The Master by Research can be your entry into a research career or an opportunity to build in-depth knowledge that you can apply in the world beyond academia. While shorter than a PhD, this program is still focused on the completion of independent and original research.
UNSW undertakes world-class research that tackles some of the greatest challenges facing society today. When you join the UNSW research community, you join a passionate collective of people who are using research to transform minds, transform lives, and transform the world.
UNSW will support you to develop the skills and expertise you need to make a difference in your field. We are committed to providing you with an unmatched research experience that includes outstanding research training and mentorship, world-class supervision, and access to research environments defined by excellence and collaboration.
You will receive advanced specialist research training and produce a thesis that provides evidence for independent thought, critical analysis, and expert knowledge of the discipline in an international context.
Find information about individual programs and codes for each Faculty on the UNSW Handbook.
Learn about the graduate attributes and learning outcomes for UNSW higher degree research programs here.
The minimum requirement for admission to a Master by Research is:
You may think of yourself as a student, but we think of you as a professional researcher in the early stages of a long and vibrant career.
UNSW will provide you with the skills and expertise to pursue a range of career pathways after you graduate, from academia to industry.
You’ll also have access to the most comprehensive student entrepreneurship program in Australia, that can help you develop your ideas, raise capital and launch a startup.