Master of Arts - History, Literature, Social Sciences (By Research)

Federation University Australia

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.

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.

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 you can Study:

History; Literature; Social sciences

Further information:

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

Who for:

Students seeking a deeper understanding of their area of interest

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00103D

Related Careers:

Historian, Sociologist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Gippsland (Churchill) No info Yes Online
Gippsland (Churchill) No info Yes
Gippsland (Churchill) No info Yes Full time 1.5 years
Gippsland (Churchill) No info Yes Part time 3 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info Yes
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info Yes Full time 1.5 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info Yes Part time 3 years

Federation University Australia (FedUni) is one of the country’s leading universities, with an enviable reputation for teaching excellence and graduate employment rates.

Headquartered in regional Victoria, with campuses in Ballarat, Gippsland, the Wimmera and Berwick in Melbourne, FedUni’s standing is based on nearly 150 years of education delivery.

A new Berwick Campus caters for the growing south-east Melbourne area, while a new Brisbane Campus and student support centre in Malaysia cater to the international student market.

FedUni embraces the freedom and dynamism that come from being a progressive university with close links to industry, business, communities and technology.

It is also recognised as a welcoming and friendly university, with students drawn from regional centres and metropolitan cities as well as from overseas.

Known for its supportive, inclusive environment, FedUni offers affordable study options (including online), learning assistance to help you stay at uni, small class sizes, friendly staff and accessible academic support. We are also one of few universities that offer free on-campus parking for students.

Our students have the opportunity to stay on campus with a range of residential options. The university places great emphasis on the quality of its teaching and learning, the student experience, and importantly, employability once you have graduated.

As a dual-sector university, we deliver a range of programs through higher education and TAFE, and have the ability to find the right pathway for your success.

Facilities such as the Nanya Environmental Research Station in western New South Wales and the Manufacturing and Industry Skills Centre in central Ballarat anchor the range of programs that FedUni delivers.

The university’s Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) is recognised as Australia’s premier sports injury prevention research centre. It is one of only four such centres worldwide to be selected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as a member of the IOC Medical Research Network.

FedUni also hosts Australia’s largest regional technology park — accommodating more than 30 companies, including its signature tenant, IBM — where FedUni IT students are engaged in the ‘earn as you learn’ program, earning a wage as part of their studies.

The University’s Arts Academy in Ballarat and the Gippsland Centre for Art and Design are a major provider of performing arts, music theatre and art programs.

The University is constantly adding to its list of programs and courses across its faculties and campuses, with criminology, outdoor environmental education and the nation’s first nature pedagogy course among more recent offerings.

The University’s Gippsland campus offers a range of exciting programs. An easy drive from Melbourne and located within easy walking distance of the town of Churchill, it offers the benefits of a regional lifestyle with city access.

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Other features of our campuses include art galleries, an indoor swimming pool and gym, a golf course and childcare facilities. 

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info@federation.edu.au 
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