Research pathway

All four masters in the School of Media, Film and Journalism include a Research Pathway option which can lead to potential PhD study. Masters student stands smiling and talking to another person. She is wearing a khaki green jacket with fur collar and a head scarf.

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To keep your options open for potential PhD study in the future, all School of Media, Film and Journalism Master’s programs include the option to complete research training and a scholarly thesis, also known as a Research Pathway.

Undertaking the Research Pathway means you will be completing the minimum requirements to be eligible to apply for Higher Degree Research, should you choose to pursue a PhD at a later time after completion of your Master’s degree.

The Research Pathway can be undertaken instead of a capstone subject, and requires the completion of a 15-18,000-word thesis written under the supervision of an academic in the school. It consists of units APG5084 Designing research and APG5849/APG5850 Research thesis parts A and B.

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