What will I learn?

The Masters by research degree requires you to deepen your knowledge of your discipline area and develop advanced skills in the conduct of independent and sustained research. As a Masters by research candidate, you will undertake a supervised research project that culminates in the submission of a creative output (exhibition) and a thesis for examination.

Upon completion of your candidature you must demonstrate through your creative output and thesis that you have acquired an advanced and integrated understanding of a complex body of knowledge in one or more disciplines.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9 – Masters Degree by Research.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Visual Arts by research will be prepared for a career in academic research, higher education, industry, and the community sectors. Completion of this degree can also provide you with opportunities for further study in a more specialised field, or as a pathway into a PhD.

Accreditation, registration and/or membership details for this course may be found on the La Trobe University website.

Which department am I in?

Department of Arts and Humanities

CRICOS

055102F

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,800.00 (US$ 23,016) per year

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

Application deadline

18 February 2022

More details

Start date

28 February 2022, 18 July 2022

Venue

Bendigo Campus

Edwards Road,

BENDIGO,

Victoria,

3552, BENDIGO, Australia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,800.00 (US$ 23,016) per year

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

Application deadline

18 February 2022

More details

Start date

28 February 2022, 18 July 2022

Venue

Mildura Campus

471 Benetook Avenue,

MILDURA,

Victoria,

3500, MILDURA, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have an an Australian Bachelor's degree or an approved international equivalent qualification. IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0, TOEFL Internet based (iBT): overall score of 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing. Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50. C1 Advanced: 176 with no less than 169 in any component. C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For international students

In order to apply for Master's by research candidature, you will normally require either:
a) the satisfactory completion of an Australian Bachelor's degree with an honours year with at least an H2A result in the relevant discipline; OR
b) qualification of La Trobe University or a recognised tertiary institution which is deemed by the Board of Graduate Research to be equivalent to the qualification specified in (a) above; OR
c) a Bachelor's degree without strengthened by additional qualifications or the demonstrated possession of research skills or publications of an especially meritorious nature, approved by the Board of Graduate Research as an acceptable basis for admission to candidature. Some additional preliminary studies may need to be undertaken.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0

TOEFL Internet based (iBT): overall score of 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

C1 Advanced: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

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

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