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University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Sydney , New South Wales ,Australia

Master of Arts (Research) in Humanities and Social Sciences

The Master of Arts (Research) in Humanities and Social Sciences provides an opportunity for graduates to develop their research skills, deepen their knowledge in an area of the social sciences or humanities and undertake some original research. The degree is awarded to candidates who, through original investigation, make a distinct and significant contribution to knowledge in their field of specialisation.

Course structure:
This research degree is undertaken wholly or mainly by thesis. A master's thesis is normally a work of 30,000–40,000 words.

While the usual master's thesis is written in dissertation style, candidates may, if they wish, illustrate their argument by submitting creative work together with a written dissertation. The non-traditional material is considered a minor component of the thesis and is equivalent to a maximum of 15,000 words. Applicants should contact the research degrees administrator for further information about non-traditional formats for thesis presentation.

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Intakes

  • March Deadline: May
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

The research degrees offered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences are especially valuable for those wishing to pursue an academic career, a career in research or an advanced level of professional practice.

 

PSW Opportunity

Post-Study Work (PSW)

  • bachelor degree (including honours): 2 years*
  • masters by coursework: 2 years*
  • masters by research: 3 years
  • doctoral degree: 4 years

 for international students completing Bachelors and Masters degrees (minimum 92 weeks)

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate research studies.
  • Selection criteria also include the quality of the research proposal, the faculty's ability to offer appropriate supervision in the applicant's chosen field, and, where necessary, demonstration of generic technical skills.
  • The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is:
    • Academic IELTS: 7.0 overall with a writing score of 7.0; or
    • TOEFL: paper based: 584-609 overall with TWE of 5.0, internet based: 94-101 overall with a writing score of 27; or
    • AE6: Pass; or
    • PTE: 65-72; or
    • CAE: 185-190.