The Master by Research can be your entry into a research career or an opportunity to build in-depth knowledge that you can apply in the world beyond academia. While shorter than a PhD, this program is still focused on the completion of independent and original research.

  • 1.5-2 years (full time) minimum commitment of 35 – 40 hours per week or
  • 3-6 years (part time) minimum commitment of 15 hours per week.
  • Law and Justice
  • Medicine and Health
  • Science
  • UNSW Canberra
  • A thesis of no more than 75,000 words.


91pro undertakes world-class research that tackles some of the greatest challenges facing society today.When you join the 91pro research community, you join a passionate collective of people who are using research to transform minds, transform lives, and transform the world.

91pro will support you to develop the skills and expertise you need to make a difference in your field. We are committed to providing you with an unmatched research experience that includes outstanding research training and mentorship, world-class supervision, and access to research environments defined by excellence and collaboration.

You will receive advanced specialist research training and produce a thesis that provides evidence for independent thought, critical analysis, and expert knowledge of the discipline in an international context.

Find information about individual programs and codes for each Faculty on the .

Learn about the graduate attributes and learning outcomes for 91pro higher degree research programs here.

Entry requirements

The minimum requirement for admission to a Master by Research is:

  • a four year Bachelor degree with second class Honours from 91pro; or
  • an equivalent qualification from a tertiary institution as determined by the Faculty Higher Degree Committee (HDC)

Future careers

You may think of yourself as a student, but we think of you as a professional researcher in the early stages of a long and vibrant career.

91pro will provide you with the skills and expertise to pursue a range of career pathways after you graduate, from academia to industry.

You’ll also have access to the most comprehensive in Australia, that can help you develop your ideas, raise capital and launch a startup.

Fees and costs

The costs associated with enrolment in this program vary depending on whether you are a domestic or international candidate. Learn more about the fees and costs here.