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  • Objectives
    The Master of Arts is a supervised research program. Your research will be conducted under the supervision of a panel, which is chaired by the principal supervisor who is a full-time member of staff experienced in research. Other members of the panel may be internal or external to Deakin University and will be appointed to assist the principal supervisor.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants should hold a bachelor degree with honours at minimally lower second class (H2B) or 70% plus level, or a masters degree by course work at distinction level which includes a research project and research methodology component in a field of study related to the subject of the proposed research, or other qualifications/research publications approved as equivalent.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Arts
  • Course description
    Course rules
    A candidate is required to complete a thesis of 40 000-50 000 words, embodying the results of research carried out in the field of study specified at the time of enrolment.  Candidates in the arts may submit a thesis comprising creative works and an exegesis of no fewer than 10 000-12 000 words. After a suitable qualifying period, as designated by the Faculty, Master of Arts candidates showing significant promise as research students may apply to transfer their enrolment to the Doctor of Philosophy program.  


    Research information
    Research areas

    Supervision is available in most discipline areas offered by the Faculty. Contact the Higher Degree by Research Officer


    Research scholarships
    Deakin University offers scholarships for study towards higher degrees by research. For further information, contact the Research Scholarships Officer


    Admission requirements - general
    Admission to higher degree by research candidature is normally granted on the basis of a bachelors degree with honours or a masters degree with substantial research component.
    For more information visit The Guide.


    Admission requirements - specific
    Applicants should hold a bachelor degree with honours at minimally lower second class (H2B) or 70% plus level, or a masters degree by course work at distinction level which includes a research project and research methodology component in a field of study related to the subject of the proposed research, or other qualifications/research publications approved as equivalent.


    How to apply
    Applicants must apply via Research Services.
    An application form is available from Research Services 

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