Master of Applied Research

VU course code: URAP | CRICOS: 099078D | Level of study: Research
2 years
In person

Tuition fee per semester: AU$19,400

City Campus, Footscray Park, St Albans, Werribee
29 July 2024
Overview

Overview

Gain a solid foundation in research methods before undertaking a thesis related to any of the disciplines within 'sustainable and liveable cities'. The Master of Applied Research is designed for bachelor graduates in any discipline.

When you undertake a Master of Applied Research at Victoria University, you'll study crucial topics to set you on the path to success, including research methods, ethics, project-design, and disciplinary expertise relevant to your research. On passing the units with a 70% average, you’ll begin your own research in a field of personal passion and interest.

For your original thesis, you'll receive expert guidance from leading researchers within our 'Sustainable industries and liveable cities' research group.

In your chosen area of research – as diverse as arts, business, computer science, education, engineering, economics, science, law, and sociology – you'll address important contemporary issues such as:

  • climate change
  • cultural diversity, arts and social justice
  • technology in future industries, education and related policy
  • urban planning.

Further opportunities exist to complete a Masters of Research in the Institute for Health & Sport.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your education, work experience, current skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a different course. We call this a ‘pathway’.

For PhD applicants, we offer a related ‘Integrated PhD’ which allows you to establish relevant skills before beginning your research.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course


Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

To attain the Master of Applied Research, students will be required to complete the below mentioned components consisting of:

  • Required coursework units with a minimum average of 70% or have approved advanced standing for the unit(s)
  • A Research Thesis unit and have had their thesis classified as passed by the Dean, Graduate Research (or nominee)

Fees & Scholarships

As a research student at Victoria University (VU), your fees will vary based on your program of study and your success in applying for grants and scholarships.

Victoria University is proud to support research scholarship recipients each year.

Fees

Scholarships

CAREERS

A masters degree is increasingly important for a professional career. The Master of Applied Research will ensure you are prepared to enter the competitive job market.

This course could lead to a career as researcher or academic tutor, and prepare you for a senior role in a number of specialist fields.

You'll have the experience and confidence to take a leading position in a range of fields related to your discipline:

  • education in schools or other settings
  • policy making and development
  • public-sector research or writing
  • programmer or IT specialist
  • scientist.