A Master of Research is a course of supervised research and professional development conducted over 1-2 years (full-time) or 2-4 years (part-time), culminating in the examination of a thesis or creative equivalent, by at least two external examiners.
Master of Research Candidature is structured around a series of milestones:
- Draft Research Plan submitted at 3 months equivalent full time enrolment
- Confirmation of Candidature by 12 months equivalent full time enrolment
- Thesis or creative equivalent submission for examination no later than 24 months equivalent full time enrolment
Master of Research Candidates are concurrently enrolled in a Graduate Certificate in Research designed to provide you with a range of training activities and career development opportunities that assist in developing high-level research, communication and management skills. The skills obtained will give you an edge with future employment opportunities.
The University also offers candidate opportunities to engage in research seminars, present at conferences and participate in skill development workshops.
The campus of study will vary depending on the location of the candidate, the supervisor and the research field.
Fees & scholarships
Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.
Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).
Domestic students enrolled in certain postgraduate coursework programs may not be eligible for student payments through Youth Allowance and Austudy. Visit the Department of Social Services website to find out more about eligibility for Centrelink support and the list of eligible courses
2023 Total Course Fee (international students): TBA *.
Course cost based on a rate of $34,064 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).
* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.
For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.
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