|Selection rank||English language requirements||Duration||UAC code|
|Faculty||Discipline(s)||Location||Available teaching periods|
|Faculty of Health||
Faculty of Health
| UC - Canberra, Bruce
||View teaching periods|
| 2021: $22,800 per year
2022: $23,600 per year
Annual fee rates
The fees shown are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.
|Academic entry requirements||English language requirements||CRICOS code||Faculty|
|069272F||Faculty of Health|
|Discipline(s)||Location||Available teaching periods||Duration|
Faculty of Health
| UC - Canberra, Bruce
||View teaching periods||2.0 years|
| 2021: $27,800 per year
2022: $28,700 per year
Annual fee rates
The fees shown are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Information on how fees are calculated can be found here.
Academic entry requirements
To study at UC, you’ll need to meet our academic entry requirements and any admission requirements specific to your course. Please read your course admission requirements below. To find out whether you meet UC’s academic entry requirements, visit our academic entry requirements page.
Hone your skills as a health researcher
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) is the course that will help you gain the qualifications to be recognised as a research specialist.
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 Graduate Certificate in Health Research at UC 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.
Work Integrated Learning (WIL)
WIL is a significant component of the UC experience, and as part of this course, students will have in-depth, hands-on support from leading industry academics, as well as access to the university’s professional and industry contacts to help you develop and research your health topic of choice.
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.
Candidates wishing to apply for the Master of Health (Research) must show evidence of the following:
- recognised undergraduate health sciences degree at honours level or
- recognised health science degree and health experience, with demonstrated capacity and/or aptitude for research
- approval of your study plans with a supervising academic.
Two or more years of relevant work experience in health would be an advantage. If you have no prior research training, we would advise undertaking the combined coursework/research training option in the course.
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.
Additional admission requirements
Students commencing in semester 2 can enrol part-time only.
Candidates are also required to complete a Research Education Program that will enable them to acquire the generic skills and attributes identified as appropriate for graduates of postgraduate research programs at the University of Canberra.
Periods course is open for new admissions
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Domestic||International|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Research Semester 1|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Research Semester 2|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Research Semester 1|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Research Semester 2|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Research Semester 1|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Research Semester 2|
There are currently no formal credit transfer arrangements for entry to this course. Any previous study or work experience will only be considered as part of the application process in accordance with current course rules and university policy. Credit is not permitted towards completion of a graduate certificate.
Master of Health (Research) (135JA) | 48 credit points
Note: Candidates are also required to complete a Research Education Program to acquire the generic skills & attributes identified as appropriate for graduates of postgraduate research programs at UC.
In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Standard duration four semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum eight semesters.
|Learning outcomes||Related graduate attributes|
|To be competent in developing an answerable research question, planning a research project, developing an ethics proposal, using qualitative and/or quantitative research methods and undertaking a systematic literature review and focussed research project at a Masters degree level.||
|To demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the scientific literature in their field of study and be aware of current or potential areas of contention likely to form the focus of future research in their field.||
|To develop the skills necessary for communicating the results of their work effectively to other professionals in their field of study.||
|Master of Health (Research)||M Health(Rsch)|
2020 enrolments for this course by location. Please note that enrolment numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.
|UC - Canberra, Bruce||8|
|Student category||Contact details|
|Prospective Students - Domestic||E: email@example.com P: 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226) W: www.canberra.edu.au/future-students|
|Prospective Students - International||E: firstname.lastname@example.org P: +61 2 6201 5342 F: +61 2 6201 5040 W: www.canberra.edu.au/future-students|
|Current and Commencing Students||Faculty of Health or Course Convener E: email@example.com|