The Master of Health (Research Studies)/PhD program is designed for professionals working in a variety of settings including health care services, hospitals, the aged care sector and community organisations, enabling them to effectively assess and respond to emerging health planning and management issues. It allows students to undertake programwork study in areas of discipline-specific interest as well as providing appropriate research skills training.
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The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) component provides training and education with the objective of producing graduates with the capacity to conduct research independently at a high level of originality and quality. A PhD candidate should uncover new knowledge either by the discovery of new facts, the formulation of theories or the innovative reinterpretation of known data and established ideas.
Fees and delivery
Delivery: On campus
Fees: AUD $30,080*
Delivery: On campus
As a Research graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in settings such as:
- Market and consumer research
- Policy analysis, research and development
- Technology research and development
- Public relations
- University teaching or administration
As a research assistant, you will be responsible for providing support to researchers in a university, government department or independent research institute. You may assist with writing scientific reports, coordinating research activities or providing technical support.
As a market researcher, you will be responsible for collecting and analysing data and making recommendations based on your findings. Potential employers include industry, government departments and not-for-profit organisations.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.