Master of Arts (By Research)

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00103D

This Masters by Research program sees candidates working with a Principal Supervisor, appointed by the Research Higher Degrees Sub Committee, with the approval of the School. A minimum of 1.5 years and a maximum of 2 years (full-time equivalent), this degree is awarded on the basis of an eternally examined thesis of approximately 40,000 words. Completion of this Higher Degree by Research will provide students with the foundation, knowledge and skills to: make contributions to knowledge; undertake independent research; effectively communicate and report on findings to a range of different audiences; demonstrate intellectual and professional integrity; and display a range of generic skills applicable to future research and employment.

Designed for

Students seeking a deeper understanding of their area of interest

Structure

A minimum of 1.5 years and a maximum of 2 years (full-time equivalent), this degree is awarded on the basis of an eternally examined thesis of approximately 40,000 words. Students are allocated principal and associate supervisors who guide, advise, consult and provide feedback on the candidate's research progress. These supervisors, in conjunction with the candidate, will develop and expand the original proposal and decide upon an appropriate meetings schedule for discussion and feedback to occur throughout the duration of the candidature.

Subjects

  • History
  • Literature
  • Social sciences

Standard entry requirements

  • To be eligible for admission a person must: have graduated with or qualified for a 4 year Honours Bachelor degree, or Degree with Honours, at least second class honours level, that included a dissertation demonstrating the ability to undertake research at Masters level
  • Or hold qualifications and/or have demonstrated skills, experience, research, or publications which are assessed as being at least equivalent to the qualifications above. Applicants who do not meet the requirements will be required to undertake an additional program of study equivalent to a 4th year of advanced undergraduate study and research in the relevant field.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Mount Helen (Ballarat) Domestic: $40,650
International: $43,650
No information available Yes
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Part-time : 3 years
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
Gippsland (Churchill) Domestic: $40,650
International: $43,650
No information available Yes
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Part-time : 3 years
  • Online/Off-campus

Further information

Graduates would be able to seek employment in the research and academic fields.

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