University of Technology Sydney

C03066v1 Master of Arts (Research)

Award(s): Master of Arts (Research) (MA (Res))
CRICOS code: 102189M
Course EFTSL: 2
Location: City campus

Notes

Research degrees are offered on a sponsored, scholarship, faculty part-sponsored or full-fee-paying basis. Contact UTS: Education or the UTS: Graduate Research School for further details.


Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Other information

Overview

Students extend and deepen their knowledge through an appropriate research investigation under a supervisory panel with expertise in the proposed area of research. They develop critical and analytical skills, and advanced research skills to enable in-depth exploration of their chosen area, including for professional practice.

All students are required to successfully complete the research training coursework subject 51913 Academic Research Practice which will develop their research knowledge and skills.

Career options

The research degrees offered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences are especially valuable for those wishing to pursue an academic career, a career in research or an advanced level of professional practice.

Course intended learning outcomes

This subject addresses the following Course Intended Learning Outcomes:

2.1 Research and apply established theories to a body of knowledge, including for professional practice
2.2 Analyse critically, reflect on and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories in education
4.1 Consider the implications of research in relation to Indigenous peoples and communities in Australia and global contexts, where relevant
5.1 Conduct research ethically and rigorously
6.1 Interpret and transmit knowledge and ideas to scholarly, industry and community audiences, as relevant

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate research studies.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 7.0 overall with a writing score of 7.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 584-609 overall with TWE of 5.0, internet based: 94-101 overall with a writing score of 27; or AE6: Pass; or PTE: 65-72; or CAE: 185-190.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Course duration and attendance

The maximum course duration is two years of full-time or four years of part-time study

Course structure

Candidates are required to submit a thesis that demonstrates a body of research at the quality and level required for a Master of Education. A conventional thesis is a work of approximately 40,000 to 50,000 words with contributions to scholarly or relevant professional fields. Candidates may elect to complete a non-traditional thesis that includes a portfolio of professional work relevant to the practice/field and an accompanying written dissertation to a total length of approximately 30,000 to 40,000 words. Ranges indicated do not include the abstract, appendices or references.

Candidates are required to submit, in consultation with their supervisor(s), an Annual Review of Progress and undertake Stage Assessments as part of the Faculty's three-stage program. In the first stage, candidates must complete a formal assessment to confirm their candidature. In the second stage, a progress confirmation assessment to ensure their progress is consistent with completion of the research program within the prescribed time and demonstrates potential to complete the work to standard. Candidates are required to complete a third stage in order to confirm readiness to submit their thesis for examination.

As part of this course students must also complete the research training subject 51913 Academic Research Practice.

Course completion requirements

016017 Thesis (Education) 
51913 Academic Research Practice 

Other information

Further information is available from the HDR Administrative Coordinator: email FASS.FRO@uts.edu.au