Master's Degree in Australia

Top Masters Degrees in Australia 2017

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Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

Earning an advanced degree such as a Master offers the ability to increase your skill set and possibly improve your employment chances at the same time. Master programs may be offered online or part-time, so students can pursue their education in a manner that is convenient for them.

 

Australia has seven of the top 100 institution of higher learning in the world! Australia sits above the likes of Germany, the Netherlands and Japan, placing eighth in the Universitas 2012 U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems.

Master's Programs in Australia

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Master of Biological Sciences (MBS)

The Australian National University | Science
Campus Full time January 2018 Australia Canberra

The ANU Master of Biological Sciences is a flexible coursework program that can be tailored to suit your specific educational goals. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Australia 2017. A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment Understanding biological science is integral to solving some of the greatest challenges facing humanity; from the threat of climate change, pests and disease to increasing pressures on global food supplies. Whether your interests are broad or unique, ANU offers a range of postgraduate programs to extend your skills in biosciences and help you find creative and innovative solutions to these challenges. The ANU Master of Biological Sciences is a flexible coursework program that can be tailored to suit your specific educational goals. Make an enquiry directly with ANU Our program allows you to specialise in a particular area of biology such as biomedical sciences, ecology and evolution, genetics, plant sciences and biochemistry. Alternatively, you can utilise the program to provide a broad overview of biological sciences today. Our practical classes refresh your traditional techniques while developing your skills and knowledge in new cutting edge techniques. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to: demonstrate high level knowledge in the area of their study; apply their knowledge in biological sciences to new problems; interpret, synthesize and critically analyse published literature of relevance to biological sciences; demonstrate basic laboratory skills that are commonly used in biological sciences research; perform experimental work under guidance, interpret and analyse results, write reports; clearly communicate theory and results in both written and oral formats to specialist and non-specialist audiences.... [-]

Master of Legal Administration

Bond University
Campus Full time 54  January 2018 Australia Robina

The Master of Legal Administration offers students with a non-law undergraduate degree the opportunity to attain postgraduate qualifications in law. [+]

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Completion of an undergraduate program (or equivalent) at an approved Australian institution. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION The Master of Legal Administration offers students with a non-law undergraduate degree the opportunity to attain postgraduate qualifications in law. Students may complete a generalist degree or elect to specialise in a particular area of law, combined with up to four postgraduate subjects from other disciplines. PROGRAM STRUCTURE The Master of Legal Administration comprises 12 subjects: Compulsory Law Subjects (4) Advanced Legal Reasoning, Research and Writing Australian Legal System Principles of Contractual Liability PLUS Principles of Tortious Liability OR Criminal Law and Procedure A Law Electives (4) Students must choose four subjects from the list of postgraduate law subjects. General Electives (4) Students in the Master of Legal Administration may also undertake additional law electives or take up to four postgraduate subjects from other disciplines, such as Business, Humanities, Social Sciences or Communication and Media. PROFESSIONAL OUTCOMES This degree does not qualify a graduate for admission as a legal practitioner; rather, the program is intended for students from other fields and professions who wish to supplement their knowledge of law in a particular area. [-]

Master of Banking and Finance Law

Melbourne Law School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4  February 2018 Australia Melbourne + 1 more

The Melbourne Law Masters is a graduate law program of the highest quality, available to law and non-law graduates. The specialisation in banking and finance law is designed to provide students, practitioners and other professionals with a sophisticated understanding of the legal and regulatory framework for the Australian and international financial sector. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Australia 2017. The Melbourne Law Masters is a graduate law program of the highest quality, available to law and non-law graduates. The specialisation in banking and finance law is designed to provide students, practitioners and other professionals with a sophisticated understanding of the legal and regulatory framework for the Australian and international financial sector. Most subjects have a practical focus. Subject choice includes banking (eg lending and banking products), funds management, finance transactions, superannuation, financial services and capital markets. Learning Outcomes Graduates of the Master of Banking and Finance Law will: Have an advanced and integrated understanding of the complex body of knowledge in the field of banking and finance law, including: the legal and regulatory architecture of the Australian and international financial sector across a range of subject areas; key legal issues governing relationships between financial services providers and their customers, and the theory and practice of prudential and market integrity/consumer protection regulation of financial services; and the impact of globalisation, e-commerce and regulatory reform on the provision of financial services in Australia and internationally. Have expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills that equip them to independently: analyse, critically reflect on and synthesise complex information, concepts and theories in the field of banking and finance law; research and apply such information, concepts and theories to the relevant body of knowledge and practice; and interpret and transmit their knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences. Apply their knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, expert... [-]

CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM)

CEMS - The Global Alliance in Management Education
Campus Full time September 2017 Australia Sydney

The CEMS MIM is a postgraduate, pre-experience degree open to a select group of students enrolled on a Master’s programme in one of 28 leading institutions [+]

CEMS MIM Master’s in International Management 

CEMS is a strategic alliance of business schools, multinational companies and NGOs that together offer the CEMS Master's in International Management (MIM). The CEMS administrative officeis located on the HEC campus close to Paris, with the programme and corporate relations being managed by a dedicated team within each member school. You will find all CEMS member universities by using the keywords "CEMS" in the Master in Management Compasssearch engine or by clicking on the CEMS partners list below.

The CEMS MIM is a pre-experience postgraduate degree open to multilingual students enrolled in a Master's in Management program at one of the CEMS member schools. Students study at their home university for one semester and then spend a second semester at a different CEMS member school. Some students may even opt to take both semesters abroad, in two different schools (the “tri-national track”). Other key components of the course include: core courses in Strategy and Cross-Cultural Management, elective courses, skill seminars, business project and an obligatory international internship.... [-]


Master of Business France-Australia Dual Degree

IPAG Business School
Campus September 2017 Australia Sydney

Each of the Newcastle master’s programmes incorporates a special focus on the Asia-Pacific markets and their importance in the global business environment. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Australia 2017. Presentation This valued partnership between Ipag Business School and the University of Newcastle enables students to pursue a double degree in one of three areas: Master of Business, Master of Marketing, Master of Human Resource Management. Each of the Newcastle master’s programmes incorporates a special focus on the Asia-Pacific markets and their importance in the global business environment. These three masters are designed for students who have graduated from a broad spectrum of business programmes and who wish to upgrade and update their knowledge and skills for the new global business world. Students will develop strategic management competencies in the main decision-making areas of their programme and examine new issues in the modern business environment. This programme is taught in English and consist of two components: 1st semester at Ipag Business School Nice, 2nd semester at Newcastle University. [-]

Master of Intellectual Property

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 1.5 - 2.5  January 2018 Australia Sydney + 1 more

UTS has established expertise in and a reputation for providing courses relevant to the needs of the patent and trade mark professions. The UTS Master of Intellectual Property is the first at an Australian university that fulfils the entire educational requirements for registration as a registered trade marks attorney and patent attorney in Australia under the relevant regulations. [+]

The unique feature of this course is that it may be undertaken entirely online, removing the need for students to attend face-to-face classes.

This course provides graduates with an understanding of the principles of the registered trade mark system, the protection of unregistered marks and related forms of protection against misleading or unfair trading conduct in Australia. In addition, graduates understand the content and implication of a patent specification, enabling them to advise upon possible questions of infringement, validity and compliance.

Depending on the subjects taken, graduates may seek registration as a trade mark attorney and/or patent attorney in Australia. Arts administrators or media professionals may enhance career options through building expertise in the commercialisation or management of intellectual property assets. Other career options include patent and trade marks attorney, IP lawyer, IP portfolio manager, policy maker and government regulator.... [-]


Master in Leadership and Management

Avondale College of Higher Education
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 18  March 2018 Australia Cooranbong Wahroonga + 2 more

The challenge of leadership and management in various types of organisations has become more demanding and complex. Adapting to rapidly changing business environments calls for a more sophisticated set of skills and abilities from leaders and managers. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Australia 2017. The challenge of leadership and management in various types of organisations has become more demanding and complex. Adapting to rapidly changing business environments calls for a more sophisticated set of skills and abilities from leaders and managers. Church-related, not-for-profit organisations and other organisations require effective leadership informed by the social sciences and a developing body of knowledge concerning management, leadership and organisations. A Master of Leadership and Management focuses on providing advanced training in management theory and practice, emphasising the ethical, moral and spiritual dimensions of leadership and management. Duration One-and-a-half years full-time or the equivalent part-time. Part-time students typically progress at the rate of three or four units per year. Credit points Twelve units totalling 72 credit points Mode of delivery A blended learning approach, utilising the online learning platform Moodle, is adopted for the delivery of most of the units, comprising off-campus learning components and a residential session at Avondale College of Higher Education (Lake Macquarie Campus), or other designated centre, in July each year. The residential session provides opportunity for students to be involved in significant student-lecturer and student-student interaction. Lecturers and the course coordinator are available to communicate with students by phone or email. Title Master of Leadership and Management Abbreviation: MLM Accreditation The course is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and may be offered to Australian students or international students (CRICOS Number 062227A). International students are subject to regulations outlined in the ESOS National... [-]

Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management

The Hotel School Sydney & Melbourne
Campus Full time November 2017 Australia Sydney Melbourne + 1 more

The Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management is the course for individuals looking to operate global hospitality and tourism operations at the highest level. Your existing skills and experience will provide the building blocks for high-level theory and practical learnings in a competitive global industry. This course will set you on a path toward a highly rewarding career on a global stage as a master in tourism management and hotel management. [+]

Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management The Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management is the course for individuals looking to operate global hospitality and tourism operations at the highest level. Your existing skills and experience will provide the building blocks for high-level theory and practical learnings in a competitive global industry. This course will set you on a path toward a highly rewarding career on a global stage as a master in tourism management and hotel management. Your management and leadership skills will become highly refined. In the Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management, you will learn how to react to a variety of challenging situations while managing an exceptional experience for guests and visitors. You will learn to develop and implement hotel/tourism strategy to ensure the success of business goals at a global level with a deep understanding of how hospitality markets operate in different locations relevant to your business. You will learn how to operate hotels, tourism organisations, events, festivals, conventions and a variety of other hospitality-related situations to the highest standard. This master degree in tourism, hospitality and hotel management will provide you with lifelong learning skills, creativity and cultural competencies along with communications skills for a dynamic and global career. Course summary 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent# Sydney or Melbourne International students welcome 3 intakes per year: February, July, November 16 subjects / 192 credit points FEE-HELP available CRICOS code: 086101F Internships offered Course units Core & electives Food and Beverage Management... [-]

Master of Engineering

Western Sydney University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4  January 2018 Australia Sydney Bankstown Campbelltown Lower Hawkesbury Blacktown Rydalmere Penrith + 7 more

The Master of Engineering has been designed to meet Engineers Australia professional accreditation requirements. It enables professionals in Engineering and recent graduates to adapt to a dynamically developing and changing technological environment through the upgrading of their skills and knowledge. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Australia 2017. From 2017 the Master of Engineering will be offered at Parramatta campus and will no longer be offered at Penrith campus. The Master of Engineering has been designed to meet Engineers Australia professional accreditation requirements. It enables professionals in Engineering and recent graduates to adapt to a dynamically developing and changing technological environment through the upgrading of their skills and knowledge. The course provides students with training opportunities to foster a culture of life-long learning. Graduates of the course will have a firm foundation to further build their skills as their specialised professional field evolves. Advanced standing may be granted for relevant prior studies. The Master of Engineering enables professionals and recent graduates to adapt to a dynamic technological environment by upgrading their engineering skills and knowledge. This two-year program enables you to pursue a specialisation in civil, environmental, computer, electrical, telecommunications or mechatronic engineering. For western Sydney, engineering is of critical importance. The area is recognised by industrialists and developers as suitable for enormous expansion and with great industrial potential. For example, the M7 toll road in Sydney's south-west was the result of a joint research project between Western Sydney University and the Maunsell SMEC design team. Privately financed at $1.5 billion, the 40km road links the M5, M4 and M2 Motorways and is an essential part of transport in greater Sydney. The Centre for Infrastructure Engineering (opens in new window)Opens in a new window is the first of its kind in Australia... [-]

Master of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

La Trobe University
Campus Full time March 2018 Australia Melbourne

This is a unique laboratory-based course that aims to equip you with the skills youll need to succeed in the rapidly developing field of biotechnology. The curriculum covers key elements of biotechnology and the manipulation of molecular biological data. [+]

Biotechnology is becoming increasingly central to a variety of industries, including medicine, diagnostics, agriculture, environmental protection, food technology and renewable resources technology. Bioinformatics is an exciting area of science, focusing on the interface of molecular biology and information technology. It uses the power of computing to tackle biological and medical problems. This is a unique laboratory-based course that aims to equip you with the skills youll need to succeed in the rapidly developing field of biotechnology. The curriculum covers key elements of biotechnology and the manipulation of molecular biological data. The course has a strong research focus and offers you the opportunity to work in a specifically designed laboratory, take part in industry visits and participate in mutlitple weekly practicals. English Language Requirements IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0. TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English). TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22. La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website. English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score... [-]

Master of Philosophy (Electromaterials)

Deakin University - Institute for Frontier Materials
Campus Full time Part time March 2018 Australia Melbourne Wollongong + 2 more

Would you like to discover new materials and develop smart devices to help solve some of today’s most challenging global problems? [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Australia 2017. Study for a Research Masters Degree in Australia Would you like to discover new materials and develop smart devices to help solve some of today’s most challenging global problems? This is your chance. As a student in the world-first Master of Philosophy (Electromaterials) course, your study will be hands-on – discovering new materials, using cutting-edge characterisation techniques and assembling new materials into electrochemical devices for applications in clean energy, health or advanced manufacturing. You’ll be working with leading, world-renowned researchers in electromaterials through the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science. You’ll choose from a variety of unique research projects – anything from medical bionics to sustainable energy generation, robotic hands to solar water splitting and the next generation of battery designs. The Institute for Frontier Materials at Deakin University has teamed up with the University of Wollongong to offer this unique opportunity. Core units will be streamed live between the two campuses, so you get the best of both worlds. Find out more about how you can play a part in developing solutions for global issues through the Master of Philosophy (Electromaterials). Students in the M(Phil) Electromaterials will be hosted by the Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM) and work as part of a team with IFM researchers, developing innovative solutions for the clean energy, human health and next generation manufacturing industries. ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) The Federal Government funded ACES through the Australian Research Council in 2014 to turn... [-]

Master of Teaching (Secondary) MMET

University of South Australia
Campus Full time January 2018 Australia Adelaide

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) qualifies graduates to apply an advanced body of knowledge in a range of contexts and with the professional capacities to be creatively and innovatively responsive to the changing and challenging demands of being educators of learners in the secondary school years from Year 8 to Year 12. [+]

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) qualifies graduates to apply an advanced body of knowledge in a range of contexts and with the professional capacities to be creatively and innovatively responsive to the changing and challenging demands of being educators of learners in the secondary school years from Year 8 to Year 12. UniSA is ranked in the World Top 150 for Education in the 2017 QS Subject Rankings. Overview The Master of Teaching is a two-year program at the University of South Australia. The Secondary specialisation can be completed in 18 months in an accelerated mode. The Secondary specialisation is taught at Mawson Lakes campus. Applicants require a three-year degree from a recognised tertiary institution and two learning areas in their undergraduate degree from the following learning areas: Arts (Dance, Drama, Music, Media Arts or Visual Arts), English, Mathematics, Health and Physical Education, Humanities and Social Sciences (History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship or Economics and Business), Languages, Design and Technology and Science. The specialisation prepares graduates to teach in two learning areas for Years Eight to Twelve. All students undertake at least 60 days placement in sites and schools which must be completed on a full-time basis. [-]

Master of Professional Practicing Accounting

Melbourne Polytechnic
Campus Full time February 2018 Australia Melbourne

Advance your accounting skills and business acumen into research, further learning or professional practice, with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Master of Professional and Practising Accounting (MPPA). [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Australia 2017. Advance your accounting skills and business acumen into research, further learning or professional practice, with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Master of Professional and Practising Accounting (MPPA). Designed for progressive, hardworking, business-minded graduates and for those wanting to excel in the professional accounting field, the MPPA offers a plethora of employment opportunities, from working as an academic to a CFO, in any corner of the globe! Keep up, move on and get ahead The global business world is evolving at an ever increasing rate. Companies want professionals who are able to identify trends and propose corporate adaptations that ensure financial and operational viability. Opportunities to undertake Master level studies in Professional and Practising Accounting with a broad grasp of corporate, national and global business environments are rare. We offer the MPPA as an effective route to generate professional accounting capabilities for managers. You’ll develop the multidisciplinary skills necessary to make significant contributions to: corporate planning data informatio and knowledge management leadership of management teams development of corporate policy Contributions to corporate planning are especially relevant to the acquisition and exploitation of new capabilities and their longer term impact. You’ll be able to demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills with: creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning a high level of personal autonomy and accountability effective execution of substantial research-based projects Exit Points You’re able to exit the course after one year with a Graduate Diploma of Professional and Practising Accounting,... [-]

Master of Professional Accounting (MPAC)

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Campus or Online Full time Part time 2 - 6  February 2018 Australia Toowoomba Springfield Australia Online + 3 more

If you want to become an accountant and already have a bachelor or 8-unit non-accounting master's degree , the Master of Professional Accounting will get you there. The emphasis is on practical experience and preparing you thoroughly for the accounting profession through this master’s conversion program. [+]

Accounting is critical Accounting is a critical component of any company or institution. Accounting as a profession has seen a major shift in recent decades, from a strictly financial focus of economic accountability to a more complex role within business organisations and management. The accounting profession has also expanded to include areas such as information systems, insolvency and forensic investigations. Change to a career in accounting If you want to become an accountant and already have a bachelor or 8-unit non-accounting master's degree, the Master of Professional Accounting will get you there. The emphasis is on practical experience and preparing you thoroughly for the accounting profession through this master’s conversion program. Professional accreditation Graduates of the Master of Professional Accounting will meet the educational entrance requirements of both the CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), as long as a certain list of subjects are studied. This provides Associate membership of CPA Australia, eligibility to study the CPA Australia professional exams and eligibility to study the CAANZ professional exams. Successful completion of the Master of Professional Accounting can qualify students for exemptions from the Fundamental level (9 papers) of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exams. For further details please refer to the ACCA website. Career outcomes You will graduate as a qualified accountant, your career opportunities may include public accountant, chartered accountant, company accountant, company secretary, financial administrator, investment advisor, forensic accountant, in the government (in the tax department, audit office, treasury and local government),... [-]

Master of Professional Accounting (12 subjects)

Charles Sturt University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 18 - 36  July 2017 Australia Port Macquarie + 1 more

Designed to build upon previous non-accounting undergraduate studies and work experience, our program complements existing qualifications with a professional accounting qualification designed to meet the academic requirements of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and CPA Australia. [+]

Best Master's Degrees in Australia 2017. CSU's accredited Master of Professional Accounting is an ideal platform for a dynamic and exciting business career. Designed to build upon previous non-accounting undergraduate studies and work experience, our program complements existing qualifications with a professional accounting qualification designed to meet the academic requirements of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and CPA Australia. Why study this course? As well as meeting the academic requirements of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and CPA Australia, CSU's Master of Professional Accounting provides practical and relevant skills, opening the way to many vocational choices in areas of financial management, public practice, commerce and industry, government and semi-government organisations and accounting education. Our program is via online study, or international students may choose on campus study at our Port Macquarie campus or with the CSU Study Centres in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney. Online students will have subjects taught using a range of blended learning techniques, which may include online study materials, video-captured lectures, online meetings, subject forums and additional study resources. You can also fast-track your degree by completing up to four subjects per session. The Master of Professional Accounting will prepare you to: undertake and evaluate the conceptual basis of accounting and financial decision-making understand, evaluate and apply the principles of current accounting practice recognise and analyse the impact of the business environment on accounting theory and its application, including the regulatory requirements controlling the accounting process. Admission information Master of Professional Accounting (12... [-]