Master of Research (Arts*)

Course summary

The Master of Research (Arts) will allow you to deepen your understanding of the humanities and develop your research skills.

Comprised of research and research training, you will undertake 48 credit points of research training and coursework in the first year, and complete a 48-credit point thesis in your second year.

You may choose from the following specialisations made available by the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts: History, Politics, Sociology, Indigenous Studies, Language and Linguistics, English, International Studies, Philosophy, Cultural Studies, and Science and Technology Studies.

Advanced standing may be awarded for the research training and coursework component, and will determine your entry point into this degree.

* The 'Arts' specialisation will change to 'Arts and Humanities' in 2019, subject to final approval.

Course information

Study area

Research

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

481

Duration

2 years (4 sessions) full-time, or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

091521K

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must have a Bachelor or Masters coursework degree from a recognised tertiary institution with a minimum Credit average (65% or a GPA 3.0 out of 4.0).

The Head of Postgraduate Studies for the relevant unit will approve entry into the Master of Research, based on academic results and relevant experience.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

All applicants for the Master of Research must submit a written (preferably typed) proposal as part of their application. This proposal should:

  • contain, in no more than one page, a clear description of the discipline area or project topic you wish to study in/undertake for the Master of Research 48cp thesis; and
  • conclude with a statement of your motivation for wanting to undertake the research course.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Applicants who have completed the Bachelor of Research will be eligible for 48 credit points of specified credit.


Applicants who have completed alternative end on and embedded honours programs will be assessed on a case by case basis.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$13,296 (2018)

$53,184 (2018)

Wollongong

On Campus

$13,296 (2019)

$53,184 (2019)

Exempt for the normal time limit of the course.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must have a Bachelor or Masters coursework degree from a recognised tertiary institution with a minimum Credit average (65% or a GPA 3.0 out of 4.0).

The Head of Postgraduate Studies for the relevant unit will approve entry into the Master of Research, based on academic results and relevant experience.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

All applicants for the Master of Research must submit a written (preferably typed) proposal as part of their application. This proposal should:

  • contain, in no more than one page, a clear description of the discipline area or project topic you wish to study in/undertake for the Master of Research 48cp thesis; and
  • conclude with a statement of your motivation for wanting to undertake the research course.


ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.5

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

88

18

18

18

18

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Credit (weighted average mark of 65 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.


CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Applicants who have completed the Bachelor of Research will be eligible for 48 credit points of specified credit.


Applicants who have completed alternative end on and embedded honours programs will be assessed on a case by case basis.

FEES

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$13,296 (2018)

$53,184 (2018)

Wollongong

On Campus

$13,296 (2019)

$53,184 (2019)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2017.

Applicant background

2017 intake

2017 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2017

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2018 Spring

Wollongong

Enrolment and Orientation: 16 July 2018
Session: 23 July – 15 November 2018

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 30 June 2018. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 6 July 2018. Late applications may be considered.

2019 Autumn

Wollongong

Enrolment and Orientation: 27 February 2019
Session: 4 March – 27 June 2019

Applications Close
Higher Degree Research (HDR) applications can be submitted online at any time.

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems and concepts and apply established theories to identified discipline areas.
  2. Understand, in the context of an advanced body of knowledge, recent developments in an identified discipline area.
  3. With creativity and initiative, plan a substantial piece of research using advanced knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to the identified discipline area.
  4. Communicate effectively, to a range of audiences, coherent and sustained arguments to evaluate and justify the selected research question, research design and interpretation of research results.
  5. Implement a substantial piece of research that shows mastery of, and the capacity for critical reflection on, the application of theoretical knowledge with a high level of personal autonomy, accountability and regards for conventions for research integrity, privacy and integrity issues.
  6. Disseminate research outcomes to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Course Structure

The Master of Research degree comprises both research and research training, requiring students to complete 96 credit points of subjects, as specified in the chosen area of study.

In the first year, students will do four subjects that provide a comprehensive foundation in social research methods. These subjects are: LHA 401 / LHA 901 The Writer: Critic, Analyst, Voice; LHA 402 / LHA 902 : The Researcher: People, Places, Methods; LHA 403 / LHA 903 : The Project and the Plan and a choice of one discipline specific subject from an area of study.

Research Areas

Students completing the Master of Research from the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts are able to focus their research in the following areas:

  • English
  • History
  • Politics
  • Sociology
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Language and Linguistics
  • International Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Cultural Studies
  • Science and Technology Studies
Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
Year 1
LHA 901 The Writer: Critic, Analyst, Voice 12
LHA 902 The Researcher: People, Places, Methods 12
LHA 903 The Project and the Plan 12
Plus ONE from the following:
ENGL970 Research in English 12
HIST970 Research in History 12
LANG970 Research in Languages 12
PAIS970 Research in Politics and International Studies 12
PHIL970 Research in Philosophy 12
SCTI970 Research in Critical Social Inquiry 12
Year 2
LHA 905 Master of Research Thesis (Full Time) 48
LHA 904 Master of Research Thesis (Part Time) 24

Timetables

Click on subject codes in the above table for information on sessions of offer for each subject.

To find out specific information on timetables, tutorials, and classes, visit the Timetable page

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Why choose this course

The Master of Research (Arts) degree suits those who have recently finished their undergraduate degree and are looking for the applied skills and industry recognition that comes with the Master of Research. It also suits those who are returning to study and interested in gaining extra research training on the way to a PhD.

For information regarding the University's research activity, research strengths, scholarships and services, visit UOW's Research and Innovation website. For specific information relating to research being undertaken within the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts, visit the Faculty's research pages.

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