What will I learn?

The Master of Arts (Research) in Humanities and Social Sciences provides an opportunity for graduates to develop their research skills, deepen their knowledge in an area of the social sciences or humanities and undertake some original research. The degree is awarded to candidates who, through original investigation, make a distinct and significant contribution to knowledge in their field of specialisation.

Course structure

This research degree is undertaken wholly or mainly by thesis. A master's thesis is normally a work of 30,000 - 40,000 words.

While the usual master's thesis is written in dissertation style, candidates may, if they wish, illustrate their argument by submitting creative work together with a written dissertation. The non-traditional material is considered a minor component of the thesis and is equivalent to a maximum of 15,000 words. Applicants should contact the research degrees administrator for further information about non-traditional formats for thesis presentation.

The Master of Arts (Research) in Humanities and Social Sciences is structured in three phases. Phase 1 involves the development of a number of advanced research skills and capabilities. At the beginning of the program, students negotiate a master's study plan with their supervisor. This plan makes explicit the kinds of support each student requires. A formal master's assessment is undertaken at the end of Phase 1 in which the candidates present a full proposal for assessment, which is a prerequisite for entering Phase 2.

Careers

The research degree offered is especially valuable for those wishing to pursue an academic career, a career in research or an advanced level of professional practice.

Which department am I in?

UTS: Communication

CRICOS

014624G

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$26,900.00 (US$ 18,768) per year
Fee per session: AUD $13,450

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

Start date

1 July 2019

Venue

University of Technology Sydney - UTS

UTS Campus,

15 Broadway,

ULTIMO,

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.

Selection criteria also include the quality of the research proposal, the faculty's ability to offer appropriate supervision in the applicant's chosen field, and, where necessary, demonstration of generic technical skills.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 7.0 overall with a writing score of 7.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 584-609 overall with TWE of 5.0, internet based: 94-101 overall with a writing score of 27; or AE6: Pass; or PTE: 65-72; or CAE: 185-190.

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

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