Postgraduate

Master of Pathology

Enhance your research experience in the area of pathology and laboratory medicine.

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Student Central

The University of Western Australia (M355), 35 Stirling Highway, Perth, Western Australia 6009

Telephone

131 UWA (131 892)

International

(+61 8) 6488 1000

Hours

8.30am - 5pm AWST, Monday - Friday

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Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

Research laboratory assistant, biopharmaceutical research, government research.
Research laboratory assistant, biopharmaceutical research, government research.
This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

Further Study

Masters by Research

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Masters by Research

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Scholarships

Postgraduate scholarships support UWA's position as one of Australia's leading research-intensive universities and the premier research institution in WA.

Research Training Program

Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents are exempt from paying a contribution toward the cost of their research courses if UWA provides them with a Research Training Program place. This exemption applies for up to four years full-time equivalent study for a doctorate by research and two years full-time equivalent study for a master's by research. The RTP is a performance-based funding scheme administered by the Federal Department of Education and Training.

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.

Scholarships

Postgraduate scholarships support UWA's position as one of Australia's leading research-intensive universities and the premier research institution in WA.

Research Training Program

Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents are exempt from paying a contribution toward the cost of their research courses if UWA provides them with a Research Training Program place. This exemption applies for up to four years full-time equivalent study for a doctorate by research and two years full-time equivalent study for a master's by research. The RTP is a performance-based funding scheme administered by the Federal Department of Education and Training.

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.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a Graduate Diploma in cognate field, or equivalent, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) obtained a score that is equivalent to UWA weighted average mark at or above 65 per cent.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENT

Research and coursework supplementary form

Applicants to this course are required to submit a completed research and coursework supplementary form when applying.
 
APPLICATION REQUIREMENT
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

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Course details

This course provides an opportunity for students who have completed a Graduate Diploma in a cognate field to design, conduct, analyse and write up a year long research project relevant to the School of Biomedical Sciences. Students develop their understanding of the process of research as well as demonstrating competence at each stage of the research process.

About the course

The Master of Pathology initially focuses on a student designed and developed research project proposal. Students present their research findings to a forum of scientific peers or at scientific meetings. 
 
Master of Pathology

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time only
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
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
  • 92610
CRICOS code
  • 096403J
Master of Pathology
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time only
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
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
  • 92610
CRICOS code
  • 096403J
Full time/part time duration
  • 1 year
TISC Codes
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Pathology

Course structure

Postgraduate research degrees are identified by an intensive research component. Refer to the Handbooks for information on course rules.

Why study a Master of Pathology?

  1. Be on the pulse of recent developments in several disciplines of pathology and laboratory medicine.
  2. Acquire skills needed to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories, and communicate them in a coherent and sustained argument.
  3. Deliver a substantial piece of research, developing personal autonomy and accountability.