Master of Arts
We support several areas of research expertise including archaeology, communication and media studies, historical studies, linguistics, literary studies, philosophy, political science and sociology.
The thesis for a research Master’s degree normally must not exceed 50,000 words. After two years of study, you may be permitted to transfer into a PhD if your work is judged to be of sufficient scope and merit.
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The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.
Honours degree of at least four years' full-time duration or Master's preliminary qualification, with at least an H2A result in the relevant discipline; or Pass degree and additional qualifications or demonstrated research skills or publications, or equivalent, approved by the University's Higher Degrees Committee.
Effective professional development for graduate researchers and early career researchers.
We pair a highly motivated PhD student with an industry leader with similar interests.
We offer internships to Master by Research and PhD students in various disciplines.
A selection of La Trobe researchers talk about the exciting work that they're doing.
Fees and costs
Learn more about the fees for graduate research.
Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.
How to apply
How to apply for a postgraduate research degree
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