What will I learn?
This research degree is designed to meet the needs of students who would like to extend their studies beyond their undergraduate degree, primarily by thesis, but do not have an undergraduate honours degree or other qualification that would allow entry into a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The MA (Research) degree is a qualification for admission to higher degree research candidature. You cannot upgrade to a PhD without completing the master is. The MA (Research) may be undertaken in the following ways:
- two postgraduate units of study (12 credit points) and a thesis of 26,000 to 28,000 words or
- one postgraduate unit of study (six credit points) and a thesis of 28,000 to 30,000 words or
- a thesis of 30,000 to 35,000 words
- a thesis on an approved topic is researched and written under the supervision of a member of the academic staff.
Master of Arts (Research) candidates may undertake research in one of the faculty's five schools. These are the Schools of Economics; Languages and Cultures; Letters, Art and Media; Philosophical and Historical Inquiry; Social and Political Sciences.
Areas of research
Master of Arts (Research) candidates may undertake research in one of the faculty's five schools or the United States Study Centre). The five schools are the Schools of Economics; Languages and Cultures; Literature, Art and Media; Philosophical and Historical Inquiry; and Social and Political Sciences.
A candidate for the Master of Arts (Research) will have an annual review at the end of each year and will complete an annual progress report to demonstrate their progress to the satisfaction of the Faculty. In addition to this, the candidate will be interviewed at the end of their first year to review progress and supervisory arrangements and to ensure that their research project has sufficient resources available. If a candidate is not progressing satisfactorily towards the completion of the degree, they may be asked by the faculty to explain why their candidature should not be terminated.
In order to complete the requirements for the Master of Arts (Research), a candidate shall complete an approved course of advanced study and research as follows:
(a) one postgraduate unit of study as prescribed by the Faculty comprising a total of 6 credit points; and a thesis of 28,000-30,000 words investigating an appropriate topic approved by their supervisor, the relevant postgraduate coordinator and the Faculty; or
(b) two postgraduate units of study as prescribed by the Faculty comprising 12 credit points; and a thesis of 26,000-28,000 words investigating an appropriate topic approved by their supervisory, the relevant postgraduate coordinator and the Faculty; or
(c) a thesis of 30,000-35,000 words investigating an appropriate topic approved by their supervisor, the relevant postgraduate coordinator and the Faculty.
Which department am I in? Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
English Language Requirements: IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no band below 6.0; TOEFL Paper based score of 565; TOEFL IBT: 85; PTE Academic score of 61; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 58; Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 45; Cambridge English scale: CAE and CPE: 176.
To be eligible for admission to the Master of Arts you must have completed the equivalent of a bachelor is degree in a subject area related to your proposed research area. English language requirements: TOEFL paper-based: A minimum result of 565 overall including a minimum result of 4.5 in Writing TOEFL IBT: including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing
Offered by this university
Lincoln University offers below pathways courses for this subject Certificate in University Studies
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU)
A$35,500.00 (US$ 27,768) per year
March 2018, July 2018
The University of Sydney Camperdown/Darlington Campus, THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY, New South Wales, 2006, SYDNEY, Australia