Masters by Research

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BABS HDR Information Handbook

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.

It is essential for you to have identified a BABS supervisor who has agreed to take you on as a student prior to applying. Advice regarding finding a BABS supervisor is available here.

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

Further information can be obtained from the Graduate Research School (GRS).

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 is normally 2 years full-time in duration (96 UOC) and requires 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

Applicants may view the application procedures on the GRS website.

Application deadlines are available here.