students who do not possess a bachelor degree at honours level may be admitted to candidature if they have:
(a) an appropriate first degree and a relevant postgraduate diploma
(both with an academic record at an average level of Credit or above);
(b) an appropriate first degree (with an academic record at an average level of Credit or above) and who successfully complete the following Masters subjects:
Applicants who do not meet these criteria should contact the Sub-Dean for Graduate Studies for advice.
Under guidance from their supervisors, students are required to determine an area of study apposite to the Faculty's designated fields of research, prepare a research proposal and, where appropriate, obtain ethics approval(s), conduct a research investigation, write a thesis and submit the thesis for examination.
The fields of research available for higher degree research students to pursue within the Faculty are dependent on the availability of supervisors and resources. Applicants should contact the Sub- Dean for Graduate Studies for advice.
Transfer among postgraduate programs
With the approval of the Board of Graduate Studies, appropriately qualified candidates who are enrolled in the Master of Applied Science or Master of Health Science (Honours) course and who are performing at a satisfactory level may be permitted to transfer candidature to the Doctor of Philosophy program.
Dr Philip Towers
Sub Dean for Graduate Studies
School of Biomedical Sciences
Telephone: (02) 6933 2576
Facsimile: (02) 6933 2587
The Centre for Graduate Studies
Telephone: (02) 6933 4163
Facsimile: (02) 6933 4161