Master of Research

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 international organisations.

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 fees.

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)