Master of Arts (By Research)

Victoria University (VU)

The Masters Degree (Research) allows students to develop students' knowledge and skills in planning and executing a substantial piece of original research in an area that is of interest to students and to the University, industry and the community, with the assistance of an experienced research supervisory team. This degree requires students to apply an advanced body of knowledge in a range of contexts for research and scholarship and potentially as a pathway to a PhD or Professional Doctorate. It involves supervised study and research, through completion of a major research thesis in an approved thesis format for examination, as well as research training and independent study. Feedback is provided face-to-face and online by the supervisory team, and co-curricular opportunities for receiving feedback are available through activities in which students are strongly encouraged to participate, such as involvement in support and adjunct programs offered by the university or externally; collaborative publication of academic articles with supervisors and peers; presentation at academic conferences including those organised within VU for graduate researchers and staff; and other presentations to a variety of audiences.

Course Fee:

International: $43,600

Entry Requirements:

Academic achievement and preparation to a level that is sufficient to undertake masters level research demonstrated in any one or more of the following: Qualified, at minimum, for a bachelor degree at a standard considered by the University to be sufficiently meritorious (normally Distinction average in the final year); or Qualified for any other award judged by the University to be of a relevant and appropriate standard and have produced evidence of professional experience; and fulfilled any other conditions relating to prerequisite studies which the University may impose.


192 credit points.

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Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00124K

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Footscray Park No info No Part time 4 years
Footscray Park No info No Full time 2 years
St Albans No info No Part time 4 years
St Albans No info No Full time 2 years
Victoria University is the only university in Australia to use the block teaching model, which has been in operation throughout Sweden and parts of North America for more than four decades.

First-year and second-year students at Victoria University complete one subject every four weeks, are assessed, and then proceed to the next four-week unit. Immersion in each subject allows students to master it, rather than juggling four units at once. From 2020, all students will be taught in this way.

Victoria University is one of only six Australian universities to combine higher education and vocational and further education with its Victoria University Polytechnic, which is based on multiple university campuses. The Polytechnic creates pathways direct to the workforce or to university degrees.

VU College offers English language courses, pathway diplomas and courses for international students at its Melbourne and Sydney campuses as well as offshore with international education partners.

Provider CRICOS: 00124K

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