24 months
38400 AUD/year
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Research and explore the boundaries of design thinking with an internationally recognised leader of design education and practice with this Master of Design from RMIT University.   

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The RMIT School of Design is a recognised as an international leader in education, research and practice. It is industry connected, socially grounded, and focused on the future practices of design.  

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

Research candidates are supported and engaged in communities of design practice that share interests, discourses, and ways of doing things.

Upon completion of this Master of Design from RMIT University , you will have:

  • knowledge and understanding of one or more disciplines
  • advanced knowledge of research methods relevant to your field 
  • theoretical knowledge and ability to reflect on critical theory


Completion of the Master of Design will provide you with a foundation for study at PhD level. It will also enable you to pursue employment in senior leadership positions, or research-based roles within government, non-government and corporate sectors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

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  


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a bachelor degree requiring at least four years of full-time study in a relevant discipline awarded with honours; or
  • 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: 099062A    

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.



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