24 months
44200 AUD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Master of Applied Science (Research) course offered at La Trobe University offers numerous research opportunities in health sciences. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


Areas of research expertise of the Master of Applied Science (Research) course offered at La Trobe University include: exercise physiology, health systems policy and management, public health, mother and child health, human communication sciences, musculoskeletal research, nursing and midwifery, rehabilitation and injury prevention, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, orthoptics, podiatry, prosthetics and orthotics, dietetics and human nutrition and sex, health and society.

The course includes four online coursework subjects, which provide training in foundation research skills. These may be waived for students who have completed an Honours degree or equivalent.

Career Outcomes 

This degree will allow you to pursue a career as a researcher in academic research, higher education or the public health sector. It can also serve as a pathway into a PhD.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Systematic Review and Evaluation of Healthcare Research 
  • Methods of Graduate Research 
  • Advanced Issues in Health and Wellbeing Research 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

Get your student insurance now

Start from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at La Trobe University and/or in Australia, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS code: 074418F  
  • The minimum academic requirement for entry to a Masters by research at La Trobe is a three year Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline completed within the last ten years with a weighted average mark in the final year of 65 or above.
  • An applicant may be considered for entry with an overall weighted average mark below 65 if their weighted average mark in the final full year (FTE) of study is 65 or above.
  • The following conditions must be met in order to gain admission into a Masters by research degree:

    you must meet the minimum entry requirements for the degree as outlined above
  • the department or school in which you seek enrolment must be able to provide appropriate facilities, resources and supervision for your chosen area of research.
  • 6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    44200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 44200 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 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.

Our partners

Applied Science (Research)
La Trobe University


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!