Master of Research (Social Sciences)

Course summary

The Master of Research degree comprises research and research training, requiring students to complete 96 credit points of subjects. The first year comprises 48cp of research training and coursework while the second year comprises a 48cp thesis, which is assessed by two external examiners. Academic Units may award credit for the research training and coursework component and will determine the appropriate entry point.

The following specialisations are available in the Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities: Education; Public Health; Arts and Humanities; Creative Arts.

Course information

Study area

Research, Social Sciences

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

483

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

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

Year 1 – Students enrol in the Bachelor of Research and are eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place. Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.


Year 2 – The course fee for the Master of Research will be fully paid by the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset Scheme for up to 2 years (i.e. 4 full-time semesters or part-time equivalence).

* 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.

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)

86

18

18

17

17

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.

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 2020.

Applicant background

2020 intake

2020 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 2020

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 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

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

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2021 Autumn

Wollongong

Orientation: 23 - 25 February 2021
Session: 1 March – 24 June 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 17 January 2021*
  • International Applicants: 17 January 2021*

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.

Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed for the requested session until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not available.

2021 Spring

Wollongong

Orientation: 19 July 2021
Session: 26 July – 18 November 2021

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 27 June 2021*
  • International Applicants: 27 June 2021*

*Complete applications (with all required documentation) received by these dates will receive an outcome prior to the start of session.

Applications received after these dates will continue to be assessed for the requested session until 3 weeks prior to session (international), and start of session (domestic). Late applications may be assessed for future sessions if an outcome for the requested session is not available.

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Why choose this course

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

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