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Master of Physiotherapy (Research)

 

location
City campus

Max. duration
2 years full time or
4 years part time

course codes
UTS: C03059v1
CRICOS: 091974C

This course is intended for physiotherapists, or students who have completed a physiotherapy degree either at a bachelor's level or graduate-entry master's level registrable in Australia, and who wish to pursue a career in research or gain a competitive advantage in their career by completing an additional postgraduate qualification. Students gain research skills and expertise in their area of research interest, and demonstrate their outstanding academic ability and commitment to physiotherapy through the completion of the degree.

This course is intended for physiotherapists, or students who have completed a physiotherapy degree either at a bachelor's level or graduate-entry master's level registrable in Australia, and who wish to pursue a career in research or gain a competitive advantage in their career by completing an additional postgraduate qualification. Students gain research skills and expertise in their area of research interest, and demonstrate their outstanding academic ability and commitment to physiotherapy through the completion of the degree.

This course provides students with the opportunity to work with leading national and international researchers in their area of interest, and to develop and complete an original research project which contributes to knowledge. Students gain research training and skills, as well as develop extensive knowledge and expertise in an area of research. Students are supported by a strong and vibrant research culture, both within the school and the University, and have access to other researchers, a wide variety of workshops, the University library and research facilities.

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

Research Training Scheme

The majority of domestic research degree students are funded through the Research Training Scheme (RTS). Through the RTS, the Australian Government provides a quota of tuition fee exempt places for postgraduate research places to recognised universities.

If you are granted an RTS place, you are not required to pay tuition fees. However, you can still expect to pay the ongoing costs of being part of an academic environment and conducting research. In addition to ongoing costs, you may also be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Scholarships

In addition, research scholarships to the value of $35,000 are available to support living expenses for domestic students to study master's by research and doctoral programs at UTS.

Tuition fee calculations

Tuition fees and RTS load for postgraduate research degrees are charged pro-rata based on the number of days a student is enrolled in each research degree semester and whether the student is enrolled after the research census date.

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Tuition fees for international students vary between courses and range from A$19,840 to A$34,080 per year. Tuition fees for postgraduate research degrees are charged pro-rata based on the number of days a student is enrolled in each research degree session and whether the student is enrolled after the research census date.

Tuition fees for international postgraduate research students can be found using fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.

 

For this course, the cost per semester for 2017 is $14290. The expected number of semesters are 4.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

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For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' tuition fees information page.

Careers

This course is excellent preparation for students who wish to pursue doctoral research study, a career in research, or higher-level physiotherapy positions. Career options include academic appointments, expanded practice roles, advisory positions and industry roles.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
95596 Master of Physiotherapy Thesis0
Total0

Course structure explained

This course consists of one thesis subject which is undertaken for the duration of the degree.

Students are required to undertake a candidature assessment at the end of the first two sessions for full-time students and at the end of the first three sessions for part-time students. Students work closely with a principal supervisor and a supervisory panel, and are required to report on their progress each session.

Additional information

Course duration

The maximum course duration is two years of full-time or four years of part-time study. Students can complete the course in less than the maximum time.

Full time, on campus
Part time, on campus

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate research studies.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 7.0 overall with a writing score of 7.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 584-609 overall with TWE of 5.0, internet based: 94-101 overall with a writing score of 27; or AE6: Pass; or PTE: 65-72; or CAE: 185-190.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

UTS: Handbook

See the Master of Physiotherapy (Research) in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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