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Master of Science by Research (Health Sciences)

Where will your degree take you?

In Australia, scientific research is mainly supported by businesses, governments, and universities. The Australian Government in particular supports science-based research and development by funding universities, research organisations, or via competitive research grants. Considering the Australian Government’s expenditure, it’s primary research and development focus is in the medical, health sciences, information and computing science, and engineering sectors. 

Bond’s Master of Science by Research (Health Sciences) provides graduates with research expertise for careers in the university, industry, or research sectors.


Health and medicine

Depending on your area of research, graduates of the Master of Science by Research (Health Sciences), may seek employment in general health and medicine roles:

  • Biologist
  • Clinician
  • Clinical trial coordinator
  • Geneticist
  • Immunologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Medicinal chemist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Biomedical scientist
  • Clinical scientist
  • Health professional
  • Medical specialist
  • Epidemiologist

Research and academia

 To progress to potential career options in research organisations or academia, you will need to progress to further postgraduate study. You could work in both public and private sectors across the fascinating field of research or academic teaching. 


Graduates of this program may look for work in community-based roles including:

  • Policy advisor
  • Health promotion
  • Public health officer
  • Community health officer
  • Rehabilitation specialist
  • Food technologist

Management and data

If you are data-driven, the following roles may interest you:

  • Data analyst
  • Project manager
  • Informatics analyst
  • Data scientist / statistician

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge, skills and abilities that will be achieved on completion of the program. These outcomes will help you determine whether this program aligns with your professional pathway, career and learning goals.

Career readiness

A day in the life of a research student

Master of Science by Research (Health Sciences) candidate Neil Josen Delos Reyes shares an insight into life as a research student.

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How I secured work experience during my undergraduate degree

There's more to becoming a well-rounded professional than just studying. Here's what I learned by pursuing work experience during my degree at Bond.

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Further study options

Further study options

The Master of Science by Research (Health Sciences) graduates may wish to continue their studies with a Doctor of Philosophy (Health Sciences & Medicine) program.