Doctor of Clinical Science (Clinical Vision Sciences)
If you are an experienced practitioner in clinical vision science, this degree provides you with an opportunity to further develop your expertise and undertake research in professional settings. The degree offers an integrated program of one-third coursework and two-thirds research. Through a combination of core and elective subjects, you will gain knowledge and skills in designing and conducting research, literature review techniques, critical analysis and writing for publication, as well as opportunities to apply these skills in clinically-based professional projects. Your research will produce a thesis of 60,000 words of publishable quality.
The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 10.
Academic entry requirement
Australian Master's degree or Bachelors degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent and at least three years of relevant professional experience. You must also provide evidence of substantial research expertise.
English language requirement
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0
Please refer to our English Language Requirements page for details of other Accepted English Proficiency tests and additional recognised English Language Proficiency Measures, such as English as the language of instruction.
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Fees and costs
Annual tuition fee (A$)
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How to apply
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CRICOS code: 054041M