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Master of Arts by Research

Course code L52

Enables students to graduate with an advanced research knowledge and understanding in a chosen arts or humanities discipline.

The course consists of both research and coursework, and covers research preparation, the preparation of a research proposal, research presentation, the conduct of research and the completion of a thesis.

Students can choose from a wide range of arts and humanities disciplines.

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

L52

Fees

Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $20,350

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Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Early closing date 26-07-2019

This course has an early closing date for applications. To avoid disappointment, we recommend you apply by this date.

Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

L52

CRICOS code

079541G

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $29,550

See Fees and Scholarships for further information

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Early closing date 26-07-2019

This course has an early closing date for applications. To avoid disappointment, we recommend you apply by this date.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Semester 1: Study part-time at Mount Lawley

Semester 2: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Semester 2: Study part-time at Mount Lawley

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Semester 2: Study full-time at Mount Lawley

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CMM6116Methods of Inquiry20
CCA5102Literature Review20
CCA5103Seminar Series20
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit TitleCredit Points
Students are required to continue to re-enrol in the thesis component of their study until the thesis is submitted for examination. The research component of this program commences in this semester with the preparation of a research proposal, presentation of a proposal seminar and completion of confirmation of candidature. Work on the Thesis can commence in this semester if confirmation of candidature is completed. In each of the following two semesters, students enrol into CMM6200 at 50% or 100% of full-time enrolment.
CMM6200Masters Thesis
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit TitleCredit Points
Students may submit their thesis for examination at the end of this semester if they have achieved the required standard and scope for the degree.
CMM6200Masters Thesis
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CMM6200Masters Thesis

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply and defend innovative practice to generate and evaluate abstract ideas which contribute to problem solving or the advancement of professional knowledge and/or practice.
  2. Communicate arts knowledge and research results, in writing and orally using plain English and making a sustained argument to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  3. Critically consider and apply emergent practice principles, including sustainability and global perspectives, relevant to arts.
  4. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of research principles and methods through the review and analysis of existing research relevant to work and learning in arts.
  5. Demonstrate and reflect on cross-cultural awareness, including indigenous cultural competence as it applies to research design, research methods and/or professional practice in arts.
  6. Demonstrate specialist knowledge and understanding of theory, practice and recent developments within arts.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to collaborate and work in team settings, relevant to research or work-integrated projects to produce measurable outcomes.
  8. Design, plan apply and evaluate a substantial piece of research, with accountability, which contributes to theory and/or practice in arts.
  9. Independently integrate theoretical and technical knowledge to contribute to the development of theory, understanding and practice in arts.
  10. Investigate analyse and synthesise complex concepts and problems in arts through the application of advanced technology, information and numeracy literacy.
  11. Reflect critically on theory and its application to arts.

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $20,350 *

* Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $29,550 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

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