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What will I learn?

advanced knowledge of research methods relevant to your field
theoretical knowledge and ability to reflect on critical theory
cognitive, technical and creative skills to:

investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems and theories
apply established theories to different practice or bodies of knowledge
generate and evaluate ideas and concepts
use and evaluate research and research methods
present coherent and sustained arguments, disseminating research results to different audiences
design, evaluate, implement, analyse, theorise and disseminate research that contributes to knowledge and practice.

As a graduate, you will be able to demonstrate your knowledge and skills:

with creativity and initiative in new situations
with high-level autonomy and accountability
to plan and complete substantial research.

The Master of Design may be undertaken in a project or thesis mode, a decision made in consultation with your supervisor.

Career

Completion of the Master of Design will provide you with a foundation for study at PhD level. It will also enable you to pursue employment in senior leadership positions, or research-based roles within government, non-government and corporate sectors.

Which department am I in?

College of Design and Social Context

CRICOS

099062A

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,520.00 (19,01,499) per year

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

Start date

1 November 2021

Venue

RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

Melbourne City Campus,

124 La Trobe Street,

MELBOURNE,

Victoria,

3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

The minimum requirements for admission to a master by research program are:

a bachelor degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant discipline awarded with honours. The degree should include a research component comprised of a thesis, other research projects or research methodology courses that constitute at least 25% of a full-time academic year (or part-time equivalent). The applicant must have achieved at least a credit average in the final year; or
evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and/or experience that satisfies the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Training and Development or nominee that the applicant has developed knowledge of the field of study or cognate field and the potential for research sufficient to undertake the proposed program.

At RMIT a grade of credit represents academic achievement of 60% or higher.

English language requirements

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

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

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About RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

RMIT University has obtained a 5-Star QS ranking for excellence in higher education.

  • Ranked 21st globally for universities less than 50 years old
  • 15th highest-ranked university in Australia
  • 8th in Australia for graduate employability
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