Master of Arts (Advanced Seminar & Shorter Thesis)

  • CRICOS code: 080605G

Course overview

  • 2 years full time / 4 years part time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • January-June commencement - February


Challenge yourself through a degree that broadens your skill set and advances your career prospects. The Master of Arts (Advanced Seminar and Shorter Thesis) provides you the flexibility to pursue an area of humanities and social sciences that interests you. Produce a thesis (20,000-22,000 words) based on original research that reveals your awareness of the latest research and theoretical directions within your chosen discipline of humanities and social sciences.

The University of Melbourne provides research students with specialist support, including workshops, seminars and coursework leadership programs. You will cultivate high-level research and writing skills, and study coursework elements that enhance your research training experience.

Who is it for?

If you want to develop specialised knowledge in one or more areas that interest you, the Master of Arts (Advanced Seminar and Shorter Thesis) will provide you with an advanced understanding of the major issues experienced in your chosen field.

Usually undertaken over 18 months (full-time) or three years (part-time), successful completion of the Master of Arts (Advanced Seminar and Shorter Thesis) can act as a pathway to a Doctor of Philosophy – Arts degree. The Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences only accepts applications for Semester 1 commencement - there is no mid-year intake. You are expected to begin your degree by the first week of Semester 1.

More information

Please note: The Master of Arts (Advanced Seminar and Shorter Thesis) is currently available to those wishing to study in Philosophy only.