Information for Future Research Students

Master of Research

The 2 year Master of  Research (MRes) training pathway program constitutes advanced research training and a substantial research project to provide an internationally recognised entry qualification to doctoral programs. It represents an alternative training pathway to end-on (one-year) Honours degrees at UOW.

Higher performing MRes students will receive scholarships for further doctoral studies at UOW. 

For the Master of Research, click here to apply online. 

Before applying it is advisable that candidates discuss their research project with a potential supervisor at UOW. The Heads of Postgraduate Studies can help candidates identify a potential supervisor. 


The Master of Research offers 30 different discipline specialisations. They are:

  • Faculty of Business: 
    • Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management and Operations, Marketing.
  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Science: 
    • Computer Science, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Mathematics, Applied Statistics, Physics, Medical Radiation Physics.
  • Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts: 
    • Arts.
  • Faculty of Sciences, Medicine and Health: 
    • Advanced Materials, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Nursing, Medical and Health Science
  • Faculty of Social Science: 
    • Education, Public Health.

Course Structure:

  • The first year of the program will comprise research training and discipline specific coursework.
  • The second year of the program is a major research project and thesis.

Entry Requirements:

  • Undergraduate or coursework Masters degree with a weighted average mark of 65 or GPA of 3/4.
  • English language requirements range from IELTS 6.0 (bands 5.5 or
    greater) to 6.5 (bands 6.0 or greater) depending on discipline.


  • Domestic students enrol in the Bachelor of Research in the 1st year (and receive a Commonwealth Supported Place). Indicative annual fees range from $6,256-$10,440 depending on discipline.
  • For the 2nd year domestic students receive a RTP place and pay no fees.
  • International students: indicative annual fees range from $24,000 to $32,000 per year depending on discipline.


Higher performing MRes students with a WAM of 80+ are eligible to receive the following scholarships:

  • Domestic candidates will receive an RTP Stipend Award  for any future doctoral studies at UOW.
  • International candidates will receive an International Postgraduate Tuition Award (which pays their tuition fees) for any future doctoral studies at UOW.


For further information and enquiries please email Graduate Research Enquiries at 


Last reviewed: 21 August, 2017
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