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The Master of Research in Science, Medicine and Health degree offered by the University of Wollongong comprises research and research training, and requires you to complete 96 credit points of subjects.

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As a result of COVID-19, this course is currently being offered via remote (online) study. Please enquire with UOW regarding delivery modes for future sessions.

Why choose this Master of Research in Science, Medicine and Health degree offered by the University of Wollongong

  • Over the last five years, our researchers have secured research and innovation income worth over $130M on projects as diverse as investigating the beginnings of human history in Australia; assessing and mitigating bushfire risks; improving quality of care for people living with dementia; and investigating the fundamental processes of life, one molecule at a time, through single-molecule biophysics.
  • In the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia ratings, we received the highest possible rating for our research quality (‘well above world standard’) in many individual disciplines, as well as in the overall field of Chemical Sciences.
  • For information regarding the University's research activity, research strengths, scholarships and services, visit UOW's Research and Innovation website. For specific information relating to research being undertaken, visit the Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health research website.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Responsible Research
  • Fundamentals for HDR Writing
  • Preliminary Research Project
  • Research Skills Training
  • Advanced Analytical Chemistry
  • Literature Report in Chemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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96 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants must have a Bachelor or Masters coursework degree from a recognised tertiary institution with a minimum Credit average (65% or a GPA 3.0 out of 4.0).

All applicants for the Master of Research must submit a written (preferably typed) proposal as part of their application. This proposal should:
  • contain, in no more than one page, a clear description of the discipline area or project topic you wish to study in/undertake for the Master of Research 48cp thesis; and
  • conclude with a statement of your motivation for wanting to undertake the research course.
CRICOS: 091522J

Tuition Fee

Domestic students:  Students enrol in the Bachelor of Research and are eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place. 

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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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