Centre for Rural Health

Prospective Students

Resilience in transition, health service volunteering and undergraduate rural placements are just a few of the research topics that have captured the imaginations of the rural health research higher degree students. Our Master of Medical Science and PhD candidates are enrolled either full or part-time through the CRH. They have diverse backgrounds including nursing, medicine, pharmacy, teaching and project management, a diversity that reflects the multidisciplinary nature of rural health.

The decision to commence further study is an important one and this page provides information to help you with this process.


The Rural Health Graduate Research Program website offers more specific information about our program. Our supervisors are drawn from the Centre for Rural Health and the Rural Clinical School. We have a diverse range of research interests but rural health is the common thread.

Study Support

The Centre for Rural Health has its own Student Support Program for its Masters by Research and PhD students. This program is linked to the central University Support Program which is also available to you.

You will also have access to our professional development workshops that run throughout the year.

There are two 2-day research schools run during the year that you will be expected to attend. At these schools you will have the opportunity to discuss your research with staff and students, give and receive constructive feedback, participate in debates and learn from the experts in the "Master class" series.

Developing study and research skills

If you are not quite ready to enrol in a PhD or Masters by Research you may want to think about participating in our Masters Preliminary program.

The program will help you to develop your research and study skills through a range of supervised learning activities that will be negotiated between you and the Graduate Research Coordinator at Quynh.Le@utas.edu.au.

There is a range of scholarships available to support your studies. In addition Rural Health offers bursaries to assist practicing rural health professional undertake Masters Preliminary study. These are offered subject to available funds.

General Information

The University Graduate Research website contains information on areas such as: