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The Master of Research (MRes) is an internationally recognised postgraduate research training degree that will make you competitive in achieving your future academic and career aspirations in the exciting world of research.
This degree provides you with the experience and expert knowledge you need to confidently approach PhD studies and a research career.
Note: Elective subjects may be taught across different campuses, depending on your area of research. Please review the handbook for more information.
Stage 1 of the program involves intensive programwork where you will engage with your peers and academics in an interdisciplinary environment. The programwork is designed to help you build your skills as a researcher, master the art of knowledge translation and develop a strong research proposal.
You will undertake core subjects including:
You will undertake these subjects as well as a range of electives within your discipline of choice to develop deep knowledge of both theory and research methods.
The programwork structure is outlined in our handbook where you can find more information about the subjects you will be studying.
Stage 2 of the program involves completing your own research project under the supervision of an academic expert in your area of research. Your project will focus on the development of a 25,000-word thesis that will be externally examined.
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We are excited about the interest around our Master of Research (MRes) degree and have compiled a list of answers to some of the most common enquiries, as well as information around some of the available research projects.
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As a Master of Research graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in settings such as:
- Market and consumer research
- Policy analysis, research and development
- Technology research and development
- Public relations
- University teaching or administration
As a research assistant, you will be responsible for providing support to researchers in a university, government department or independent research institute. You may assist with writing scientific reports, coordinating research activities or providing technical support.
As a laboratory technician, you will be responsible for supporting research activities in a clinic or research facility. You may assist with preparing specimens, carrying out tests and analysis, and maintaining equipment.
As a market researcher, you will be responsible for collecting and analysing data and making recommendations based on your findings. Potential employers include industry, government departments and not-for-profit organisations.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum, unless the total duration of the program is less than 80CP. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.
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