Masters by Research

Entrance Requirements

The minimum requirement for admission to a Masters by Research is a relevant 4-year Bachelor’s degree with Honours that includes a substantial research component; 
with the consent of the potential supervisor, a qualification or combination of qualifications considered to be equivalent by the Faculty of Science Higher Degree Committee.

To be accepted into the Masters by Research program, you must identify a BABS supervisor and obtain their agreement to take you on as a research student prior to applying.

Applicants must provide evidence that their English language ability meets the minimum requirements for admission: English language requirements.

Program Objectives

Each Masters program is an advanced area of study where graduates may obtain specialist knowledge in a particular area of science. These research programs focus on training students to be innovative and independent. Students are required to dedicate most of their time to research and the preparation of a Masters thesis.

Research Programs

Program Requirements

The BABS Masters by Research program requires a minimum of three academic sessions of full-time study and preparation of a written thesis. The length of a Masters research thesis normally should not exceed 75,000 words. Once completed, the thesis is examined by members of the Australian and international scientific academic community.

Scholarship Opportunities

UNSW scholarship details are available here. BABS also provides support to students which is detailed here. 

How to Apply

Read more about a Masters by Research on the UNSW Graduate Research School website.

Read how to apply and enrol for a Research Degree on the Grauate Research School website.