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What will I learn?

The Master of Applied Arts and Humanities (Research) is a full-time or part-time course which sees you working with highly qualified researchers with strong industry connections on a research thesis or creative project. Fields you can choose to explore include: communication, journalism, creative writing, culture and heritage, industrial design, visual communication design, architecture, landscape architecture, TESOL/FLT or international studies.

You will develop a deep knowledge of recent developments in your chosen area, as you work to produce a research thesis of up to 60,000 words, or a non-traditional research output, such as a creative work or design which addresses a research question plus accompanying critical essay. This unique and flexible degree encourages multidisciplinary research that mirrors the dynamic nature of today’s professions and aims to give you a creative edge in your future career. As a Higher Degree by Research (HDR), this course is covered under the Australian Government's Research Training Program (RTP) funding model, which provides a fee offset for domestic students for the standard duration of the course.

Study a Master of Applied Arts and Humanities (Research) at UC and you will:

receive structured training in research methods
exhibit advanced knowledge of research principles and skills appropriate to one or more fields
be part of an exciting community of researchers and research students in a dynamic and diverse faculty
articulate your findings to your research and industry peers
demonstrate an ability to communicate with the community of researchers within UC and the professions to create opportunities for research cooperation.

Career opportunities

Academic
Arts policy analyst
Creative writer
Filmmaker
Digital artist
Cultural heritage professional

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Design

CRICOS

085964M

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,000.00 (15,14,332) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected May 2023

More details

Start date

1 August 2022

Venue

University of Canberra

11 Kirinari Street,

BRUCE,

Australian Capital Territory,

2617, CANBERRA, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria: 1. A completed four year sequence in psychology accredited by APAC and completed within the last 10 years 2. A GPA of 6.0 or higher in fourth year psychology honours or graduate diploma course When no GPA is given for the honours year: Non-UC graduates - hold first class psychology honours (of at least 85%)

For international students

Normal UC requirements for admission to a higher degree by research course. Applicants must have studied and/or have had work experience in the field in which they seek to carry out research: can be demonstrated by testamur or by portfolio of work demonstrating subject matter knowledge/experience.

Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0; TOEFL iBT: Overall score of 79 with: R: 13; L: 12; S: 18; W: 21; Pearson Test of Academic English: 58 with no skill score below 50; Cambridge English Scale: 176 with no sub-score below 169; Occupational English Test: No grade lower than 'C' in any of the sub-tests.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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About University of Canberra

The University of Canberra has some of the highest graduate employment rates in Australia combined with above average starting salaries.

  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide
  • Ranked among top 10 best universities in Australia
  • Work-Integrated-Learning incorporated into every degree
  • Generous scholarships for international students