Master of Research

Domestic

COURSE SNAPSHOT

Local
Delivery Mode On campus
Location Parramatta (elective units are taught across different campuses)
Duration 2F / 4P
Intake Information January and July
Credit Points

160 credit points:

- 80 credit points coursework
- 80 credit points higher degree research

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed a Bachelors degree or a Masters degree. Achievement of a threshold Admission Average Mark (AAM) equal to or above the minimum of 65 is also required.

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

Course Code 8083.1
Fee Information Year 1: Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP)

Local Course Fees (opens in a new window)


Year 2: Research Training Scheme (Tuition fees do not apply)
Research Degree Fees (opens in a new window)
Scholarships All full time domestic students are eligible for a scholarship.

Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

International

COURSE SNAPSHOT

International
Delivery Mode On campus
Location Parramatta (elective units are taught across different campuses)
Duration

2F

Intake Information January and July
Credit Points

160 credit points:

- 80 credit points coursework
- 80 credit points higher degree research

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher, in any discipline with a credit average or above.
 
International English proficiency requirement
IELTS 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in each band) or equivalent

CRICOS Code

Master of Research (HC) [CRICOS Code 085507C]

Master of Research (LC) [CRICOS Code 085508B] 

Fee Information Tuition Fees apply

International Course Fees (opens in a new window)

Scholarships International students who achieve academic excellence are eligible for a PhD fee waiver

Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

Details

Western Sydney University is transforming research education by developing a frontier research training program. The Master of Research aligns with degrees from around the world ensuring you will have an internationally recognised qualification that makes you competitive in your educational and career aspirations.

The Master of Research will give you:

  • Global mobility in education and work aspirations
  • An internationally recognised qualification
  • Opportunity to work with leading researchers
  • Capacity to achieve in a research environment
  • Advanced research training skills and knowledge

The Master of Research program builds on the academic background gained in your undergraduate education and welcomes you into a vibrant research culture, providing you with the necessary educational experiences and expert knowledge to enable a confident approach to PhD studies and your future career.

The Master of Research degree is completed in 2 years full-time, or part-time equivalent.

For more information about available units and timetabling, refer to the Handbook.(opens in a new window)

Units

First year is comprised of advanced Bachelor level studies exposing students to comprehensive research methodology and advanced disciplinary coursework. Students will develop a research proposal, improve their academic literacy skills and engage with issues associated with research ethics and integrity. In the second year students will undertake a supervised year of higher degree research and produce a Masters thesis. The second year also includes a series of workshops and seminars designed to enhance students' research and professional capabilities.

For domestic students, this program attracts Australian Government funding, packaged as a Bachelor of Research Studies/Master of Research to meet regulations.

In Year 1, domestic students are enrolled in the Bachelor of Research Studies as a Commonwealth supported student and are liable for student contribution amounts which can be deferred through the HECS-HELP scheme if they are eligible. In Year 2, domestic students are enrolled in the Master of Research.

Access information about the units (subjects) you will complete as well as important admission information:

Review the Course Admission and Subject Information

Career opportunities for the Master of Research

The Master of Research has been developed as a pathway to PhD study, providing an innovative research training framework to equip you with analytical, research and communication skills, making you highly competitive for careers in:

Industry and Business

Research assistant, consumer and social research, public relations, publishing, personnel work, training, marketing, human resources.

Community and Non-Profit Organisations

Administration, overseas aid and development agencies, social research, policy development, lobbying.

Government

Policy development and analysis, general administration, social research.

PhD study

Research assistant work, university teaching. After completion of your PhD you will be able to pursue postdoctoral or lectureship positions.

Frequently Asked Questions

We are excited about the interest around our new Master of Research degree and have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions to help answer some of the most common enquiries.

Further enquiries

For more information or advice about applying to study the Master of Research, contact the Graduate Research School at grs.mres@westernsydney.edu.au.