Master of Science - Psychology (By Research)

RMIT University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00122A

This program develops students' advanced research skills and contribute to evidence-based healthcare research outcomes. Current research areas are aging and chronic disease. Under expert supervision, students will develop skills and join researchers already active in: Dementia, depression and cognitive impairment in chronic disease, early-life determinants of chronic disease, hearing loss and tinnitus, postural balance and dizziness in the elderly, sleep disorders and body image and sexual issues across the lifespan. This master degree may be undertaken in a project or thesis mode.


  • The program is structured to enable students to: Complete a compulsory research methods course, receive training in research integrity and ethics, select studies in qualitative and quantitative research techniques, complete a thesis/project which demonstrates contribution to the field and the ability to communicate complex research for peers and the community to an international standard. Students are required to complete: Research integrity online modules
  • Research Methods for Biological, Medical and Health Sciences
  • Research Techniques
  • Co-curricular activities.


  • Masters research
  • Medical and health sciences
  • Qualitative research techniques
  • Quantitative research techniques
  • Research methods for biological

Standard entry requirements

  • A four-year bachelor degree with at least a credit average in the final undergraduate year
  • Or another recognised award deemed to be equivalent in character and standard to a four-year undergraduate degree, with at least a credit average in the final undergraduate year. Alternatively applicants may provide evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and experience that satisfies the Dean of the School of Graduate Research or nominee that the applicant has developed knowledge of the field of study or cognate field and the potential for research sufficient to undertake the proposed program.

Study pathways

If students excel in their master degree by research, students can continue their research in a doctorate (PhD). This involves four years of research under the supervision of a senior researcher.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Bundoora Domestic: $53,760
International: $61,440
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