Master of Arts (By Research)

Swinburne University of Technology

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 Fee:

$26,645.00

Entry Requirements:

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 applications. International applicants must provide evidence of one of the following: A 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.

Structure:

Research thesis

Subjects you can Study:

Arts

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00111D

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Higher Education Hawthorn No info Yes Full time 2 years
Higher Education Hawthorn No info Yes Part time

Swinburne is preparing students to face their future with confidence by ensuring they have the skills to adapt in a fast-changing world. Join the thousands of Swinburne graduates who have great jobs; check out our LinkedIn profile to see where our graduates are working. Employers include National Australia Bank, Telstra, IBM and ANZ Bank.

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Swinburne provides students with access to high-quality teaching, exposure to high-impact global research and active engagement with both industry and the community. Swinburne is also a pioneer in making educational opportunities accessible to a wider audience by offering a broad range of degrees online.

At Swinburne you’ll:

  • receive an education from a globally recognised university — ranked in the top 400 universities in https://www.facebook.com/swinburneuniversityoftechnology/the world by the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities
  • build employability skills through our long tradition as one of Australia’s most industry-connected universities
  • join more than 150,000 alumni around the world whose careers have benefitted from their experiences at Swinburne.

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Our courses

At Swinburne you’ll benefit from opportunities to connect with industry and engage in interdisciplinary projects in any course you undertake. Our students gain exclusive access to our huge range of industry partners. Our Industry-Based Learning program has been operating for more than 50 years. Every bachelor degree student is able to access either an industry-based placement or industry-based project.

Swinburne offers courses across a range of study levels and disciplines, from engineering, arts and business to science, design and law. You can combine learning on campus with studying part time or online, ensuring flexibility in your course.

Our teaching staff are talented individuals who bring industry experience to their teaching. They ensure your classroom experience has an applied focus rather than just offering theory-based learning.

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At Swinburne you’ll have access to facilities and technology that are used in industry and get hands-on experience that is not available to students at other universities.

Our physics students make groundbreaking discoveries; our engineering students showcase their work at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix; our film and television students win more awards at international film festivals than other university; and our design graduates are recognised as some of the nation’s best designers.

Depending on your chosen course you could:

  • access our state-of-the-art film, television and animation production facilities in their new home at our Hawthorn campus
  • create live network systems in our three state-of-the-art Cisco networking labs
  • work with students from universities in Finland, China and Chile on projects in the Swinburne Design Factory.

Professional recognition

Our business, engineering and ICT degrees are professionally accredited by leading industry organisations.


Our campuses

Life at Swinburne is about more than going to classes and studying for exams. Our campuses are vibrant communities that offer a lively and varied social experience.

Just 10 minutes from the centre of Melbourne, our main campus in Hawthorn is the hub of our teaching, research and development activities. Located in one of the city’s most attractive inner suburbs, and with a train station on campus, our Hawthorn campus offers a desirable student lifestyle. Students who wish to live on campus can choose from a residential college or independent apartment options.

Swinburne also maintains two campuses in Melbourne’s outer-eastern suburbs and established a campus in Sarawak, Malaysia, in 2000.

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Scholarships

We want you to reach your potential and achieve your life and career goals. Swinburne scholarships provide an opportunity to make your goals a reality. Scholarships are available to students in recognition of academic excellence, community service, financial hardship or the need to relocate from regional areas.

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