Master of Philosophy - Human Communication Science (By Research)

Curtin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00301J

This research-based higher degree develops research skills and advances knowledge in the discipline.


This course contains a core thesis unit only. It is a requirement that two-thirds of this course is undertaken by research and only one-third by coursework.


  • Health communication

Standard entry requirements

Specifically, applicants require a relevant degree with a semester weighted average (SWA) of 70 per cent or better or an equivalent qualification. Applicants with a SWA of less than 70 per cent will be required to undertake appropriate bridging units. Selection will be based on academic performance, the potential to undertake research, professional references and an interview. International applicants will be required to meet similar entry criteria. Students without prior studies in research methods and statistical data analysis will be required to undertake relevant preparatory units.

Study pathways

Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Bentley - main campus International: $84,800 No information available Yes
  • Part-time : 4 years
  • Full-time : 2 years

Further information

Curtin University course code: MR-HCOMSC. If students need more course information, they may contact the relevant areas: For the Graduate Research School, please see: For International Future Students: Curtin International, email: Tel: +61-8-9266 7331.

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