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Master of Applied Science - Research

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This course allows students to conduct high-impact, multidisciplinary research that spans across our broad priority research areas of: cancer diagnosis and rehabilitation; communication sciences and disorders; disability and mental health; musculoskeletal health; and physical activity, lifestyle, ageing and well-being. You will work with leaders in allied health and gain advanced research and critical thinking skills that will expand your career prospects. This course may be used as a foundation to the Doctor of Philosophy (Health Sciences).

The Master of Applied Science (MappSc) at the Faculty of Health Sciences provides candidates with the opportunity to undertake in-depth study in a specialised area, while enjoying an independent style of learning and freedom of expression in academic enquiry.

The Faculty of Health Sciences has been ranked a level 5 for excellence in research, which is considered "well above world standardin the 2015 ERA rankings.

You will work individually on your research project under the direction of a supervisor who is a leader in the allied health field.

Across the 1-2 year research period, you will gain advanced research and critical thinking skills that will see you publish work in journals, influence health policy and expand your career prospects particularly in industrial research, government, and developmental organisations.

Subject areas

There are no specialisations for this course.

Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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How to apply

Applying for admission

1. Find a supervisor within the University whose academic background aligns with your research. You may visit Research Supervisor Connect to start.

2. Contact a research supervisor either through Research Supervisor Connect or email and provide: your academic/educational background and research experience with examples such as an academic transcript your CV/resume the area of interest for your research why you believe your research topics align with this supervisor

3. In conjunction with your supervisor, develop a preliminary research proposal that outlines the subject area, objectives and significance of your research (see 'Guidelines for writing a research proposal' below).

4. If you wish to pursue your candidature off-campus, you are required to provide a written off-campus plan that includes the following: Timetable of research for 1st year. Statement of how often and when you are going to meet with your supervisors. When you plan to be on campus.

5. If you intend to study part-time, you will also need to supply: evidence that shows you will have sufficient time available to plan and carry out the research under the supervision of the University, and complete the course within the maximum period allowed for a part-time enrolment. a declaration from your employer (if relevant) confirming that you will be permitted to take the time required to effectively pursue your studies.

6. Your research proposal should be submitted along with your CV, academic referee reports, academic transcripts and other supporting documents.

7. Applications are made via the University's online application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the `Apply Now' button on the right hand side of this page. Please note - Except for IPRS and

Completion requirement

Thesis submission requirements and examination procedure as set out in the Academic Board resolutions for this course and the Higher Degree (HDR) Rule 2011.

Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Applied Science (Research) you must have completed the equivalent of one of the following in a subject area related to your proposed research area: bachelor's degree master's degree by coursework. These criteria constitute the minimum requirements for eligibility and do not guarantee admission. That remains at the discretion of the Associate Dean (HDR) for a given Faculty.

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