Master By Coursework Degree



Masters degree by coursework

A masters degree enhances your professional skills and understanding of a specific area of knowledge. One of the advantages of a masters by coursework is the support and guidance you receive in tutorials, from tutors and other students.

Entry: Applicants normally require a bachelor degree, honours degree or graduate diploma for entry into a masters. If you do not have formal qualifications but possess relevant academic or professional experience, you may qualify for admission to a masters upon completion of a preliminary program.

Duration: A masters requires three to four semesters of full-time study.

A master's degree recognises your thorough understanding of a research field or area of professional practice.

Graduates possess a range of academic and vocational attributes, such as:

  • advanced knowledge of a specialist body of topics
  • high order skills in analysis, critical evaluation and / or professional application through the planning and execution of project work or a piece of scholarship or research
  • creativity and flexibility in the application of knowledge and skills to new situations
  • ability to solve complex problems and think rigorously and independently.

Master's degrees by coursework, administered by various faculties an be either:

  • coursework – coursework is 100 per cent of the degree requirements.
  • coursework and dissertation – the dissertation component represents less than 66.6 per cent of the degree requirements.

Learning pathways

Many of the postgraduate programs offer a pathway or full articulation between courses. This means a graduate certificate provides one semester’s credit towards a graduate diploma, which in turn provides two semesters’ credit towards a masters degree by coursework.