Master of Arts (By Research)

Federation University

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.

Course Fee:

Australian: $40,650
International: $43,650

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

Related Careers:

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

Federation University Australia is a modern, progressive university providing high-quality vocational and higher education across a national and international network of campuses.

With a distinguished history dating back to 1870, we are the third-oldest higher education provider in Australia.

Our aim is to make a real difference to the lives of every student as well as the communities we help build and are proud to be part of.

As a dual-sector university, we deliver a wide range of programs through higher education and TAFE, so you can find the right pathway to career success.

Our campuses are closely connected with local communities — providing more options for work-based learning and graduate employment — further enhancing our university regions.

Join our diverse community of 25,000 students, and gain access to networks across our campuses in Victoria (Ballarat, Berwick, Gippsland and the Wimmera), Brisbane, and with partner providers in Australia, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, China and Malaysia.

Our areas of study are categorised into seven broad fields – education, business, engineering, information technology, arts, nursing and health and life sciences. Choose a topic of interest in any field — from primary education, criminal justice, visual arts and accounting to civil engineering, games development, occupational therapy, sports science and psychology.

With such a wide range of options available, you’ll have the ability to explore your passions and shape who you are to influence your future.

Research conducted at Federation University is world-class. Under the Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) rankings, we have achieved the highest possible five-out-of-five rating in seven research areas:

  • Nursing
  • Human movement and sports science
  • Environmental sciences
  • Applied mathematics
  • Clinical sciences
  • Civil engineering
  • Environmental science and management

A further 11 research areas are ranked above or equal to world standard.

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Tech Park Central gives our students access to invaluable workplace experience in global organisations. It also helps foster international research collaborations focused on solving real-world problems and making a difference in people’s lives.

Our students have the opportunity to stay on campus with a range of residential options. Other features of our campuses include cafes, art galleries, an indoor swimming pool and gym, childcare facilities, and range of events and clubs.

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