Master of Philosophy - MDHS (Dental Science)

  • CRICOS code: 061955K

Where will this take me?


Intended learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • show a sophisticated understanding of the principles and processes of research design.
  • demonstrate the ability to identify research issues and formulate research questions.
  • design and conduct research at a postgraduate level.
  • develop significant problem-solving abilities in the conduct of research.
  • demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge of social health.
  • develop a respect and understanding for the ethics of scholarship.

Graduate attributes

Masters degrees at the University of Melbourne seek to develop graduates who have a capacity for defining and managing a research project characterised by originality and independence. Their training equips them for more sustained and original work at the doctoral level or for applied research positions in a wide variety of contexts.

The University expects its research masters graduates to have the following attributes:

  • an ability to initiate research projects and to formulate viable research questions.
  • a demonstrated capacity to design, conduct and report independent and original research on a closely-defined project.
  • an ability to manage time to maximise the quality of research.
  • an understanding of the major contours of international research in the research area.
  • a capacity for critical evaluation of relevant scholarly literature.
  • well-developed and flexible problem-solving abilities appropriate to the discipline.
  • the ability to analyse research data within a changing disciplinary environment.
  • the capacity to communicate effectively the results of research and scholarship by oral and written communication.
  • an understanding of and facility with scholarly conventions in the discipline area.
  • a profound respect for truth and intellectual integrity, and for the ethics of research and scholarship.
  • a capacity to cooperate with other researchers.
  • an ability to manage information effectively, including the application of computer systems and software where appropriate to your field of study.