The degree is awarded on the successful examination of a thesis based on original research. The faculty offers a wide choice of research areas (see below). There is a coursework component to this degree, consisting of a Research Methods unit of study, but by no means is it a major component.
The degree may be taken on either a full-time or part-time basis. The minimum period of candidature will be one year with a maximum of two years for students enrolled on a full-time basis. For students enrolled on a part-time basis, the minimum period of candidature is two years, and four years maximum.
Candidates complete a 6 credit point unit of study on research methods plus courses or units of study which may be prescribed by the head of the discipline. You will carry out supervised research on a topic approved by the Faculty on the recommendation of the head of the discipline and write a thesis embodying the results of this research that passes examination.