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Differentiate yourself from the rest with a Masters of Science by Research degree

The Master of Science by Research (Health Sciences) enables you to undertake supervised research studies in one or more of the Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine's research areas and groups such as Anatomy, Evidence-Based Practice, Nutrition & Dietetics, Stem Cells, Urology and much more.

Be mentored by internationally renowned academics

Stephanie's Research Project

Stefanie is studying the effects of bladder cancer treatments.

The Master of Science by Research (Health Sciences) will provide students with research expertise for careers in the university, industry or research sectors. Students may also wish to continue studying at Bond University with the Doctor of Philosophy program.

Key features

  • Internationally recognised research degree
  • Complete your Masters in 2 years
  • Pathway degree for further PhD studies

About the program

The Master of Science by Research (Health Sciences) enables you to undertake supervised research studies in one or more of the Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine's research areas and groups. It is an internationally recognised research degree and is a pathway to PhD studies. Show more

The Master of Science by Research (Health Sciences) enables you to undertake supervised research studies in one or more of the Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine's research areas and groups. It is an internationally recognised research degree and is a pathway to PhD studies. Potential areas for research opportunity include: Anatomy Evidence-Based Practice Nutrition & Dietetics Genetics Health Professions Education Immunology Indigenous Health Medical Ethics Medical Research Neuroscience Physiology/Pharmacology Physiotherapy Public Health Sports and Exercise Science Sports Management Stem Cells Urology Bond University research students have access to the specialist expertise of our internationally published academics as well as state-of-the-art facilities. Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration6 semesters (2 years)
Starting semesters
  • September 2017
  • January 2018
  • May 2018
  • September 2018
Program typeMaster Research
Study areaHealth Sciences, Medicine, Sport
Program codeCC-63028
CRICOS code073729K
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

The Master of Science by Research (Health Sciences) provides you with research expertise for careers in the university, industry or research sectors.

Graduates may also wish to continue their studies with a Doctor of Philosophy (Health Sciences & Medicine) program.

The annual program fees for the Master of Science by Research (Health Sciences) are:

  • $34,644
  • $35,856

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

Academic entry requirements

The minimum requirements for this program is a University Bachelor's degree with Honours in a relevant discipline, with evidence of the ability to conduct supervised research; or a qualification or combination of qualifications deemed to be equivalent by the Faculty Research Committee.

English language proficiency requirements

Applicants whose previous study was not completed in one of the countries listed where English is considered a first language, must provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language.  Read more detailed information on English Language Proficiency Requirements for university study.

How to apply

Research applicants for Bond University will need to complete an Expression of Interest Form

Before seeking to apply, prospective Masters by Research and PhD students must seek contact with a potential supervisor. Applications will only be considered for enrolment where a supervisor is available. The proposed research must fit within the Faculty’s strategic research plan and within an area of Faculty expertise.

Once a potential supervisor has been sourced, the following information is required in order for applications to be assessed:

  • A detailed thesis proposal.
  • University academic transcripts for all studies to date (undergraduate and postgraduate). If not already in English, these documents must be translated and certified by the translating body.
  • University grading scale if applicable – the grading scale may be found on the reverse of the university academic transcript.
  • A Certificate of Completion (Degree/Diploma) is required if the transcript does not indicate that the degree has been awarded/conferred.  Both certified translated and untranslated copies of both transcripts and Certificate of Completion should be provided.
  • A resume detailing previous work and study history.
  • Two written references which should cover the candidate’s abilities, key personal attributes and capabilities (a minimum of one external reference excluding Bond University will be required).
  • International students previously instructed in a language other than English are required to provide certified translated and untranslated copies of both transcripts and Certificate of Completion.
  • Applicants whose previous study was not completed in one of the countries listed where English is considered a first language, must provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language.  For details please visit: English Language Proficiency Requirements 
  • A budget proposal for all research supplies. A budget template is available by emailing [email protected]

For any enquiries, please email: [email protected]