Postgraduate

Higher Degree by Research Preliminary - Medicine and Health Science

This is a supervised course of advanced study and/or research.

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This course helps you to prepare for a higher degree by research.
This course helps you to prepare for a higher degree by research.

Further Study

HDR Masters or PhD leading to research opportunities.
HDR Masters or PhD leading to research opportunities.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
48
Total Course Fee - 2021
$41,400.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have:

(a) a relevant bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and

(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent or equivalent as recognised by the faculty.

OR


Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a relevant bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent or equivalent as recognised by the faculty.
OR
(c) a relevant postgraduate degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(d) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent or equivalent as recognised by the faculty.'
AND
(e) written agreement by a suitable academic on the UWA Supervisor Register as Principal Supervisor to supervise the project, and written approval from their Head of School, Head of Division, and
(f) written agreement by a suitable academic on the UWA Supervisor Register as Coordinating Supervisor to supervise the project, and written approval from their Head of School or Head of Division, and
(g) if (e) and (f) are the same person, written agreement by a suitable academic on the UWA Supervisor Register to co-supervise the project, and written agreement by their Head of School, Head of Division.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

This course is for students who wish to undertake a higher degree by research but who are not considered to have adequate research preparation. The preliminary course of study is designed on a case-by-case basis with the student. Students need a mark for their Higher Degree by Research Prelim research output of at least: 
65% to meet the adequate research preparation for the HDR research Masters 
70% to meet the adequate research preparation for a PhD
Students also need to meet all the other admission requirements in order to progress to a higher degree by research.

All students interested in the higher degree by research preliminary course must contact the Faculty before applying.

About the course

This is a supervised course of advanced study and research administered by the Faculty on recommendation from the relevant head of school.
Higher Degree by Research Preliminary - Medicine and Health Science

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2020
Locations
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment for a standard full-time enrolment is approximately 46 hours per week (over 13 weeks) which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 90440
CRICOS code
  • 102452A
Higher Degree by Research Preliminary - Medicine and Health Science
Status
  • Available 2020
Locations
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment for a standard full-time enrolment is approximately 46 hours per week (over 13 weeks) which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 90440
CRICOS code
  • 102452A
Full time/part time duration
  • 1 year
TISC Codes
Degrees course is available in
  • Higher Degree by Research Preliminary - Medicine and Health Science

Course structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

Students need to undertake 48 points in total.
In addition to the Dissertation, students can:
(a) take up to 24 points of the Extended Dissertation, but they should discuss this with the Course Coordinator and their supervisor at commencement,
and/or
(b) take up to 24 points from Research Skills
and/or
(c) take up to 24 points of coursework units, relevant to the research project, and chosen in conjunction with the Course Coordinator and their supervisors.
Core - Dissertation
Take all units (24 points):
Option - Extended Dissertation
Take up to 24 points:
Option - Research Skills
Take up to 24 points: