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What will I learn?

This postgraduate research degree provides an opportunity for graduates to develop their research skills, to deepen their knowledge in an selected area of study and to undertake some original, independent research. Students are supported throughout the degree by a supervisor(s) and panel of academic and industry collaborators. The degree provides students with the experience and expert knowledge needed to confidently approach PhD studies or a research career in a chosen field.

Course structure

Candidates are required to complete a thesis under the supervision of appropriate members of academic staff.

Candidates may also be required to undertake some coursework in research methods and/or theoretical knowledge in the core fields of study. During their candidature, students' progress is monitored via assessments and regular progress reports.

Candidates are also invited to participate in other research activities.


Career options vary but all graduates have the specialised knowledge and skills for enhancing their contribution to professional practice and/or further learning. The skills developed allow graduates to expand their career options, and transition into more senior roles, in particularly those with a research focus.

There is also a clear path from this degree towards doctoral studies.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$37,160.00 (20,02,155) per year
The cost per session for 2022 is AUD $18,580.

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

Start date

Expected July 2022


University of Technology Sydney - UTS

UTS Campus,

15 Broadway,


New South Wales,

2007, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For admission into most postgraduate courses, you are required to hold a recognized bachelor's degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor's degree. Your academic performance at the bachelor's level will be considered as part of your application assessment. In some instances, you may also require relevant work experience and/or research experience. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic) - 6.5 overall, writing 6.0; TOEFL (Internet-based) - 79-93 overall, writing 21; PTE (Academic) - 58-64; CAE - 176-184; AE5/AE6 (PASS) - AE5.

For international students

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate research studies.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

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


About University of Technology Sydney - UTS

UTS boasts a culturally diverse campus life and a vast range of innovative courses that prepare graduates for the workplaces of today and the future.

  • Australia’s No.1 Young University
  • Located in Sydney’s creative and digital precinct
  • Practice-based teaching and learning with an industry focus
  • More than AUD 12 million offered in scholarships and grants