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Master's Students

Please note. This content is from the 2018 Research Student Handbook and should only be used as a guide. Please refer to the 2019 Research Student Handbook PDF for current information.

The admission requirements for the Master of Philosophy and the Master of Clinical Science are set out in the Academic Program Rules, located in the University's online calendar in the Adelaide Graduate Centre section.

In general, applicants may be accepted for a Master of Philosophy on the basis of the following qualifications:

  • a relevant degree of bachelor completed at distinction average or higher
  • a relevant honours degree at 2A or higher
  • a relevant master by coursework (with less than 15 University of Adelaide credit points of research) completed at a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 6.0 (Distinction level) or higher
  • a relevant master by coursework with a significant research component (normally at least 15 University of Adelaide credit points of research or equivalent), with an overall GPA of 5.00 (Credit level) or higher and a GPA of 6.00 (Distinction level) or higher in the research component.

To be eligible for entry to the Master of Clinical Science program, students must have a minimum of two years approved professional work experience, in addition to completing to a satisfactory standard one of the degrees of the University of Adelaide listed below; qualifications from other institutions will also be accepted where the program of study undertaken and the academic standard reached are accepted as equivalent by the Research Education and Development Committee:

  • the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
  • a degree of Bachelor of Nursing
  • a degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery
  • a bachelor degree in an appropriate field of study
  • a relevant master by coursework degree
  • a relevant master by research degree.
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