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CQ17 - Master of Health Science

About Research Higher Degrees

A research higher degree is a program of supervised research and study leading to the preparation of a thesis. The holder of a research higher degree will have submitted a thesis which examiners have declared to have provided a contribution to knowledge and demonstrated the candidate's capacity to carry out independent research.

Research is an integral part of Central Queensland University's purpose. There is a strong commitment to the conduct of cutting-edge research in new areas which challenge the boundaries of the traditional disciplines to provide distinctive research opportunities and solution for staff, students and sponsors.

The Faculty of Arts, Health and Sciences has considerable strength in research and is the leading research Faculty at CQU.
Approximately 100 of the University's research higher degree students are located in the Faculty, as well as three of the University's four designated Research Centres.

The Associate Dean (Research) is responsible for the management of the Faculty's Research portfolio by planning and monitoring the Faculty's directions and activities in research and postgraduate research training.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Career Opportunities

A higher degree by research is usually required for an academic career or a professional career in research.  Many other discipline-specific employment opportunities exist as employers recognise the skills developed through a degree by research program are widely applicable in the workplace.

Course Overview At A Glance

Program at a glance
Duration 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time 
Availability/Campus Contact Domestic - BDG; EMD; GLD; MKY; ROK; External
International - BDG; GLD; MKY; ROK
Courses/Units of Credit not applicable
Faculty Interdisciplinary
How to Apply direct application at any time of year
Entry Requirements
Professional Accreditation not applicable
Residential School not applicable
Practicum/Work placement not applicable
Exit Awards not applicable
Interim Awards not applicable
Post Nominal MHlthSc 
Be What You Want To Be Phone: 13CQUni (132786); Enquire: Admissions
CRICOS Codes 015724G - QLD

Program Aims

The Masters Degree by Research is a program of supervised research and study leading to the submission of a thesis which makes a contribution to knowledge. The program is governed by the Rules for Masters Degrees by Research which provide details regarding all aspects of admission, progression, submission and examination of the thesis. Consultation with the Associate Dean (Research) of the appropriate faculty will assist applicants to determine eligibility for admission, to identify the proposed areas of research and to ascertain the availability of suitable supervisors.

Program Structure

To complete the program, a candidate will normally study for an expected period of 2 years (full-time) or 4 years (part-time). New candidates may enrol at any time of year and continuing candidates will be re-enrolled at the beginning of each academic year. The courses in which Masters students enrol are ungraded. Candidates who may be required to complete prescribed courses will be enrolled in a separate program (CP20).

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  • CQ17PUBHL1 Public Health

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