Master of Arts (By Research)
Duration: Minimum 1 Year Full-Time; Flexible Part-Time Available for domestic students only
The Master of Arts program, by research only, is offered in most areas of study in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Prior to formal application, intending applicants need to give consideration to the specific research topic they wish to investigate. This should be determined in consultation with a member of the academic staff of the Faculty to see whether the Faculty can provide the appropriate supervision. The candidate must be familiar enough with the relevant research area to be able to undertake specialised study in that field.
Statement of Research Interest
Prior to formal application, applicants need to give consideration to the specific research topic they wish to investigate. After consultation with a member of academic staff, the applicants for the Master of Arts program should write a brief statement (800-1200 words) indicating the area in which the research is to be conducted. This statement should include:
- a proposed topic;
- prior research conducted by the applicant that relates to the proposal;
- previous publications by the candidate that relate to the proposal;
- literature references that provide relevant background;
- possible research methodologies (where relevant); and
- the name of a potential supervisor within the Faculty.
Work Experience & Internships
Work experience and internships are not currently available in this program.
The Master of Arts program provides students with the necessary research skills for academic careers in the university or research sector, or professional employment.
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