Challenge yourself in a degree that broadens your skillset and advances your career prospects. The Master of Arts (Thesis Only) lets you showcase your ability to present and argue a coherent hypothesis on your chosen issue, as supported by research and analysis.
Enjoy the flexibility to pursue an area of humanities and social sciences that interests you. You’ll write a thesis (30,000 words) to apply your specialist knowledge to and make an independent contribution to existing scholarship in the discipline. The University of Melbourne provides research students with support including workshops, seminars and coursework leadership programs. You’ll cultivate high-level research and writing skills, and study coursework elements that enhance your research training experience.
Who is it for?
If you want to develop specialised knowledge in one or more areas that interest you, the Master of Arts (Thesis Only) provides you with an advanced understanding of the major issues experienced in your chosen field.
Usually undertaken over 18 months (full-time) or three years (part-time), successful completion of the Master of Arts (Thesis Only) can act as a pathway to a Doctor of Philosophy degree. GSHSS only accepts applications for Semester 1 commencement – there is no mid-year intake. You’re also expected to begin your degree by the first week of Semester 1.
Where will it take me?
Career outcomes for the Master of Arts (Research) allow you to take a step in the right direction. You’ll have a head start pursuing:
- Higher research and academia
- Managerial positions.
International Application deadlines
Please note no mid-year intakes are offered.
Applications from international applicants for admission into the graduate research programs by the Faculty of Arts are accepted at any time of the year. However, applications should be submitted before 31 August to be eligible for various international scholarships
For more detailed information please go to the Application Deadlines website.
If you wish to be considered for a scholarship or bursary at the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences you must submit an application to a GSHSS degree by 31 October 2017 noting that you must supply your final results and evidence of course completion by 30 November 2017 to meet the requirements of the scholarship criteria. If you are not able to meet these deadlines, you will be considered for the following intake.