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Master degrees by research prepare students to apply advanced knowledge for research, scholarship and further learning corresponding to AQF level 9 qualifications. The Master of Business by research program is designed primarily as training in a program of advanced study and research. The candidate learns the fundamentals of research and acquires new techniques. By enrolling in the Masters research degree, a student will refine and develop their ability to undertake research and enhance their critical thinking skills. They should contribute to knowledge in their discipline or acquire skills in understanding and applying the latest research when making business decisions. The program may include formal coursework which is normally intended to prepare the candidate for work on the thesis.

The candidate must undertake an original investigation which will be more limited in scope and degree of originality than is required for a doctorate. Although originality is to be encouraged as much as possible, the work will be closely supervised in the early problem formulation stages and whenever a new technique is being used.

The Master of Business by research program requires a minimum three academic semesters (i.e. 1.5 years) and a maximum of four semesters (i.e. 2 years) of full-time study and the preparation of a thesis. The program may include formal coursework which is normally intended to prepare the candidate for work on the thesis and must be no more than one third of the programme. The length of a Master by research thesis normally should not exceed 75,000 words of text.

See UNSW Higher Degree Research Learning Outcomes.

Campus

Canberra

Study Level

Research

Typical duration

2 Years

Delivery Mode

Research

Academic Calendar

Research Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit

96

Award type

Masters (Research)

Award(s)

Master of Business - MBus

CRICOS Code

093557D

Entry Requirements

Additional Information

Conditions of Award

The degree of Master of Business by research may be awarded by the Council on the recommendation of the UNSW Canberra Higher Degree Research Committee (hereinafter referred to as the Committee) to a candidate who has demonstrated ability to undertake research by submission of a thesis embodying the results of original research. The length of a Masters research thesis normally should not exceed 75,000 words of text.

Prospective students

Prospective students are strongly advised to make contact with a potential supervisor and establish the research student policies and procedures before applying for research study at the University.

Further information about the MBus by research program and scholarships at UNSW Canberra can be found by emailing a query via rsu@adfa.edu.au

Please refer to the UNSW Canberra Future Students website for further information on how to apply, scholarships, English language requirements, thesis preparation and other research related matters.

Further Information

For further information on policies, procedures and forms, see the Graduate Research website.

Program Fees

At UNSW fees are generally charged at course level and therefore dependent upon individual enrolment and other factors such as student's residency status. For generic information on fees and additional expenses of UNSW programs, click on one of the following:

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