Master of Arts (By Research)

Monash University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00008C

The Master of Arts by research will allow students to undertake substantial independent research on their chosen topic while supported by a minimum of two academic supervisors. Students will produce a research thesis (or alternative approved output) which will make a contribution to the current body of knowledge on the chosen topic. Research topics are available in most areas of research strength including: Cultural Heritage; Environmental Sustainability; Interpreting Cultures; Philosophy and Bioethics; Social and Cultural Theory; Global Change and Global Security; Health, Wellbeing and Social Change; and Performance. Non-traditional research outputs can also be pursued in specialisations in Creative Writing, Music Composition, Music Performance or Theatre Performance. While undertaking research, students will be supervised by academics whose research expertise aligns with theirs. Increasingly Arts research graduates are pursuing careers on the professional job market, responding to the needs of the 21st century. Research graduates now seek skills and training for many purposes: to collaborate with other researchers, manage teams, develop research strategies, be competitive in attracting research funding, gain patents and engage people in social change.

Structure

In consultation with and under the direct supervision of academic staff, candidates carry out a program of research on an agreed topic and submit for assessment a thesis of no more than 40,000 words. Candidates also complete a coursework study and training program.

Subjects

  • Film, media and communications
  • Historical studies
  • Linguistics and applied linguistics
  • Literary and cultural studies
  • Philosophy
  • Social and political sciences
  • Theatre, performance and music

Standard entry requirements

  • One of the following minimum qualifications in a relevant discipline: a 4-year Australian or New Zealand bachelor degree with a minimum overall result of upper H2B (a mark of 65 or above) in an honours year (normally with a research component in the fourth year)
  • Or an Australian or New Zealand master preliminary qualification with a significant research component and with a minimum overall result of upper H2B (a mark of 65 or above)
  • Or an Australian or New Zealand coursework master degree with a significant research component graded at a minimum upper H2B (a mark of 65 or above), and a minimum overall result of upper H2B (a mark of 65 or above)
  • Or an Australian or New Zealand research master degree with a minimum overall result of upper H2B (a mark of 65 or above)
  • Or qualifications or experience that the Graduate Research Committee considers to be equivalent to, or a satisfactory substitute for, the above. Additional requirements may apply for some specialisations.

Study pathways

Students can choose to continue on to a PhD after completion of this course.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Caulfield International: $64,000 No information available Yes
  • Part-time : 4 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years
  • Full-time : 2 years
Clayton International: $64,000 No information available Yes
  • Part-time : 4 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years
  • Full-time : 2 years

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