Master of Research
Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
The Master of Research offers students the opportunity to undertake supervised research in the related discipline of their choice, with the aim of submitting a major thesis of 20,000 words.
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.
2 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Hawthorn (Semester 1)
Course information in detail
- Course detail and course structure.
To qualify for the award of Master of Research students must satisfactorily complete 112.5 cp credit points of study and a minor thesis:
- Seven core units of study (112.5 credit points)
- One minor thesis of 20,000 words
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Course aims and objectives.
Aims and objectives
Upon successful completion of the Master of Research graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate skills to investigate, analyse, synthesise and critically evaluate current theory and knowledge in one or more disciplines
- Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of research principles and methods and ability to apply appropriate methods to answer a research question
- Demonstrate ability to design and conduct a coherent, independent research project and successfully execute it in a timely and self-directed manner
- Demonstrate communication and technical skills through the presentation of a coherent and sustained argument in both verbal and written forms
- Design, evaluate, implement, analyse, theorise and disseminate research that makes a contribution to knowledge
- Work independently and ethically.
Pathways and scholarships
- Recognition of prior learning and scholarships.
Course fees and requirements
- Fees, entry requirements and non-year 12 entry.
If you are not granted a government subsidised place, the full course fee will apply. Check your eligibility now.
To be eligible for admission into the Master of Research, an applicant must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree issued from a university approved by Swinburne. Applicants must have achieved an average of 65% across all units in the final year of their degree.