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Victoria University

Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Master of Arts (Research)

Undertake a research project to gain a respected masters qualification in the humanities, arts or social sciences.

You'll be supported by a large community of academic staff with experience conducting research projects, presenting papers to international conferences, and publishing academic journal articles and books.

Our position in the west of Melbourne offers unique opportunities for collaborative research. We have strong connections with community, healthcare and arts organisations, as well as local and national government departments.

During your masters study, you'll expand and develop specialist knowledge and demonstrate independent thought, while undertaking an original thesis.

You'll also improve your career prospects in a competitive field by highlighting your ability to research, write, manage projects, and think critically and logically.

VU Research offers supervision for masters degree programs in areas including:

  • Asian and Pacific Studies
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Post-colonial Studies
  • Social Policy
  • Sociology
  • Social Movement Studies
  • Globalisation Studies
  • Criminal Justice Studies
  • International Development.

Campus Information

Footscray Park

Footscray Park Campus is next to parklands along the Maribyrnong River, a short walk from Footscray Station. Footscray is one of Melbourne’s multicultural hubs, only 10 minutes by train from the city. The campus has restaurants and cafes, learning commons, world-class sports science facilities, a bookshop, and a pool and gym. It hosts many of our degree and postgraduate courses, including in business, sport, youth and community work, science, engineering and education.

Intakes

  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

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

Masters graduates are prepared for a wide range of roles in government or the public service, community and non-government organisations and media.

Our graduates often go on to work in the following areas:

  • journalism, writing or strategic communications
  • publishing
  • arts administration and management
  • government and policy work
  • community-sector professional roles
  • creative arts.

PSW Opportunity

  • 2 years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • Bachelor's degree Completed with an overall average of all subjects (in the final year) 70%.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

You will need to provide evidence that you have achieved one of the following levels of English language proficiency :

  • IELTS (academic module): Overall score of 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL Internet: Test score of 79. Section score no less than:
    > Listening: 19
    > Speaking: 19
    > Reading: 18
    > Writing: 22
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 58-64 (with no section score less than 50)
  • University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 176. No individual band less than 169.
  • VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 6): Achieved.

IELTS, TOEFL, PTE and CAE: These tests must be taken no more than two years prior to commencing your course. 

In some cases, we will accept test results from other methods of examination not listed in this table.

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course. Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

  • Course Code: 025147G
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
  • Duration: 02 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 47600 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
    Application Fee: N/A