Why study the Master of Research (Social Sciences)?
Studying a Master of Research (MRes) with us will involve one year of research training, and a second year devoted to a thesis (20,000 - 30,000 words in length). The MRes suits students who have just finished their undergraduate degrees but who want the research skills and industry recognition that comes with the MRes. It also suits those returning to study and also students interested in gaining extra research training on the way to a PhD. Bigger than a final Honours year and faster than a PhD, the Master of Research is perfect for students who want in-class training from experts in humanities and social research methods and who also crave the freedom of independent research and writing time.
In the first year, MRes students will do four subjects that provide a comprehensive foundation in humanities and social research methods. There are three core subjects: LHA401/901 The Writer: Critic, Analyst, Voice; LHA402/902: The Researcher: People, Places, Methods; LHA403/903: The Project and the Plan. You will also complete one discipline specific subject from the following areas: History, Indigenous Studies, Philosophy, Politics and International Studies, Languages, Sociology, Science and Technology Studies and Cultural Studies. Details of these discipline-specific subjects are available in the Course Handbook entry.
You will need to submit a Research Proposal as part of your application. Please use this template in writing your proposal: MRes Research Proposal Template.