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Master of Medical and Health Science by Research

Edith Cowan University

24 months
34950 AUD/year
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Master of Medical and Health Science by Research offered at Edith Cowan University  is designed to build on specialised undergraduate degrees and to provide an opportunity for advanced-level study in medical, biomedical, paramedical, allied health and exercise sciences. 


The award comprises two components; course work and production of a research thesis. 

The coursework of Master of Medical and Health Science by Research offered at Edith Cowan University will provide instruction in research skills, methods and statistics to assist in the completion of the research thesis. 

Further, it will provide a tailored approach to providing advanced specialised knowledge for a chosen field. The thesis component allows for in-depth investigation of a specific research question within the student's chosen field. 

The thesis will be supervised by experienced researchers within the School of Medical and Health Science whilst catering for engagement with industry and other partners to enhance research translation.  

This research course aims to extend the student's knowledge relevant to their chosen specialisation, in order to develop leadership roles within their profession and open up new areas for professional development and future research studies.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Apply cognitive, laboratory and creative skills to investigate complex medical, biomedical, allied health or health science constructs, ideas and issue by undertaking and evaluating research activities.
  • Apply communication and collaboration skills to present findings, collaborate with diverse audiences and justify conclusions in professional contexts.
  • Reflect critically on a complex body of medical, biomedical, allied health or health science knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate mastery in the field.
  • Use high-level self-management skills and independent judgement to plan and execute a substantial research project.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Research Preparation: Principles and Approaches 
  • Thesis Preparation 
  • Advances in Medical Science 
  • Testing and Analysis of Human Performance 
  • Biostatistics  
  • Evidence-Based Practice 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We recommend you apply as soon as you can. It's best to receive an offer as early as possible so you can prepare for orientation and semester start.


240 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 097271G 

  • All applicants are required to have a Bachelor's degree in a relevant science area i.e. Medicine, Medical Science, Biomedical Science, Health Science, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Health and Safety, Occupational Hygiene, Speech Pathology, Paramedicine, Physiotherapy, Exercise and Sports Science with a course Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65 or higher, with equivalents considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34950 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34950 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 AUD per year during 24 months.

The Australian Government's Research Training Program provides tuition fee offsets for domestic students who are enrolled in Higher Degree by Research courses.

Living costs for Joondalup

1400 - 2500 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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