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Master of Applied Arts & Humanities (Research) - 303JA

Course Code: 303JA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Arts and Communications
CRICOS Code: 085964M
Selection Rank: PG
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Master the art of research and apply it to your field

The Master of Applied Arts and Humanities (Research) is a full-time or part-time course which sees you working with highly qualified researchers with strong industry connections on a research thesis or creative project. Fields you can choose to explore include: communication, journalism, creative writing, culture and heritage, industrial design, visual communication design, architecture, landscape architecture, TESOL/FLT or international studies.

You will develop a deep knowledge of recent developments in your chosen area, as you work to produce a research thesis of up to 60,000 words, or a non-traditional research output, such as a creative work or design which addresses a research question plus accompanying critical essay. This unique and flexible degree encourages multidisciplinary research that mirrors the dynamic nature of today’s professions and aims to give you a creative edge in your future career. As a Higher Degree by Research (HDR), this course is covered under the Australian Government's Research Training Program (RTP) funding model, which provides a fee offset for domestic students for the standard duration of the course.

Study a Master of Applied Arts and Humanities (Research) at UC and you will:

  • receive structured training in research methods
  • exhibit advanced knowledge of research principles and skills appropriate to one or more fields
  • be part of an exciting community of researchers and research students in a dynamic and diverse faculty
  • articulate your findings to your research and industry peers
  • demonstrate an ability to communicate with the community of researchers within UC and the professions to create opportunities for research cooperation.

Work Integrated Learning

While studying this unique postgraduate degree, you will undertake a research thesis or creative project of your choosing which is grounded in your professional field of expertise and is based on your past experiences. Previous practical examples by students have included the development of real-world projects such as digital apps, websites, poetry books, films, novels and music ventures.

Career opportunities

  • Academic
  • Arts policy analyst
  • Creative writer
  • Filmmaker
  • Digital artist
  • Cultural heritage professional

Course-specific information

Applicants must have studied and/or undertaken work experience in the field in which they seek to carry out their research. This can be demonstrated by a testamur or a portfolio of work demonstrating subject matter knowledge/experience.

Domestic students who are accepted on this course are provided for under the Australian Government's Research Training Program (RTP) funding model, which provides a fee offset for the standard duration of the course. Once your RTP entitlement is consumed, you will be charged the annual fee rate that applied at the start of your degree. Further information on fees for Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students can be found here.

Enquiries

Current and Commencing Students
postgrad.arts@canberra.edu.au

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to a higher degree by research course. Applicants must have studied and/or have had work experience in the field in which they seek to carry out research: can be demonstrated by testamur or by portfolio of work demonstrating subject matter knowledge/experience.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Research Semester 1
Research Semester 2
Research Semester 1
Research Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Research Semester 1
Research Semester 2
Research Semester 1
Research Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Research Semester 1
Research Semester 2
Research Semester 1
Research Semester 2

Course Requirements

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Master of Applied Arts and Humanities (Research) M AppA&Humanities (Research)

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2020 $22,300 $27,000

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course based on a full time load. Domestic students should note that you are provided for under the Australian Government's Research Training Program (RTP) funding model, which provides a fee offset for your fees for the standard duration of your course. Once your RTP entitlement is consumed, you will be charged the fee rate for the current year, noting that fees are indexed annually. Further information on fees for higher degree by research students can be found here.


Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge, including recent developments, in one or more of the following fields: communication; journalism; creative writing; cultural heritage and conservation; industrial design; graphic design; architecture; landscape architecture. - Critical judgement and reflection: operate effectively in a changing environment; reflect critically and undertake systemic investigation into a complex body of knowledge; analyse and synthesise information from a variety of sources; and make rational conclusions based on evidence derived from the research.
- Communication: an understanding of the practices and methods in place for the transfer of knowledge to specialist and non-specialist audiences; and, the capacity to engage with stakeholders and to influence practice.
- Management of research: prioritise tasks and work under pressure; design, use and evaluate research methods as appropriate to the field/s of investigation; develop and implement project plans and lead projects; and, select and apply appropriate digital tools to support the conduct and management of research.
Demonstrate advanced knowledge of research principles and skills appropriate to one or more fields and creatively apply this knowledge to plan, develop and execute a research project which produces new knowledge, resulting in a thesis or a creative output with accompanying exegesis. - Innovation and creativity: apply existing skills and knowledge to new situations; recognise a problem and identify the core issue/s; develop inventive solutions, demonstrating flexibility, resourcefulness and enthusiasm; take intellectual risks; and identify and engage with research opportunities.
- Critical judgement and reflection: operate effectively in a changing environment; reflect critically and undertake systemic investigation into a complex body of knowledge; analyse and synthesise information from a variety of sources; and make rational conclusions based on evidence derived from the research.
- Communication: an understanding of the practices and methods in place for the transfer of knowledge to specialist and non-specialist audiences; and, the capacity to engage with stakeholders and to influence practice.
- Management of research: prioritise tasks and work under pressure; design, use and evaluate research methods as appropriate to the field/s of investigation; develop and implement project plans and lead projects; and, select and apply appropriate digital tools to support the conduct and management of research.
- Professionalism and social responsibility: the capacity and intention to apply professional knowledge and skills with full responsibility and accountability for self; a commitment to the conduct of research in a manner which is ethical, and conforms to appropriate health and safety principles; an understanding of intellectual property protocols as they pertain to the conduct and dissemination of research; an insight into the global context in which they operate as research practitioners, and the potential for research to benefit society; an awareness of the transferability of research skills to other work environments and the range of career opportunities within and outside academia; and, the ability to work collaboratively and effectively with others, within a range of teams and contexts.
Demonstrate an ability to communicate with the community of researchers within UC and with the professions to create opportunities for research cooperation. - Innovation and creativity: apply existing skills and knowledge to new situations; recognise a problem and identify the core issue/s; develop inventive solutions, demonstrating flexibility, resourcefulness and enthusiasm; take intellectual risks; and identify and engage with research opportunities.
- Communication: an understanding of the practices and methods in place for the transfer of knowledge to specialist and non-specialist audiences; and, the capacity to engage with stakeholders and to influence practice.
- Professionalism and social responsibility: the capacity and intention to apply professional knowledge and skills with full responsibility and accountability for self; a commitment to the conduct of research in a manner which is ethical, and conforms to appropriate health and safety principles; an understanding of intellectual property protocols as they pertain to the conduct and dissemination of research; an insight into the global context in which they operate as research practitioners, and the potential for research to benefit society; an awareness of the transferability of research skills to other work environments and the range of career opportunities within and outside academia; and, the ability to work collaboratively and effectively with others, within a range of teams and contexts.

Course Duration

Standard four semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum eight semesters.

Honours

None.

Government Support

Year CSP Places Available Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
2020 NO NO

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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