HIV, STIs and Sexual Health
International and AusAID double degree students
The following double degree programs are for International or AusAID students only. Domestic students can apply to undertake the two separate degrees; one of the Master courses (codes listed under main HIV, STIs and Sexual Health page) plus a Master of Philosophy (RMPHLMED1000).
Information about the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) can be found in the Research section.
Master of Medicine (HIV, STIs and Sexual Health) and Master of Philosophy
Master of Science in Medicine (HIV, STIs and Sexual Health) and Master of Philosophy
|Master of Medicine/MPhil||Master of Science in Medicine/Mphil|
Available pathways:Clinical Medicine
|Credit points required to complete||96||96|
|Time to complete full-time||2 year||2 year|
The Master of Medicine or Master of Science in Medicine, and Master of Philosophy double degrees are a coursework Master degree combined with a Master degree in research.
The coursework degree emphasises the importance of the clinical, laboratory, public health and behavioural aspects of Sexual Health. Candidates must complete the coursework component with a satisfactory result, before being allowed to proceed to the research component of the double degree. The research project is completed under the guidance of an allocated supervisor.
Places in the double degree program are offered to qualified applicants according to the admissions criteria (see course rules). In exceptional circumstances the Dean may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the school, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.
Students enrolled in the double degree will be required to have a supervisor for their research degree and to submit a full research proposal for their Master of Philosophy by the end of the second semester of enrolment. In order to progress to the Master of Philosophy, students must complete the Master coursework component with a weighted average mark of at least 65 percent across all 48 credit points of coursework units and enrol in the additional core units of study .
Students who have not submitted their thesis by the end of their first year of enrolment must re-enrol every semester, with the associated financial cost, until they submit their thesis.
In order to comply with AusAID scholarship requirements and meet the academic the requirements of the double degree, students must complete 48 credit points of coursework for the coursework master's degree and the equivalent of at least one year full time for the Master of Philosophy by enrolling in 48 credit points of research units of study as shown in the following table.
|Research units of study||Credit points|
Medicine Research A
Medicine Research B
Medicine Research C
Medicine Research D