Master of Arts
Course summary for local students
|Year||2015 course information|
|Award granted||Master of Arts|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool|
2 years full time or part time equivalent
Faculty of Arts and Education
|CRICOS course code||001869E|
|Deakin course code||A800|
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.
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.
Supervision is available in most discipline areas offered by the Faculty. Contact the Higher Degree by Research Officer on Tel 03 5227 2226 or email
Deakin University offers scholarships for study towards higher degrees by research. For further information, contact the Research Scholarships Officer, telephone 03 5227 3492, or fax 03 5227 2175 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry requirements - general
Applicants must have demonstrated evidence of a high standard of research ability. This is normally an Honours year to H2B (60%+) standard or a research masters degree. However, other evidence of research ability may be considered, and could include a thesis as part of an international undergraduate degree or coursework masters; relevant refereed publications; research awards; or research experience. For more information please visit the Research Services Division - Higher Degrees by Research page.
How to apply
Applicants must apply via the Higher Degree by Research website.