What will I learn?

This Masters by Research program sees candidates working with a Principal Supervisor, appointed by the Research Higher Degrees Sub Committee, with the approval of the School.

A minimum of 1.5 years and a maximum of 2 years (full-time equivalent), this degree is awarded on the basis of an eternally examined thesis of approximately 40,000 words.

Career opportunities

The ability to gain employment with Universities in research and teaching positions or work in professional bodies within Human Movement to engage in development and research activities associated with health, sport and physical activity.

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering, IT and Physical Sciences



Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,400.00 (US$ 20,265) per year

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

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022


Federation University Australia

Mount Helen Campus,

University Drive,



3350, BALLARAT, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicant should also have specified minimum grades (or marks) in relevant subjects. A period of work experience, following graduation, may also be required for some professional courses.

For international students

Academic Entry Requirements

To be eligible for admission as a Candidate for a Masters by research degree a person must:

have graduated with or qualified for a four year Honours Bachelor degree, or Degree with Honours, at least second class honours level, that included a dissertation demonstrating the ability to undertake research at Masters level; or
hold qualifications and/or have demonstrated skills, experience, research, or publications which are assessed as being at least equivalent to the qualifications above.

Applicants who do not meet the requirements will be required to undertake an additional programme of study equivalent to a fourth year of advanced undergraduate study and research in the relevant field.

Academic IELTS: Overall 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL iBT: 79-83 with minimums: Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18, Writing 21

Pearson (PTE): Overall 58 (no band less than 50)

Cambridge-CAE: Overall 176 (no band less than 169)

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


About Federation University Australia

Federation University enjoys 5 stars for teaching quality, student support and overall graduate experience (The Good Universities Guide 2021).

  • No.1 in Australia for teaching quality
  • Among top 2 percent of universities worldwide for education
  • No.1 in Victoria for graduate starting salary
  • Great industry connections & work-integrated learning

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