24 months
28000 AUD/year
23600 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Applied Arts and Humanities (Research) from University of Canberra is a full-time or part-time course which sees you working with highly qualified researchers with strong industry connections on a research thesis or creative project.  

Visit the official programme website for more information


Fields you can choose to explore include: communication, journalism, creative writing, culture and heritage, industrial design, visual communication design, architecture, landscape architecture, TESOL/FLT or international studies.

You will develop a deep knowledge of recent developments in your chosen area, as you work to produce a research thesis of up to 60,000 words, or a non-traditional research output, such as a creative work or design which addresses a research question plus accompanying critical essay. 

This unique and flexible degree encourages multidisciplinary research that mirrors the dynamic nature of today’s professions and aims to give you a creative edge in your future career. 

As a Higher Degree by Research (HDR), this course is covered under the Australian Government's Research Training Program (RTP) funding model, which provides a fee offset for domestic students for the standard duration of the course.

Study a Master of Applied Arts and Humanities (Research) from University of Canberra and you will:

  • receive structured training in research methods
  • exhibit advanced knowledge of research principles and skills appropriate to one or more fields
  • be part of an exciting community of researchers and research students in a dynamic and diverse faculty
  • articulate your findings to your research and industry peers
  • demonstrate an ability to communicate with the community of researchers within UC and the professions to create opportunities for research cooperation.

Career opportunities

  • Academic
  • Arts policy analyst
  • Creative writer
  • Filmmaker
  • Digital artist
  • Cultural heritage professional

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Arts and Humanities Thesis Design
  • Arts and Humanities Research 
  • Creative Practice Research
  • Social Research Design   

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normal UC requirements for admission to a higher degree by research course. Applicants must have studied and/or have had work experience in the field in which they seek to carry out research: can be demonstrated by testamur or by portfolio of work demonstrating subject matter knowledge/experience.

CRICOS Code: 085964M  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28000 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    23600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23600 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 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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