Masters Degree by Research

Program at a glance

Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Mode & Location: internal - ROK/MKY/BDG/EMD/GLD (according to availability of resources), external
Courses/Units of Credit: not applicable
Faculty: selected areas available in all Faculties
Entry: direct application at any time of year (more info)
Accreditation: not applicable
Residential School: not applicable
Practicum/Work placement: not applicable
Exit awards: not applicable
Interim awards: not applicable
Contact: Office of Research on 07 4923 2602
International students: International students studying in Australia must study full-time, on-campus.
CRICOS program codes: 001271B (Arts), 020808E (Applied Science), 020771B (Business), 040965D (Communication), 020532F (Engineering), 015724G (Health Science), 040964E (Informatics) and 023159J (Human Movement Science)

Program outline

The Masters Degree by Research is a program of supervised research and study leading to the submission of a thesis which makes a contribution to knowledge. The program is governed by the Rules for Masters Degrees by Research which provide details regarding all aspects of admission, progression, submission and examination of the thesis. Consultation with the Associate Dean (Research) of the appropriate faculty will assist applicants to determine eligibility for admission, to identify the proposed areas of research and to ascertain the availability of suitable supervisors.

Program structure

To complete the program, a candidate will normally study for an expected period of 2 years (full-time) or 4 years (part-time). New candidates may enrol at any time of year and continuing candidates will be re-enrolled at the beginning of each academic year. The courses in which Masters students enrol are ungraded. Candidates who may be required to complete prescribed courses will be enrolled in a separate program (CP20).

CA40 Master of Applied Science

CA40BIOSC1 Biological Sciences
CA40CHMSC1 Chemical Sciences
CA40COMSC1 Computer Science
CA40ENGRT1 Engineering & Related Tech
CA40ERTSC1 Earth Sciences
CA40HRTVT1 Horticulture and Viticulture
CA40INFMA1 Informatics
CA40INFSY1 Information Systems
CA40MATSC1 Mathematical Sciences
CA40PHAST1 Physics and Astronomy

CA45 Master of Arts

CA45COMMD1 Communication and Media Stud
CA45HUMWL1 Human Welfare Studies & Serv
CA45LANLT1 Language and Literature
CA45MARTS1 Master of Arts
CA45POLSC1 Political Science & Pol Stud
CA45STDHM1 Studies in Human Society

CA81 Master of Business

CA81BUSRS1 Business (Research)
CA81INFSY1 Information Systems
CA81MGTCM1 Management and Commerce

CA73 Master of Education

CD73CRART1 Creative Arts
CA73EDUCA1 Education

CA63 Master of Engineering

CA63ENGIN1 Engineering

CQ17 Master of Health Science

CQ17HLTSC1 Health Science
CQ17NURSG1 Nursing
CQ17PUBHL1 Public Health

CU90 Master of Human Movement Science

CU90HMSCI1 Human Movement Science

CU36 Master of Informatics

CU36INFOM1 Informatics
CU36INFOS1 Information Systems
CU36OTHIT1 Other Information Technology
CU36COMSC1 Computer Science

CU37 Master of Communication

CU37COMMU1 Communication

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Entry requirements

Completion of:

Applicants who do not satisfy any of the above criteria may be required to undertake a Masters qualifying/enabling program, normally of one year's (full-time) duration, as specified in the University's resolution on Masters qualifying programs.