The Master of Research at Western Sydney
University is a research training degree that provides you with a pathway to
PhD study and a research career.
The Master of Research is an internationally recognised
postgraduate qualification that will help you to pursue opportunities in
academia, government, non-government organisations, research institutes and
The first year of the degree involves an intensive
research training coursework program where you will engage with peers and
academics in an interdisciplinary environment. The coursework is designed to
help you build your skills as a research, master the art of knowledge
translation and develop a strong research proposal.
In the second year of the degree, you will
take on a research project under the supervision of a specialist in your field
to produce a 20,000 - 25,000 word research thesis.
For domestic students, the coursework year
attracts Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) and the second year offers a place
via the Research Training Scheme (RTS), which does not attract any tuition
The Master of Research degree is completed in
2 years full-time, or part-time equivalent.
Applications are accepted throughout the year
with 1H (first-half) and 2H (second-half) intakes available.
In the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour
and Development, there is an opportunity to work with internationally- renowned
researchers in the areas of:
For more information and to apply, visit the Master of Research website (opens in a new window)