Master of Health (Research Practice)

Reach your potential and become a leader in health research.
This course is only offered at one location, see below.
On-line Learning
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
On-line Learning
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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2 years
(240 credit points = 2.0 EFTSL)
Entry requirements

This flexible study option aims to develop critical thinking and research skills that are highly sought after in a competitive employment environment. Engage with contemporary global debates and developments, pursuing an area of interest, and further advance your theoretical knowledge and research skills supporting the discovery and translation of evidence into practice. 

Coursework elements will provide you with a solid foundation in research methods and the critical appraisal of literature to inform the application of a research project.

This program is only offered part-time (duration is 4 years).

Successful completion of the Master of Health will enhance your professional standing and provide you with advanced level skills and knowledge for application in the health community and may lead to employment opportunities in the tertiary sector. Completion of the research pathway provides a pathway to PhD study.

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.

Year 1

Semester 1

BUHEA6902, 15 credit points
HEALT6000, 30 credit points

Semester 2

HEALT6001, 30 credit points
HEALT6002, 30 credit points

Year 2

Semester 1

Elective (A)

Elective (B)

Semester 2

HEALT7002, 30 credit points
HEALT7003, 30 credit points
The program is delivered in an online mode with structured discussion forums and collaboration. A full-time student would be expected to contribute approximately 40 hours / week to the program. A part-time student would be expected to contribute approximately 20 hours / week to the program. The amount of time required will depend to some extent on the elective courses chosen.

Delivery: Combination of classroom and online.

Entry requirements (year 12)

Entry requirements (non year 12)

Entry into the Master of Health program is predicated on completion of undergraduate study to third year or equivalent.

Advanced Standing: Credit for up to four courses (120 credit points) may be granted to candidates who have successfully completed a fourth year of university study.

Extra Requirements

Applicants must supply a current resume with their application.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: HN9

CRICOS code: 097977G (Churchill), 097977G (Mt Helen), 097977G (On-line Learning)

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$4,124 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2023

Annual tuition fees are per 120 credit points which represents 1 EFTSL or a standard full-time study load for a year.

The estimated annual fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

This program has been developed with student flexibility in mind. Students can choose to exit with a Graduate Certificate or Health or a Graduate Diploma of Health, allowing the candidates to complete the program in smaller stages of study.

Applicants who hold a Bachelors degree as their highest level of prior study will be required to undertake 120 credit points of inductor courses prior to progressing to one of the Masters streams.

A student who has successfully undertaken a Graduate Certificate in a Health related discipline would be eligible for advanced standing of 60 credit points towards their introductory courses.

In instances where a student has successfully completed a ‘fourth year’ of higher education studies in a health related discipline (eg. a three year bachelor degree plus one year of honours or a four year undergraduate degree, or a Graduate Diploma) the program for a Master level qualification will be a minimum of 1 year FT study or equivalent.  Students who meet these entry requirements would transition directly into the second year of the program and into a stream of their choice.

Students who successfully complete the Master of Health - Research Practice stream may be eligible for entry to a PhD program.

The program is recognised as a valuable contribution to the ongoing professional development of practitioners working in a wide range of sectors. Please note that this does not lead to registration as a health professional.

A range of student services, including childcare, counselling, support for students with disabilities, Learning Resource Centre and cafeteria are available at most campuses. For further information on these services please call 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.

You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection. You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per course, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department


Course coordinator

Blake Peck