Master of Health Science (Honours)
By research thesis
The course offers students the opportunity to undertake a thesis by research.
Wagga Wagga Campus
On campus (available to
Distance education (on shore and off shore)
Full-time: 1 year minimum/2
Part-time: 2 years minimum/4 years maximum
An applicant to the Master of Health Science (Honours) degree must:
- hold an undergraduate degree with Honours in the health sciences or a related field
- 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)
- hold qualifications considered by the Faculty to be equivalent to those specified above
- have completed appropriate research methods subjects
- 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.
Students who do not possess a Bachelor degree at Honours level or a Master coursework degree may be admitted to candidature if they have:
- an appropriate first degree and a relevant postgraduate diploma (both with an academic record at an average level of credit or above)
- an appropriate first degree (with an academic record at an average level of credit or above) and who successfully complete the following Master subjects:
Applicants who do not meet these criteria should contact the Sub-Dean for Graduate Studies for advice.
To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete a thesis which is equivalent to 128 points.
*The number of subjects and specific subject choices are described in the course structure and enrolment pattern for the course.
Under guidance from their supervisors, students are required to determine an area of study apposite to the Facultys 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. Students enrol in one specific discipline-based research subject for the period of their candidature. Applicants should contact the Sub- Dean for Graduate Studies for advice.
Transfer into the Doctor of Philosophy program
With the approval of the Board of Graduate Studies, appropriately qualified candidates who are enrolled in the Master of Applied Science (Honours) 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.
There is no specified enrolment pattern for this course.