Master of Science (Research)

La Trobe University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 071897K

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

The Master's by research degree requires you to deepen your knowledge of your discipline area and develop advanced skills in the conduct of independent and sustained research. As a Master's by research candidate, you will undertake a supervised research project that culminates in the submission of a thesis for examination. Upon completion of your candidature you must demonstrate through your thesis that you have acquired an advanced and integrated understanding of a complex body of knowledge in one or more disciplines.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9 – Masters Degree by Research.

Career outcomes

Depending on your area of specialisation, this degree will allow you to pursue careers in a wide range of organisations and industries, including roles in the tech industry, the public health sector, and pharmaceutical industry. It can also serve as a pathway into a PhD.

Professional recognition

Depending on the area of research, graduates of the Master of Science may apply for membership with relevant professional bodies. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Accreditation, registration and/or membership details for this course may be found on the La Trobe University website.

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Majors

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Science
  • Biochemistry
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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
39,800 Per Year 27 Feb 2023 2 years
Full time
Bendigo Campus
Edwards Road
Bendigo Victoria 3552
Australia
39,800 Per Year 27 Feb 2023 2 years
Full time
Albury-Wodonga Campus
133 McKoy Street
Wodonga Victoria 3690
Australia
39,800 Per Year 27 Feb 2023 2 years
Full time
Mildura Campus
471 Benetook Avenue
Mildura Victoria 3500
Australia
39,800 Per Year 27 Feb 2023 2 years
Full time
La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086
Australia
39,800 Per Year 27 Feb 2023 2 years
Full time
Shepparton Campus
210 Fryers Street
Shepparton Victoria 3630
Australia

Entry criteria

The minimum academic requirement for entry to a Masters by research at La Trobe is a three year Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline completed within the last ten years with a weighted average mark in the final year of 65 or above.

(i)Entry into the Research specialisation (19) will require applicants to demonstrate equivalence of the advanced knowledge and research training that is required for completion of a research thesis only, at the level of an Australian Honours degree, with the approval of the Board of Graduate Research.

(ii) Entry into a discipline specific specialisation (1-18) via transfer from a cognate Bachelor (Honours) at

La Trobe University will require a weighted average mark of 65 or above in the final year of that course.

The following conditions must be met in order to gain admission into a Masters by research degree:

you must meet the minimum entry requirements for the degree as outlined above

the department or school in which you seek enrolment must be able to provide appropriate facilities, resources and supervision for your chosen area of research.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0

TOEFL Internet based (iBT): overall score of 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

C1 Advanced: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

Address

La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086
Australia
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