Master of Research (By Research)

Western Sydney University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

The Master of Research aligns with degrees from around the world ensuring students will have an internationally recognised qualification that makes them competitive in their educational and career aspirations. The degree will give students global mobility in education and work aspirations; an internationally recognised qualification; an opportunity to work with leading researchers; the capacity to achieve in a research environment; advanced research training skills and knowledge. The program builds on the academic background gained in undergraduate education and welcomes students into a vibrant research culture, providing them with the necessary educational experiences and expert knowledge to enable a confident approach to PhD studies and their future career.


This degree may be obtained after 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time study. Elective units are taught across different campuses.


  • Research design
  • Research literacies
  • Research fields
  • Practices of research

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelors degree or a Masters degree (with a research component)
  • Achievement of a threshold Admission Average Mark (AAM) equal to or above the minimum of 65
  • Statement that outlines tentative research area
  • International English proficiency requirement. IELTS 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in each band) or equivalent

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Parramatta Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Further information

Professional experience may be considered for entry into the program for those with qualification older than 5 years, at the discretion of the Dean of Graduate Studies.

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