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2 yrs, Maximum
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A Master of Medical Science research degree enables a candidate to undertake a program of research and advanced study in a specialist field. The research takes place over 2 years of study or equivalent part-time and normally results in a thesis or equivalent of traditionally circa 50-60,000 words (depending on the discipline), written in English.
A Masters degrees in Medical Science area focuses on in many different aspects of rural health, for example: health service delivery, policy, climate change, ageing, workforce, eHealth, intercultural health, food security, health literacy, community engagement in health, the training and education of health professionals, interprofessional practice.
The research topic will reflect the candidates' own interests and the research expertise of their supervisors. Further information on the research areas of supervisors in these disciplines is available from the Web Access Research Portal (WARP) site.
The campus of study will vary depending on the location of the candidate, the supervisor and the research field.
In addition to entry to a doctorate at a university, Master of Biomedical Science (Research) provides an entry to a doctorate at a university and graduates are also highly sought after for positions across the spectrum of available careers. Graduates take up roles in for example, public and private pathology laboratories, research institutes and quality assurance agencies.