24 months
40400 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Commerce (Research) offered at La Trobe University requires the submission of a thesis. Candidates can pursue research in corporate reporting, governance and accounting policy, public sector accounting, asset pricing and financial markets, corporate finance, or accounting.  

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There's never been a better time to build new skills and follow your passion. Apply now for the Master of Commerce (Research) offered at La Trobe University .

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Career outcomes  

This degree will help you will develop skills highly valued in a range of sectors, from academic research and higher education to industry, government and beyond. It can also serve as a pathway into a PhD.

Programme Structure

  • A range of work based learning opportunities are available, including internships, mentoring, and industry-linked projects.
  • Internships. Candidates who have successfully confirmed their candidature and who are making satisfactory progress may apply to participate in an internship at least one month before they submit their thesis. Refer to the Graduate Research Candidature Policy and associated information.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 055086A 


In order to apply for Masters by research candidature, you will normally require either:

  • the satisfactory completion of an Australian Bachelor's degree with an honours year with at least an H2A result in the relevant discipline
  • or
  • a qualification of La Trobe University or a recognised tertiary institution which is deemed by the Board of Graduate Research to be equivalent to the qualification specified in (a) above
  • or
  • a Bachelor's degree without honours strengthened by additional qualifications or the demonstrated possession of research skills or publications of an especially meritorious nature, approved by the Board of Graduate Research as an acceptable basis for admission to candidature. Some additional preliminary studies may need to be undertaken.
English language requirement
  • 6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40400 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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