Master of Osteopathic Science by Research
- Program code: MR016
- Campus: Bundoora campus
In this program, you'll do supervised osteopathic research that simultaneously contributes to the knowledge base of the profession and develops your research skills.
In most circumstances, you'll be expected to have a degree with a substantial osteopathic component. You may otherwise be required to do additional coursework.
2 years full-time
Learning and teaching
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English.
You will have access to the Learning Hub and other online and digital resources through the myRMIT student portal.
You will undertake the approved research program under the supervision of an appointed research supervisor. Successful completion involves submitting a thesis or project.
During this program you'll complete:
- Health Research Methods
- Masters Degree Thesis A
- Masters Degree Thesis B.
The following program structure(s) is an example of what students are currently studying in this program.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
Graduates will be able to apply knowledge and skills:
- with creativity and initiative in new situations and/or for further training
- with high-level personal autonomy and accountability
- in planning and executing a substantial piece of research.
You must meet the University entry requirements for this type of program.
If you satisfy the following requirements you will be eligible for selection; however, there is no guarantee that you will be selected as demand for the program varies each intake.
Program entry requirements
If you are a chiropractic graduate, you are considered on the basis of your academic performance in the last 3 years of your program.
If you are an active practitioner, you are considered on the basis of your educational background, professional activity and contribution, in addition to your past academic record.
All Master applicants must have at least one of the following:
- a first degree from RMIT with at least a credit average in the final undergraduate year
- a recognised award deemed to be equivalent in character and standard to a first degree from RMIT with at least a credit average in the final undergraduate year, or
- evidence of appropriate experience that satisfies the college/school that the applicant has developed knowledge of the field of study sufficient to undertake the proposed program.
You must include a research proposal of between 1-5 pages with your application.
Generally, a research proposal consists of:
- a title/topic
- research questions to be investigated in the context of existing research/literature in the area
- methodology/research tasks required to undertake the research
- particular needs (e.g. resources, facilities or equipment that is necessary for your proposed research program, if applicable).
Some programs require more lengthy proposals with additional elements.
How to apply
2. Check program entry requirements and confirm you're eligible.
3. Check and complete the selection tasks (if applicable) by the relevant closing date - these tasks are listed in the program entry requirements.
4. Check the application method and application closing dates.
5. Complete and submit your application.
6. Your application will then go through the research selection process.
Tuition fees vary according to each program and are adjusted annually.
If you are an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or New Zealand citizen you may be eligible for a Research Training Scheme (RTS) place where your full tuition costs are funded by the Commonwealth Government.
RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds. Learn more about RMIT research scholarships.
There may be other additional expenses and administrative fees associated with your studies.
You may be eligible to apply for a PhD program on completion of the research program.
Although RMIT endeavours to ensure the accuracy of this information, there is no guarantee it will remain accurate all year. Applicants are advised to confirm program details with the appropriate school before making an application.