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What will I learn?

The Master of Research is part of a combined set of programs that offer students a pathway into a higher degree by research from an undergraduate degree.

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.

Course description

Students in this program will develop knowledge of research methodology and techniques appropriate to their field of study, and experience in the application of such methodology by conducting a specified program of research under appropriate supervision. In addition, they will develop skills in analysing literature and engaging in debate in the substantive area of the thesis topic at an advanced level.

The Master of Research offers students the opportunity to undertake supervised research in the related discipline of their choice. 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. A Master of Research candidate will undertake supervised research with the aim of completing a major thesis that demonstrates mastery of inquiry in a field of a discipline or profession.

Aims and objectives

Upon successful completion of the Master of Research graduates will be able to:

1. Demonstrate skills to investigate, analyse, synthesise and critically evaluate current theory and knowledge in one or more disciplines

2. Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of research principles and methods and ability to apply appropriate methods to answer a research question

3. Demonstrate ability to design and conduct a coherent, independent research project and successfully execute it in a timely and self-directed manner

4. Demonstrate communication and technical skills through the presentation of a coherent and sustained argument in both verbal and written forms

5. Design, evaluate, implement, analyse, theorise and disseminate research that makes a contribution to knowledge

6. Work independently and ethically.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business and Law

CRICOS

094718F

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,800.00 (17,55,889) per year

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

Start date

28 February 2022

Venue

Swinburne University of Technology

Hawthorn Campus,

John Street,

HAWTHORN,

Victoria,

3122, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed a three-year degree with a minimum average of 65% in the final year units of study. Other relevant experience will also be taken into account in assessing your application.

For international students

To be eligible for admission into the Master of Research (MR-INTBUS) course, an applicant must have successfully completed the Bachelor of Research (Honours) (BH-INTBUS) at Swinburne with a credit average.

Students applying to the Master of Research (MR-INTBUS) will automatically be considered for a place in the Bachelor of Research (Honours) (BH-INTBUS) and do not need to apply separately for the Bachelor of Research (Honours) program.

English language requirements

International applicants must provide evidence of one of the following:

minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0 or a TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 79 (with a reading band no less than 18 and writing band no less than 20); or Pearson (PTE) 58 (no communicative skills less than 50) no longer than 24 months before submitting your application

satisfactory completion of Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%

successful completion of a total of 24 months (full time equivalent) of formal study where the language of instruction and assessment was English at AQF level 7 or above (or equivalent) at an approved university no longer than 60 months before submitting your application.

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

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