Master of Health Sciences

School of Health Sciences, Fremantle Campus

This Master of Health Sciences is a research degree that culminates in examination by thesis. Usually, there is no coursework component although coursework may be requested by the Dean to support the research process. Over the course of your studies you will explore the importance of early intervention to avoid costly medical treatment and the rehabilitation of those with chronic conditions and musculoskeletal injuries.

  • Why study this degree?

    Candidates in the Master’s by Research program can undertake their research in either a full-time or a part-time capacity. The maximum time for completion of the Master’s by Research (not including periods of approved leave of absence) will normally be two years for a full-time student and four years for a part-time student. The minimum time for completion will normally be one year. The Master’s thesis is assessed by external examiners

    Each candidate is required to have a minimum of two supervisors who will mentor and direct the candidate throughout the research phase and up to the point the thesis is put forward for examination. Before submitting an application, students are encouraged to contact the School of Health Sciences to arrange a discussion with a suitably qualified member of staff.

  • Program summary

    The Master’s by Research is a thesis-based research degree, normally comprised exclusively of supervised research, but which can include research training coursework if appropriate.

    Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations.

  • Real-world experience


  • Entry requirements

    The following criteria are required for a student to be admitted to the Master’s by Research program:

    • Completion of an undergraduate degree from a recognised university, which has been completed at a superior standard and which demonstrates the applicant’s potential to undertake and complete research-based study.
    • An equivalent academic background or extensive professional experience that is considered by the Dean of the School to be an appropriate preparation for independent study and research work at Master’s level.

    An applicant may be required to demonstrate an ability to understand and communicate in both written and spoken English at a level adequate for the purpose of pursuing the program of study or as deemed adequate by the Dean of the School.

  • Fees and costs

    This Program has the following loan scheme(s) available for eligible students:

    The Research Training Program (RTP) provides block grants to support students who are undertaking a Higher Degree by Research such as a Research Doctorate or Research Masters degree. You will receive support for a maximum of two years for a Research Masters and a maximum of four years for a Research Doctorate degree. Your offer will specify for which purpose(s) your grant may be used. This may include offset of your tuition fees, as a stipend for general living costs or as an allowance related to the ancillary cost of research degrees.

    For further information, or for indicative fees for domestic or international students, please visit our Fees Page.

  • More information

    For more information on the Master of Health Sciences, please call our Prospective Student Officers on +61 8 9433 0533 or email

    All international enquiries should contact the International Students Office on