A research degree is an advanced study program that gives you an opportunity to deeply explore a topic of your choice and the expertise of their supervisors. To find an expert in your field of interest, see the Web Access Research Portal (WARP) site.
Research degree candidates are driven by naturally inquiring minds, and have a passion to solve problems and advance humanity. A research degree allows you to conduct your own, unique research, and produce new knowledge and expertise that is innovative, relevant, and enlightened.
Research degrees equip graduates with the transferable skills and attributes necessary for challenging and diverse roles in industry, government and business, as well as in research and academic organisations.
At the University of Tasmania, a research degree is a true mark of endeavour, providing you with the training and skills necessary for a career in academia and beyond.
To apply, see the Graduate Research website for application information.
A Master of Research enables individuals to expand their breadth of knowledge and expertise in their chosen discipline.
The Degree provides candidates with advanced skills to carry out independent and sustained research. Candidates will be able to demonstrate specialist knowledge in the area of their research, present the results of their research in a publishable quality and demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, research ethics and codes of practice.
Candidates will apply their skills to a range of environmental problems and develop new skill sets in the disciplines of geography and environmental studies. The degree will allow candidates to: expand their knowledge of natural and cultural values; manage and rehabilitate ecosystems; examine the social, cultural and institutional contexts in which environments are managed; and apply methods to address biodiversity conservation and sustainability.
Areas of particular research expertise within the Faculty include: biogeography, geomorphology and climatology; environmental planning and management; cultural and political geography.
At the University of Tasmania candidates are encouraged to demonstrate academic leadership, increasing independence, creativity and innovation in their research and encouraged in the acquisition of a wide range of advanced and transferable skills.
Graduates will fulfil the skill requirements in the Australian Qualification Framework for this degree and the University of Tasmania expects all graduates of a Master of Research to meet its Generic Attributes (see Learning Outcomes).
Master of Research degrees are internationally recognised research degrees.
The Master of Research is a demonstration of a graduate's ability to initiate a research project and to formulate viable research questions, to design, conduct and report independent and original research on a defined project and to demonstrate critical evaluation of scholarly literature.
As a result, Master of Research graduates have the opportunity to pursue diverse career paths, including professions in research and academia, as well as a broad spectrum of professions in the public and private sector, including: in conserving, managing, interpreting and rehabilitating natural, rural and urban environments.
Fees & scholarships
This is a full-fee course, which means you’ll need to pay the entire amount for your studies. Commonwealth supported places are not available in this postgraduate course. However, there are still support options available for eligible students to help you manage the cost of studying this course.
If you’d like to find out more about what scholarships you might be eligible for, you can take a look our research degree scholarships. You can even apply for multiple scholarships in one easy application.An important note on Youth Allowance and Austudy
Please note that enrolment in a Master by Research course means you are not eligible for student payments through Youth Allowance and Austudy.Further Information
Detailed fee information for Master by Research courses is available at our research degrees page.
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 $37,296 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).
* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.
For information about additional costs associated with undertaking a PhD at the University of Tasmania visit the Research Degrees Website
All candidates must pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), which we use to improve student services. This cost is included in international tuition fees, however domestic candidates are charged separately.
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