The Master of Applied Science (MappSc) at the Faculty of Health Sciences provides candidates with the opportunity to undertake in-depth study in a specialised area, while enjoying an independent style of learning and freedom of expression in academic enquiry. On completion of the master’s degree, students may apply to continue on to obtain a PhD.
Studying for a MAppSc is a unique opportunity for students to advance their knowledge, develop and prove their ability, and expand their career prospects.
The MAppSc appeals to people for a variety of reasons. Candidates may want to: - investigate ideas and areas that are currently unknown - extend on an interest in research fostered through previous study - demonstrate capacity for applying sustained effort and intellectual rigor to a complex issue - develop clinical-based evidence to inform their practice - differentiate themselves and receive professional parity with clinical peers - learn from research leaders in their field - career advancement - a MAppSc can assist career progression, particularly in industrial research, government, and developmental organisations.
Graduates of the MAppSc have the opportunity to pursue diverse career options, and it may surprise potential candidates that only 10% of people with research degrees in health sciences go on to work in academia.