Masters of Research degrees at the University of Melbourne are designed for students to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research.
About Masters of Research
Masters degrees at the University of Melbourne seek to develop graduates who have a capacity for defining and managing a research project characterised by originality and independence. Their training equips them for more sustained and original work at the doctoral level or for applied research positions in a wide variety of contexts.
Below are the Masters programs available to students who want to further explore research after completing an MD or Honours.
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Masters of Research Programs in MMS
Discover the Masters of Research programs available at the Melbourne Medical School below.
The Melbourne Medical School also offers Masters programs by coursework. All available programs can be found on the Medicine study page.
Master of Medicine (by Research)
The Master of Medicine (by Research) is for medical graduates with a minimum of two years experience as a medical officer at a teaching hospital affiliated to an appropriate university. This program allows you to undertake research in a specific area of medicine under academic supervision.
Master of Philosophy - MDHS (Medicine)
Master of Philosophy - MDHS (Medicine) is an internationally recognised masters by research degree. This degree is designed to give you the opportunity to develop advanced skills in independent and sustained research on a particular topic under academic supervision.
Master of Primary Health Care
The Master of Primary Health Care offers you the opportunity to complete a major research project on a primary health care topic of your choice. You will conduct your thesis research under the individual guidance of an experienced supervisor.
Master of Surgery
The Master of Surgery by Research offers you the opportunity to undertake original research in a specific aspect of surgery under academic supervision at Melbourne Medical School or affiliated hospitals.