Master of Arts Research

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

Exempt under RTP (more)

Offered in

Trimesters 1 and 2

Why choose this program?

You will develop expertise in research and learn the concepts, methods and skills required for research, scholarship, creative investigation and further learning. You will plan and execute a substantial piece of research, based on your chosen topic, and report it as a thesis or creative/professional product with dissertation. This degree will also make you eligible for further doctoral research.

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Note: Progression through this program suite is dependent upon satisfying admission requirements.

Attendance information

Flexible study options include online or on-campus study in intensive, full-time or part-time modes.

Student Income Support

From 2017, to be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

My career opportunities

You will be prepared for a research-related career and eligible for entry into a doctoral program and for consideration for higher degree by research scholarships.

Pathways to further study

Students can progress to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Master of Philosophy (MPhil) programs after successfully completing this program at the required standard.

Additional fee information

Domestic research candidates

Domestic candidates who are admitted to this Higher Degree Research (HDR) program are exempt from tuition fees. Candidates will be provided a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset supplemented by tuition fee support from Griffith University.