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RMIT University

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Master of Science (Complementary Medicine)

  • Masters (Coursework)

Contribute to new developments in allied and complementary health therapies.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Course Code
MR224, 079826E
Study Mode
In person
International Fees
$30,720 per year / $61,440 total

About this course

Develop your research skills and contribute to new developments in allied and complementary health therapies.

Under expert supervision, you will develop your skills and join researchers already active in traditional and complementary medicine. Emphasis will be on research into evidence-based healthcare and clarifying how these therapies may work.

The School of Health and Biomedical Sciences conducts research in the area of ageing and chronic disease, including:

  • metabolic diseases: obesity, type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease
  • respiratory and sleep disorders
  • neurodegenerative and musculoskeletal diseases and pain management
  • drug discovery from traditional medicine
  • physical therapies
  • public health and health service research.

Research is undertaken in a strongly multi-disciplinary environment that brings clinical and basic researchers together to undertake novel research at the boundaries between disciplines.

In the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia assessment, complementary and alternative medicine at RMIT was ranked as world class.

Entry requirements

The minimum requirements for admission to a master by research program are:

  • a bachelor degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant discipline awarded with honours. The degree should include a research component comprised of a thesis, other research projects or research methodology courses that constitute at least 25% of a full-time academic year (or part-time equivalent). The applicant must have achieved at least a credit average in the final year; or
  • evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and/or experience that satisfies the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Training and Development 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.

At RMIT a grade of credit represents academic achievement of 60% or higher.

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Career pathways

A masters degree will provide you with a foundation for further studies into a PhD and employment in senior leadership and management research-based positions in a variety of government, non-government and corporate organisations.