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Master of Research
Master of Research

Master of Research

  • ID:099080K
  • Level:Master's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$38,800.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$23,290.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$623.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$38,800.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$23,290.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$623.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

Entry into a research program (postgraduate study) requires completion of:

  • an honours degree, or
  • a masters degree by coursework with a research component, or
  • an equivalent qualification from an approved university.

English requirements

  • IELTS (academic module): Overall score of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL Internet: Test score of 79. Section score no less than:
    • Listening: 19
    • Speaking: 19
    • Reading: 18
    • Writing: 22
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 58-64 (with no section score less than 50)
  • University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176. No individual band less than 169.
  • VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 6): Achieved.

IELTS, TOEFL, PTE and CAE: These tests must be taken no more than two years prior to commencing your course. 

Course Information

During your masters study, you'll expand and develop specialist knowledge and demonstrate independent thought, while undertaking an original thesis.

You'll also improve your career prospects in a competitive field by highlighting your ability to research, write, manage projects, and think critically and logically.

VU Research offers supervision for masters degree programs in areas including:

  • Asian and Pacific Studies
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Post-colonial Studies
  • Social Policy
  • Sociology
  • Social Movement Studies
  • Globalisation Studies
  • Criminal Justice Studies
  • International Development.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Masters graduates are prepared for a wide range of roles in government or the public service, community and non-government organisations and media.

Our graduates often go on to work in the following areas:

  • journalism, writing or strategic communications
  • publishing
  • arts administration and management
  • government and policy work
  • community-sector professional roles
  • creative arts.

Career options with this qualification vary greatly depending on discipline. Example annual salaries for potential jobs are:

  • community arts worker: $62,556
  • journalist/writer: $67,600
  • program/project administrator: $72,124.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 623AUD/Per year

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