Graduate Research School

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.

MRes students who get a WAM of 80+ will receive priority in scholarship applications 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.


Please refer to the course finder links below for information on Admission, Key dates, and Fees 


Master of Research (MRes) students with a Weighted Average Mean of 80+ upon course completion are eligible for the following scholarships:

  • Domestic candidates are eligible to apply for an RTP Stipend Award  for any future doctoral studies at UOW.
  • International candidates are eligible to apply for 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: 11 January, 2018
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