Master of Arts (Advanced Seminar and Shorter Thesis)

1.5 years full-time, Parkville — Domestic and International students. CRICOS code: 080605G

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Course Description


Challenge yourself through a degree that broadens your skillset and advances your career prospects. The Master of Arts (Advanced Seminar and Shorter Thesis) provides you the flexibility to pursue an area of humanities and social sciences that interests you. Produce a thesis (20,000-22,000 words) based on original research that reveals your awareness of the latest research and theoretical directions within your chosen discipline of humanities and social sciences.

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 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 (Advanced Seminar and Shorter Thesis) will provide 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 (Advanced Seminar and Shorter Thesis) can act as a pathway to a Doctor of Philosophy (Arts) 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 (Advanced Seminar and Shorter Thesis) allow you to take a step in the right direction. You'll have a head start pursuing:

  • Higher research and academia
  • Consultancy
  • Managerial positions

Graduates from this degree have worked at:

  • The University of Otago
  • Sinclair Knight Merz
  • Barwon Health Grace McKella Rehabilitation Centre

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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

 International applicants can apply up to one year in advance of their studies. That is, if a student would like to commence in Semester 1, they can apply from Semester 1 of the previous year

For more detailed information please go to the Application Deadlines website.

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Please note: 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 Oct for Semester 1 and 31 March for Semester 2.

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