24 months
44200 AUD/year
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The Master of Applied Science (Research) course offered at La Trobe University offers numerous research opportunities in health sciences. 

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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.

  • RED Team

Effective professional development for graduate researchers and early career researchers.

  • Mentoring

We pair a highly motivated PhD student with an industry leader with similar interests.

  • Industry internships

We offer internships to Master by Research and PhD students in various disciplines.

  • Our researchers

A selection of La Trobe researchers talk about the exciting work that they're doing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Graduate Research 
  • Systematic Review and Evaluation of Healthcare Research 
  • Methods of Graduate Research 
  • Recommended: Advanced Issues in Health and Wellbeing Research 
  • Minor Project   

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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.

Tuition Fee

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    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.

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