Master of Arts

This Masters by Research program sees candidates working with a Principal Supervisor, appointed by the Research Higher Degrees Sub Committee, with the approval of the School.
Ballarat - Mt Helen, Gippsland - Churchill, Berwick
Entry requirements
Entry requirements apply to this course
1.5 years

This Masters by Research program sees candidates working with a Principal Supervisor, appointed by the Research Higher Degrees Sub Committee, with the approval of the School.

A minimum of 1.5 years and a maximum of 2 years (full-time equivalent), this degree is awarded on the basis of an externally examined thesis of approximately 40,000 words.

Completion of this Higher Degree by Research will provide you with the foundation, knowledge and skills to:

  • Make Contributions to Knowledge
  • Undertake Independent Research
  • Effectively Communicate and Report on Findings to a range of different audiences
  • Demonstrate intellectual and professional integrity
  • Display a range of generic skills applicable to future research and employment
  • Researcher

Graduates would be able to seek employment in the research and academic fields.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: HB9

Entry requirements (year 12)

Entry requirements (non year 12)

To be eligible for admission as a Candidate for a Masters by research degree a person must:

  • have graduated with or qualified for a four year Honours Bachelor degree, or Degree with Honours, at least second class honours level, that included a dissertation demonstrating the ability to undertake research at Masters level; or
  • hold qualifications and/or have demonstrated skills, experience, research, or publications which are assessed as being at least equivalent to the qualifications above.

Applicants who do not meet the requirements will be required to undertake an additional programme of study equivalent to a fourth year of advanced undergraduate study and research in the relevant field.


Fees are subject to change annually.

Full Fee Paying

$21,000 annual tuition fee - commencing 2020

Domestic fees are per 120 credit points which represents 1 EFTSL or a standard full-time study load for a year.

Fee assistance

Domestic students undertaking a higher degree by research may be eligible to receive a Research Training Program (RTP) funded place.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

If what you have learned at work, from other courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this course, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. For further details contact FedUni on 1800 333 864.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D.
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909.



School department

School of Arts

Course coordinator

Erik Eklund