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What will I learn?

The Master of Research is a program of independent, supervised research that can be taken in any discipline for which appropriate supervision is available and is assessed solely on the basis of a thesis.

The Master of Research is a highly flexible course that mirrors the structure and breadth of the Master of Philosophy.

The Master of Research (MRes) is designed as a two-year course of study to broaden options for Honours students who wish to expand their research output, but who have been unsure about transitioning straight from Honours to PhD. The first year of the course comprises the Honours year, and students who are admitted to the MRes proceed directly from the Honours year into the second year of the MRes. Students do not take out the award of Honours but graduate with a Master’s degree on completion of the MRes.

This course is focus on Economics and Commerce.

Career Pathways

PhD opportunities available.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

CRICOS

097188C

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$40,100.00 (21,46,681) per year

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

Start date

28 February 2022

Venue

The University of Western Australia (UWA)

Crawley Campus,

35 Stirling Highway,

CRAWLEY,

Western Australia,

6009, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

By progression from any Honours course at UWA, where the applicant has maintained a weighted average mark of more than 70%

For international students

To be admitted to the Master of Research (MRes), a student must have: Completed the requirements of an end-on Honours degree at this University or another Australian tertiary institution recognised by the Board of the Graduate Research School with a weighted average mark of at least 70%, but not had the degree conferred. The Master of Research is not directly available for students undertaking the Bachelor of Philosophy (Hons) at UWA.

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; GCE A-level - Minimum grade E in English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature. IELTS - Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules); International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) - English A1 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English A2 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English B at HL - Minimum score 5; PTE - An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections. TOEFL (paper-based) 570 with a Test of Written English (TWE) of no less than 4.5; Scholarship applicants require 580, with 45 in the Test of Spoken English (TSE) and 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE); IBT TOEFL (Internet-based test score) - 82 with 22 for writing, 20 for speaking, 20 for listening, and 18 for reading

The deadline for Master of Research applications is 1 November 2019. No late applications will be accepted.

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • The Australian National University
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About The University of Western Australia (UWA)

UWA is the only Western Australian university ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide.

  • World-top 100 university - QS World University Rankings 2021
  • 5-stars for teaching quality (Good Universities Guide 2020)
  • A proud member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight
  • 11 subject areas in world’s top 50 QS Rankings 2020