Master of Arts (Advanced Seminar and Shorter Thesis)

1.5 years full-time, Parkville Campus - Domestic and International students.


Enjoy the flexibility to pursue an area of humanities and social sciences that interests you.

The University of Melbourne provides research students with specialist support including workshops, seminars and coursework leadership programs. You'll cultivate high level research and writing skills, and study coursework elements that will enhance your research training experience.

A Master of Arts is usually undertaken over 18 months (full-time) or three years (part-time). Successful completion of the Master of Arts can act as a pathway to the Doctor of Philosophy degree.

Please note: The Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences will only accept applications for Graduate Research study to commence in Semester 1. No midyear intake for this course is offered. Students are also required to commence the degree by the first week of Semester 1.
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You will have the opportunity to

  • Challenge yourself with subjects that will broaden your skills base and significantly advance your career prospects.
  • Develop specialised knowledge in one or more areas that interest you.
  • Gain an advanced understanding of the major issues experienced in your chosen field.
  • Produce a thesis of 20,000-22,000 words in an area that you are passionate about. It'll be based on original research that reveals your awareness of the latest research and theoretical directions within your chosen discipline of humanities and social sciences.
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