Master of Applied Science (By Research)

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

This program offers numerous research opportunities in health sciences. Areas of research expertise include: health systems policy and management; mother and child health; sex, health and society; human communication sciences; musculoskeletal research; nursing and midwifery; rehabilitation and injury prevention; physiotherapy; occupational therapy; orthoptics; podiatry; prosthetics and orthotics; dietetics and human nutrition.

Designed for

Graduates who wish to pursue research within the health sciences


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.


  • Health sciences

Standard entry requirements

  • Satisfactory completion of La Trobe University's combined Bachelor/Master's degree with a minimum weighted average of 70 per cent across graded subjects in years three and four (or equivalent part-time years)
  • Or satisfactory completion of La Trobe University's graduate entry Master's degree with a minimum weighted average of 70 per cent across graded subjects
  • Or Bachelor degree in health, or equivalent professional qualifications and experience with a demonstrated capacity to successfully complete higher degree research through evidence of one or more of the following research-related achievements: successful completion of research methods coursework
  • Successful research grant applications
  • Participation in a substantial research project
  • Peer-reviewed publications
  • Conference presentations
  • Professional reports or clinical guidelines
  • Product development
  • Policy development or implementation
  • And two academic referee reports.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Melbourne Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Albury-Wodonga Yes
  • Part-time : 4 years
  • Full-time : 2 years
Bendigo Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
Shepparton Yes No information available

Further information

Semester starts anytime if the requirement for coursework is waived. Students who are required to undertake coursework must start in January.

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