The Masters of Research qualifies individuals who apply an advanced body of knowledge in a range of contexts for research and scholarships and as a pathway for further research.
Research degree candidates are driven by naturally inquiring minds, and have a passion to solve problems and advance humanity. A research degree allows you to conduct your own, unique research, and produce new knowledge and expertise that is innovative, relevant, and enlightened.
Research degrees equip graduates with the transferable skills and attributes necessary for challenging and diverse roles in industry, government and business, as well as in research and academic organisations.
At the University of Tasmania, a research degree is a true mark of endeavour, providing you with the training and skills necessary for a career in academia and beyond.
A Master of Research enables individuals to expand their breadth of knowledge and expertise in their chosen discipline.
The Degree provides candidates with advanced skills to carry out independent and sustained research. Candidates will be able to demonstrate specialist knowledge in the area of their research, present the results of their research in a publishable quality and demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, research ethics and codes of practice.
Areas of particular research expertise within the Faculty include: haematology, microbiology, nutrition and molecular biology to investigate an aspect of health and/or disease.
At the University of Tasmania candidates are encouraged to demonstrate academic leadership, increasing independence, creativity and innovation in their research and encouraged in the acquisition of a wide range of advanced and transferable skills.
Graduates of a Masters Degree (Research) will have:
cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and its application
cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice
cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level
cognitive and technical skills to design, use and evaluate research and research methods
communication and technical skills to present a coherent and sustained argument and to disseminate research results to specialist and non-specialist audiences
technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse, theorise and disseminate research that makes a contribution to knowledge
Master of Research degrees are internationally recognised research degrees.
The Master of Research is a demonstration of a graduate's ability to initiate a research project and to formulate viable research questions, to design, conduct and report independent and original research on a defined project and to demonstrate critical evaluation of scholarly literature.
As a result, Master of Research graduates have the opportunity to pursue diverse career paths, including professions in research and academia, as well as a broad spectrum of professions in the public and private sector, including: architecture, interior design, and industrial design.
Applicants should apply after finding a potential supervisor and discussing and agreeing on their proposed topic. Applicants will be considered who have:
an honour's degree with at least second class lower standard; or
a masters degree with a minimum research component (e.g., a thesis); or
substantial demonstrated sector experience, previous higher education studies and professional experience and/or published research work.
IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) - 6.5 (6.5 for writing and speaking and no other band less than 6.0 (academic module))
TOEFL (Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language) - 92 (26 in writing and speaking, and 20 for reading and listening)
PTE Academic 58 - 58 (58 for writing and speaking with no other score lower than 50)
UTAS Access Level 7 English Language Training - 65 (65 for writing and 65 for speaking and no other test score less than 60)
CAE (Cambridge Advanced English) - B (Equivalent to the Council of Europe level (CEFR) of C1 or above)
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