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Research

Master of Philosophy - MDHS (Health Sciences)

    • CRICOS Code: 065917F

    Course overview

    • 2 years full time / 4 years part time
    • Parkville campus located in the heart of Melbourne city
    • Available to domestic and international students.

    Overview

    The Master of Philosophy - Health Sciences (MPhil) is an internationally recognised masters (by research) degree. The MPhil degree is designed for students to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research.

    Students will produce a thesis which will demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to existing scholarship in the area of research.The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to existing research in the field of Health Sciences.

    The School comprises the following departments:

    • Audiology and Speech Pathology
    • Nursing
    • Physiotherapy
    • Social Work
    • Optometry and Vision Sciences

    Research projects are available in all departments and are grouped under broad research themes of :

    • Cancer survivorship
    • Child health and wellbeing
    • Immunology and inflammation
    • Practice and service improvement
    • Recovery and rehabilitation across the lifespan
    • Sensory neuroscience

    Commencement periods

    • Students may commence the Higher Degree by Research at any time during the year between 1st March and 31 October. Commencement between 1st and 28th February or between 1st and 30th November may be approved subject to approval of the proposed principal supervisor. Commencement in January or December is not permitted.
    • Commencement in the degree is subject to prior arrangement with their nominated supervisor and the Learning and Teaching Unit. (Scholarships have separate rules and students should seek approval from Melbourne Scholarships to vary their scholarship commencement).
    • Please check with the relevant academic unit prior to making any arrangements for enrolment or travel.

    Policies
    A range of University policies and procedures apply to Higher Degrees by Research and students should familiarise themselves with these policies via the University of Melbourne Policy Library.

    Course description

    Students will produce a thesis which will demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to existing scholarship in the area of research.