Course details

CRICOS course code: 046751C

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

The Master of Arts (Research) offers students the opportunity to undertake supervised research in the related discipline of their choice. Their chosen discipline may include, for example, cultural studies, human society, media and communications, philosophy, politics, psychology or statistics.

Candidates develop a range of skills, including independent thinking, project management, data analysis and critical thinking, as well as refined communication skills.

The program fosters the development of independent research skills, making it ideal preparation for those looking to undertake further research through a PhD program and/or pursue a career in research.

Course description

As a Master of Arts (Research) candidate, you will undertake supervised research with the aim of completing a major thesis that demonstrates mastery of inquiry in a field of a discipline or profession.

This program is suited to applicants who:

are interested in a career in research

have a genuine passion for research of a particular field

have a naturally inquiring mind and a desire to know more

are interested in undertaking a PhD program in the future

wish to gain an internationally recognised qualification

want to enhance their research education and/or employment opportunities.

Aims and objectives

As a student in this program you will develop knowledge of research methodology and techniques appropriate to your field of study, and experience in the application of such methodology by conducting a specified program of research under appropriate supervision. In addition, you will develop skills in analysing literature and engaging in debate in the substantive area of the thesis topic at an advanced level.

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Majors

  • Education
  • Politics and History
  • Philosophy
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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
31,720 Per Year Sep 2022
Oct 2022
Nov 2022
2 years
Full time
Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn Campus
John Street
Melbourne Victoria 3122
Australia

Entry criteria

Students must have completed a three-year degree with a minimum average of 65% in the final year units of study. Other relevant experience will also be taken into account in assessing your application.

English language requirements

International applicants must provide evidence of one of the following:

minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0 or a TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 79 (with a reading band no less than 18 and writing band no less than 20); or Pearson (PTE) 58 (no communicative skills less than 50) no longer than 24 months before submitting your application

satisfactory completion of Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%

successful completion of a total of 24 months (full time equivalent) of formal study where the language of instruction and assessment was English at AQF level 7 or above (or equivalent) at an approved university no longer than 60 months before submitting your application.

Address

Swinburne University of Technology
Hawthorn Campus
John Street
Melbourne Victoria 3122
Australia
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