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Key details

Duration

2 year/s full-time
4 year/s part-time
2 year/s full-time

Intake

Semester 1, Semester 2
Onshore - Semester 1, Semester 2
Offshore - No

Locations

Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus

Credit points required

160

Course code

MRSIAS

Overview

Masters by Research candidates undertake a program of research, under the direction of two or more supervisors. The candidates then communicate the results of this research in a thesis or another approved format. To facilitate their research and their career, candidates also need to complete additional training and other activities in line with the HDR Policy

Fees

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study is AUD $31,500.00. This equates to $3,937.50 per 10 credit point unit (0.125 EFTSL).
These fees are subject to increases annually, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

Merita - Public Health Student

Why study public health at CDU?

Now, more than ever, Australia needs Public Health experts to develop evidence-based strategies that benefit the community. At CDU, you'll learn to understand and address public health issues on a local and global scale, creating an array of career opportunities in policy making, research and disease prevention, health promotion, and more.

  • #2 Australian university for graduate employment outcomes (GUG 2022)
  • Work with health agencies and complete your own community health project
  • Study as it suits you, with online, on campus, full-time and part-time options

What will I study?

Masters by Research Candidates complete a research project, usually over 2 years. During this time, they must also complete:

Course structure

  • additional training around research integrity, research methods, communication, personal development, and career development
  • a research proposal and oral presentation to confirm their candidature
  • a second oral presentation midway through their candidature
  • a thesis, usually comprising 30,000 to 50,000 words

Instead of a thesis, some candidates may complete a creative output, such as a film, novel, or exhibition, as well as an exegesis or explanation of this work, usually comprising 15,000 to 25,000 words.

Study plan

Recommended Study Plans are not required for this course.

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

To be eligible, you must have completed

  • the equivalent of half a semester of research activity at a postgraduate level
  • comparable levels of research, such as scholarly publications.

You must also plan to conduct research that is compatible with the research priorities and resources of this University. When you apply, you must submit a research proposal, comprising 500 to 1,000 words. The research priorities of this University tend to revolve around

  • tropical, regional, and remote health - including nursing, midwifery, and allied health
  • environmental studies
  • energy, resources, and engineering
  • social and public policy in Northern Australia and the region
  • community resilience
  • cybersecurity and IT
  • business and law
  • education

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic Module A minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) A minimum overall score of 176, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency A minimum overall grade of C1, valid for three years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module A minimum overall score of 58 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) A minimum overall score of 79 with a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

I wanted to pursue my HDR under the mentorship of leading malaria researchers. Menzies School of Health Research, a fundamental part of CDU, is highly known for its impact in infectious disease research, not only in Australia, but also globally.

Damien

CDU Student

Dr Damian Oyong

Course details

Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
Yes
Award
Master of Arts by Research:Master of Business by Research:Master of Creative Arts by Research:Master of Education by Research:Master of Engineering by Research:Master of Environmental Research:Master of Health Science by Research:Master of Indigenous Knowledges by Research:Master of Information Technology by Research:Master of Laws by Research:Master of Science by Research:Master of Social and Policy Research
Faculty/College
CDU Central
Sector
HE
Area of study
Public Health, Health, Science, Environmental Science and Management, Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

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How to apply

There are many ways to apply to CDU. The method you use depends on your course type, where you live and whether you are a new or returning student to CDU.

Remember to apply early for your best chance at securing an offer to study with us.

CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina campus
053295G

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