Postgraduate

Master of Research

Wherever your area of interest lies, the Master of Research will allow you to delve deeply into your subject and perhaps lead to PhD scholarship.

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead. 

Stand out from the crowd with a qualification from one of Australia’s leading institutions. 

Develop and form relationships with industry leaders. 

Career Pathways

PhD opportunities available.
PhD opportunities available.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Scholarships

Postgraduate scholarships support UWA's position as one of Australia's leading research-intensive universities and the premier research institution in WA.

Research Training Program

Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents are exempt from paying a contribution toward the cost of their research courses if UWA provides them with a Research Training Program place. This exemption applies for up to four years full-time equivalent study for a doctorate by research and two years full-time equivalent study for a master's by research. The RTP is a performance-based funding scheme administered by the Federal Department of Education and Training.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Higher degree by research – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2019
$68,400.00
Total Course Fee - 2020
$92,800.00

Scholarships

Postgraduate scholarships support UWA's position as one of Australia's leading research-intensive universities and the premier research institution in WA.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

. By progression from any Honours course at UWA, where the applicant has maintained a weighted average mark of more than 70%.
Admission requirements

Master of Research Admissions

To be admitted to the Master of Research (MRes), a student must have:

  1. Completed the requirements of an end-on Honours degree at this University or another Australian tertiary institution recognised by the Board of the Graduate Research School with a weighted average mark of at least 70%, but not had the degree conferred. The Master of Research is not directly available for students undertaking the Bachelor of Philosophy (Hons) at UWA. Students in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Hons) interested in the MRes should consult the BPhil Coordinator.
Admission requirements

To be admitted to the Master of Research (MRes), a student must have:

  1. Completed the requirements of an end-on Honours degree at this University or another Australian tertiary institution recognised by the Board of the Graduate Research School with a weighted average mark of at least 70%, but not had the degree conferred. The Master of Research is not directly available for students undertaking the Bachelor of Philosophy (Hons) at UWA. Students in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Hons) interested in the MRes should consult the BPhil Coordinator.
  2. Demonstrated the ability to undertake research through the production of an Honours thesis that is assessed as being at Honours 1 or 2A standard.
  3. Submitted and had approved by the Board of the Graduate Research School a Research Proposal comprising the abstract and literature review from the Honours thesis for UWA students, or the whole draft Honours thesis (and copies of any ethics approval notifications, if relevant) for students from other universities, plus a description of the proposed supervision arrangements, resourcing and additional research to be carried out during the master’s year.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the University’s English language requirements to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps below and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

The Master of Research is a program of independent, supervised research that can be taken in any discipline for which appropriate supervision is available and is assessed solely on the basis of a thesis.

About the course

The Master of Research is a highly flexible course that mirrors the structure and breadth of the Master of Philosophy.
Master of Research

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
Attendance
  • Full-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Weekly contact time
  • Full-time students are expected to spend at least 30 hours per week on their research throughout the year. Part-time students are expected to spend at least 15 hours per week on their research throughout the year.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 00720
CRICOS code
  • 097178E, 097179D, 097180M, 097181K, 097182J, 097183G, 097184G, 097185F, 097186E, 097187D, 097188C, 097189B, 097190J, 097191G, 097192G, 097193F, 097194E, 097195D, 097196C, 097197B, 097198A, 097199M, 097200A
Master of Research
Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
Attendance
  • Full-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Weekly contact time
  • Full-time students are expected to spend at least 30 hours per week on their research throughout the year. Part-time students are expected to spend at least 15 hours per week on their research throughout the year.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 00720
CRICOS code
  • 097178E, 097179D, 097180M, 097181K, 097182J, 097183G, 097184G, 097185F, 097186E, 097187D, 097188C, 097189B, 097190J, 097191G, 097192G, 097193F, 097194E, 097195D, 097196C, 097197B, 097198A, 097199M, 097200A
Full time/part time duration
  • 2 years
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Research

Application date

The deadline for Master of Research applications is 30 October 2020. No late applications will be accepted.