Postgraduate

Master of Studies

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Student Central

The University of Western Australia (M355), 35 Stirling Highway, Perth, Western Australia 6009

Telephone

131 UWA (131 892)

International

(+61 8) 6488 1000

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8.30am - 5pm AWST, Monday - Friday

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Careers and further study

Explore the career opportunities available to you.

Career Pathways

Graduates are well prepared for careers that require interdisciplinary expertise. Career outcomes vary depending on your selected academic and professional pathway.
Graduates are well prepared for careers that require interdisciplinary expertise. Career outcomes vary depending on your selected academic and professional pathway.

Further Study

Following the successful completion of your degree, you may choose to enrol into the PhD or Doctor of Education depending on the units selected and research training included.
Following the successful completion of your degree, you may choose to enrol into the PhD or Doctor of Education depending on the units selected and research training included.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course.

Domestic Student Fees

Indicative annual course fee
2024
Full-Fee Paying Place $34,200.00

Eligible Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) students can use the HECS-HELP loan program to pay their tuition fees. For Full-Fee Paying (FFP) places, students are charged an annual course fee.

Find out more information about tuition fees, or visit the fee calculator for a more accurate cost.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

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 Student Fees

Indicative first year fee
2024
$43,400.00

Find out more about tuition fees or visit the fee calculator for the estimated total course fee.

Note, tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to increase up to 7.5 per cent per annum.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

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

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

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

Minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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Course details

This course is designed for graduates who have interdisciplinary personal, academic and/or professional interests and who want to pursue those interests through postgraduate study.

About the course

The course provides you with the opportunity to select a unique combination of postgraduate units to achieve your academic, professional and/or personal goals. Many of the world's major problems and areas of cutting-edge research are multidisciplinary and this course enables you to draw on a broad range of postgraduate units offered by different schools and faculties across the University.
Master of Studies

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Depends on specific units selected and may vary.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 00500
CRICOS code
  • 089501K
Master of Studies
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • Depends on specific units selected and may vary.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 00500
CRICOS code
  • 089501K
Full time/part time duration
  • 1.5 years full-time
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Studies

Course structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

Elective
In consultation with the course adviser, students will initially complete 24 points (4 units) of breadth from elective units available in all faculties. At the completion of the first 24 points (4 units) of the course, each student will be required to nominate their area of disciplinary or cross-disciplinary depth within which they will take a minimum of 24 points (4 units) including units that enable them to to plan, and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship. Remaining units will be selected in consultation with the course adviser as electives to complement and inform study in the area of disciplinary or cross-disciplinary depth. A minimum of 50 per cent of units must be studied at Level 4 or 5. The interdisciplinary service learning SVLG5003 Wicked Problems is highly recommended for all Master of Studies students.

Recommended units

This course has a number of recommended units. View the full list of units.

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