Masters Degrees

A Master’s degree qualifies individuals with advanced knowledge in a specific context of research, or it can be a pathway for further learning, professional practice or scholarship.

With a Masters you can choose from a range of subjects and papers that suit your interests. You will also need to meet the special requirements of your chosen degree.

The Master’s is now the normal pathway for bachelor degree graduates (check your eligibility). These qualifications usually require the completion of 180 points* at 500 level, including a research methods paper and independent research to the value of at least 30 points. A Masters is equivalent to a minimum of one calendar year of full-time study (or part-time equivalent).

If you think you might want to pursue doctoral study, you are strongly encouraged to include at least a two-paper dissertation (60 points). A one paper (30 points) directed study, a three paper thesis (90 points) or a four paper thesis (120 points) are also available.

Masters may be awarded with First Class (75%+), Second Class (first division) (68%-74%), Second Class (second division) (60-67%) or without a class of honours.

Applications for a Masters degree may be submitted at any time during the academic year, except for the Master of Counselling.

*Note:  If you already have an Honours degree or Postgraduate Diploma you may only need to complete 120 points at 500 level.

**The Master of Counselling requires completing 240 points, including significant professional practice.  

Note: A Master of Philosophy is at doctoral level.


Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies
Master of Counselling
Master of Education
Master of Education (Global Studies in Education)
Master of Education (Professional Learning)
Master of Educational Leadership
Master of Sport, Health and Human Performance Studies
Master of Teaching and Learning