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C03056v1 Master of Orthoptics (Research)

Award(s): Master of Orthoptics (Research) (MOrth(Res))
CRICOS code: 086292E
Course EFTSL: 2

Overview
Career options
Admission requirements
Applications
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Other information

Overview

This course is intended for orthoptists, or students who have completed a relevant degree, who wish to pursue a career in research or gain a competitive advantage in their career by completing an additional postgraduate qualification. Students gain research skills and expertise in their area of research interest, and demonstrate their outstanding academic ability and commitment to orthoptics through the completion of the degree.

This course provides students the opportunity to work with leading national and international researchers in their area of interest to develop and complete an original research project, which contributes to knowledge. Students gain research training and skills, as well as developing extensive knowledge and expertise in an area of research. Students are supported by a strong and vibrant research culture, both within the school and the University, and have access to other researchers, a wide variety of workshops, the University library and research facilities.

Career options

This course is excellent preparation for those students who wish to pursue doctoral research study, a career in research or higher-level orthoptics positions. Career options include academic appointments, expanded practice roles, advisory positions and industry roles.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate research studies.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 7.0 overall with a writing score of 7.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 584-609 overall with TWE of 5.0, internet based: 94-101 overall with a writing score of 27; or AE6: Pass; or PTE: 65-72; or CAE: 185-190.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Applications

Students considering this degree should submit an expression of interest in the first instance. The school provides further information and assistance with the application process.

All applicants are required to contact UTS: Orthoptics prior to applying to establish eligibility and supervisory arrangements.

Course duration and attendance

The maximum course duration is two years of full-time or four years of part-time study.

Course structure

This course consists of one thesis subject which is undertaken for the duration of the degree.

Students are required to undertake a candidature assessment at the end of the first two sessions for full-time students, and at the end of the first three sessions for part-time students. Students work closely with a principal supervisor and a supervisory panel, and are required to report on their progress each session.

Course completion requirements

95593 Master of Orthoptics Thesis 

Other information

Further information is available from:
Graduate School of Health
telephone +61 2 9514 1448
email gsh@uts.edu.au
or
Graduate Research School
telephone +61 2 9514 7196
email grs@uts.edu.au