Master of Applied Science (Chinese Medicine) by Research


  • Program code: MR015
  • Campus: Bundoora campus

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Please note: this program is no longer offered to commencing students; it has been replaced with MR224 Master of Science (Complementary Medicine).

In this program, you'll do extensive original research that incorporates systematic reviews, laboratory studies and clinical trials on Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture.

You'll be examining the management of clinical conditions like hay fever, insomnia, tension headaches or chronic pain.

Your research will culminate in a thesis that is externally assessed.


2 years full-time

Program structure and features

Learning and teaching

RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English.

You will have access to the Learning Hub and other online and digital resources through the myRMIT student portal.

You will undertake the approved research program under the supervision of an appointed research supervisor. Successful completion involves submitting a thesis or project.

Program structure

In this program you'll complete:

Year 1

Semester 1
  • Research Method course
  • Masters Degree Thesis A.
Semester 2
  • Masters Degree Thesis B.

Year 2

  • Masters Degree Thesis A.
Semester 2
  • Masters Degree Thesis B.

Handbook (program guide)

To see what students are currently studying and to access additional program and course information, visit the program handbook (program guide).

Industry connections

RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.


This program offers a wide range of career choices, both in Australia and overseas.

Graduates find work in academia, research and development, pharmaceutical industries, government organisations and clinical practice in specialised areas.

Entry requirements

You must meet the University entry requirements for this type of program.

If you satisfy the following requirements you will be eligible for selection; however, there is no guarantee that you will be selected as demand for the program varies each intake.

Program entry requirements

All Master applicants must have at least one of the following:

  • a first degree from RMIT with at least a credit average in the final undergraduate year
  • a recognised award deemed to be equivalent in character and standard to a first degree from RMIT with at least a credit average in the final undergraduate year, or
  • evidence of appropriate experience that satisfies the college/school that the applicant has developed knowledge of the field of study sufficient to undertake the proposed program.



Selection tasks

You must include a research proposal of between 1 and 5 pages with your application.

Generally, a research proposal consists of:

  • a title/topic
  • research questions to be investigated in the context of existing research/literature in the area
  • methodology/research tasks required to undertake the research
  • particular needs (e.g. resources, facilities or equipment that is necessary for your proposed research program, if applicable).

Some programs require more lengthy proposals with additional elements.

How to apply

1. Find a supervisor.

2. Check program entry requirements and confirm you're eligible.

3. Check and complete the selection tasks (if applicable) by the relevant closing date - these tasks are listed in the program entry requirements.

4. Check the application method and application closing dates.

5. Complete and submit your application.

6. Your application will then go through the research selection process.


Tuition fees vary according to each program and are adjusted annually.

Fee assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or New Zealand citizen you may be eligible for a Research Training Scheme (RTS) place where your full tuition costs are funded by the Commonwealth Government.

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds. Learn more about RMIT research scholarships.

Other fees

In addition to tuition fees you will also pay the Student services and amenities fee (SSAF). You may be able to defer the fee through the SA-HELP loan scheme.

There may be other additional expenses and administrative fees associated with your studies.


Learn more about pathways or if you are eligible for credit transfer and recognition of prior learning.

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Health Sciences

Contact details

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330 Swanston Street (cnr La Trobe Street)
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel. +61 3 9925 2260


School of Health Sciences
Tel. +61 3 9925 7376


Although RMIT endeavours to ensure the accuracy of this information, there is no guarantee it will remain accurate all year. Applicants are advised to confirm program details with the appropriate school before making an application.