La Trobe University

Master of Applied Science (Research)

La Trobe University

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

This course offers numerous research opportunities in health sciences. Areas of research expertise include: exercise physiology, health systems policy and management, public health, mother and child health, social work, human communication sciences, musculoskeletal research, nursing and midwifery, rehabilitation and injury prevention, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, orthoptics, podiatry, prosthetics and orthotics, dietetics and human nutrition and sex, health and society. 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. The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9 - Masters Degree by Research.

Designed for

Graduates who wish to pursue research within the health sciences


  • Health sciences

Standard entry requirements

  • Postgraduate: Prerequisites - Course specific requirements - The minimum academic requirement for entry to a Masters by research at La Trobe is a three year Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline completed within the last ten years with a weighted average mark of 65 or above. An applicant may be considered for entry with an overall weighted average mark below 65 if their weighted average mark in the final full year (FTE) of study is 65 or above. The following conditions must be met in order to gain admission into a Masters by research degree:
  • You must meet the minimum entry requirements for the degree as outlined above
  • The department or school in which you seek enrolment must be able to provide appropriate facilities, resources and supervision for your chosen area of research.
  • International: IELTS - 6.5 < 6.0 (PG minimum) - 6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.
  • Note: This course may be subject to alternative or extra entry requirements depending on your life circumstances and/or work experience. For the complete entry requirements, please search for your course on the La Trobe website:

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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