Course Details


Masters Degree

Study Load

Full Time

Course Location

Australian Capital Territory

University of Canberra

Master of Applied Arts & Humanities (Research)

The Master of Applied Arts and Humanities (Research) is a full-time or part-time course which sees you working with highly qualified researchers with strong industry connections on a research thesis or creative project. Fields you can choose to explore include: communication, journalism, creative writing, culture and heritage, industrial design, visual communication design, architecture, landscape architecture, TESOL/FLT or international studies. You will develop a deep knowledge of recent developments in your chosen area, as you work to produce a research thesis of up to 60,000 words, or a non-traditional research output, such as a creative work or design which addresses a research question plus accompanying critical essay. This unique and flexible degree encourages multidisciplinary research that mirrors the dynamic nature of today’s professions and aims to give you a creative edge in your future career. As a Higher Degree by Research (HDR), this course is covered under the Australian Government’s Research Training Program (RTP) funding model, which provides a fee offset for domestic students for the standard duration of the course.


48 credit points.Candidates are also required to complete a Research Education Program to acquire the generic skills and attributes identified as appropriate for graduates of postgraduate research programs at UC.


  • Applied Arts and Humanities Thesis Design PG
  • Arts and Humanities Research PG
  • Creative Practice Research PG
  • Social Research Design PG
  • plus more

Standard entry requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to a higher degree by research course. Applicants must have studied and/or have had work experience in the field in which they seek to carry out research: can be demonstrated by testamur or by portfolio of work demonstrating subject matter knowledge/experience.