Students in this program will develop knowledge of research methodology and techniques appropriate to their field of study, and experience in the application of such methodology by conducting a specified program of research under appropriate supervision. In addition, they will develop skills in analysing literature and engaging in debate in the substantive area of the thesis topic at an advanced level.
The Master of Research offers students the opportunity to undertake supervised research in the related discipline of their choice. Candidates develop a range of skills, including independent thinking, project management, data analysis and critical thinking, as well as refined communication skills. The program fosters the development of independent research skills, making it ideal preparation for those looking to undertake further research through a PhD program and/or pursue a career in research. A Master of Research candidate will undertake supervised research with the aim of completing a major thesis that demonstrates mastery of inquiry in a field of a discipline or profession. The Master of Research (MR-INTHTHS) program is part of a combined set of programs that offer students a pathway into a higher degree by research from an undergraduate degree. Prior to undertaking the Master of Research, students must complete a Bachelor of Research (Honours) (BH-INTHTHS). Students also have the option of progressing to the Doctor of Philosophy (DR-INTHTHS).
Students applying to the Master of Research (MR-INTHTHS) will automatically be considered for a place in the Bachelor of Research (Honours) (BH-INTHTHS) and do not need to apply separately for the Bachelor of Research (Honours) program.