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Master of Arts

Course Description

We support several areas of research expertise including archaeology, communication and media studies, historical studies, linguistics, literary studies, philosophy, political science and sociology.

The thesis for a research Masters degree normally must not exceed 50,000 words. After two years of study, you may be permitted to transfer into a PhD if your work is judged to be of sufficient scope and merit.

Access more information on our research centres and institutes, visit our website - http://www.latrobe.edu.au/research/institutes

English Language Requirements

IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fee costs for international students is indicated for each course above. There are also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.


Visit the Master of Arts page on the La Trobe University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You must have an Australian Bachelors degree with Honours at H2A level or higher, or approved international equivalent. If youhave Honours at H2B level, or equivalent, you may still be considered in some instances.

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