24 months
28700 AUD/year
23600 AUD/year
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If you’re an experienced graduate of a health-related discipline and looking to evaluate and explore the evidence for practice, develop and conduct health research, then the Master of Health (Research) from University of Canberra is the course that will help you gain the qualifications to be recognised as a research specialist.  

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This course is available either as a research-only pathway, or a coursework and research program. It can be taken as an intensive 2- year course, or part-time online course. Each research project will be planned, developed and carried out under the supervision of a leading academic or industry partner in the field.

This course is designed specifically to help you develop the critical research skills and experience needed to research the health field of your choice.

Upon completion of this course, you will have written and produced a thoroughly researched and documented a research paper or thesis and have it made available for presentation purposes and peer review. 

Study a Master of Health (Research) from University of Canberra and you will:

  • develop a focused, answerable research question, plan a research project, develop an ethics proposal
  • use qualitative and quantitative research methods and use that information to undertake a systematic literature review at a master’s degree level
  • plan develop and conduct research to answer your research question
  • evaluate and understand the scientific literature in your field to gain advanced knowledge of current trends and future research options
  • develop the skills necessary to communicate the results of your work
  • deliver a well-researched and documented research paper or thesis
  • become recognised for your research in this field.

Career opportunities

A Master of Health (Research) will lead you into a career as a specialist health professional and as a result, can then open further career options as an expert advisor and consultant in health or health-related fields for both government and private health sectors.

Completion of this course also offers a direct pathway into a Ph.D. in Health, through criteria-based transfer or further study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Master of Health Research Thesis
  • Research Planning
  • Qualitative Research Practice in Health 
  • Quantitative Research Practice in Health
  • Epidemiology and Principles of Research 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A recognised undergraduate health sciences degree at honours level or other approved degree or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution with demonstrated capacity and/or aptitude for research.
CRICOS Code: 069272F  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28700 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28700 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    23600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23600 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 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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