24 months
38400 AUD/year
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The Master of Design (Architecture and Design) from RMIT University may be undertaken in a project or thesis mode. This decision is made in consultation with your supervisor.     

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The School of Architecture and Urban Design is widely recognised for innovative leadership and contribution to excellence in design research.

At RMIT we contend that research is conducted through designing and that the process of designing, as a means of increasing knowledge, parallels research in other areas in fascinating ways.

Research candidates are supported and engaged in communities of design practice where learning is fundamentally a social phenomenon; where knowledge is integrated in the life of these communities that share interests, discourses and ways of doing things.

As a graduate you will demonstrate the application of these knowledge and skills:    

  • with creativity and initiative to new situations and/or for further learning
  • with high-level personal autonomy and accountability
  • to plan and execute a substantial piece of research.


This Master of Design (Architecture and Design) from RMIT University will provide you with a foundation for further studies at PhD level and for employment in senior leadership and management research-based positions in a variety of government, non-government and corporate environments.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Strategies
  • Creative Practice Research Strategies
  • Qualitative Research Techniques 
  • Quantitative Research Techniques  
  • Masters Research 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details
  • Start date: Continuous  


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On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • 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

  • a bachelor degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant discipline awarded with honours. 
  • evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and/or experience that satisfies the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Training and Development or nominee that the applicant has developed knowledge of the field of study or cognate field and the potential for research sufficient to undertake the proposed program.
  • CRICOS number: 079688K     

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 38400 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • Domestic: Research Training Scheme 

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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