Master of Arts in Australia

Master of Arts in Australia

bog
Tn AryalTue Nov 23 2021

Master of Arts in Australia is a research degree with no coursework components in most of the universities offering this program. This course caters to entrepreneurship skills, creative thinking, reasking skills, innovation, and research skills amongst the students. 

Arts comprehends a huge range of sectors and subjects like the entertainment industry, cultural policies, geography, governance, religion, public relations, history and so much more. 

As a result, international students from a wide range of academic backgrounds can pursue further studies in Arts. 

Additionally, Arts degrees create career opportunities for aspirants in sectors of policy, education, research and several other industries. 

In Australia, the cost of studying for a Master of Arts ranges from AUD 25,000 to AUD 45,000. This course is generally 2 years long, however, some could be 1, 1.5 or 2.5 years long as well. 

After completing masters in Arts, you could work in 

  • Management level position in governmental or private institutions. 
  • National and international projects and organizations of different sectors like education, research institutes, art galleries, conferences and so on. 
  • Colleges and Universities as a lecturer. 
  • Academic Journal, entertainment medias

Why study Master of Arts in Australia? 

  • There are numerous majors and arts degrees you can pursue in Australia depending on your interest. 
  • Master in Arts in Australia is backed up by numerous partial or full scholarships, and other financial aids such as stipends in Australia. 
  • Some of the best global art programs at the graduate level such as Master of Arts (MA) in Classical Archaeology, Master of Arts in Creative Writing, MA in Photography Program, Master of Fine Arts- Film Television, etc are available in Australia. 

Top Universities for Master of Arts in Australia

In the table below, the best universities in Australia for Arts and Humanities courses according to US News and World Report are mentioned: 

Global Ranking

University

Location

12

University of Sydney

Sydney, Australia

16

University of Melbourne

Parkville, Australia

20

Australian National University

Canberra, Australia

34

Macquarie University

North Ryde, Australia

42

University of Queensland Australia

Brisbane, Australia

63

University of New South Wales

Kensington, Australia

64

Monash University

Clayton, Australia

123

La Trobe University

Melbourne

126

Griffith University

Nathan

127

Western Sydney University

Penrith

Majors and specializations that you can pick from

  • Creative Writing
  • Music Composition
  • Environmental Advocacy
  • Theatre Performance
  • Water Sustainability:
  • Political and International Studies
  • Media and Communications
  • Peace Studies
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Design
  • Sociology
  • Studies in Religion
  • Philosophy
  • History
  • Geography
  • Production
  • Social Practice and Community Engagement
  • Medieval and Modern European Studies

Master of Arts fees for international students in Australia

University

Annual Tuition fees in AUD

Monash University

36,400

University of New England

28,216

University of Sydney

44,000

University of Tasmania

32,912

Griffith University

34,000

University of Melbourne

37,952

University of Sunshine Coast

29,000

RMIT University

34,560

Bond University

33,794

University of Western Australia

33,800

Entry Requirements for Master of Arts in Australia

Victoria University

  • Course Name: Master of Arts (Research)
  • Course duration: 2 years (could be 1.5 years long in special circumstances)
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band
    • TOEFL: Overall 92, with a minimum of 22 in each band
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to behold a minimum of Bachelor degree (generally with a distinction average in the final year of study)

Monash University

  • Course name: Research Masters Degree (Arts)
  • Course duration: 2 years 
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each band
    • TOEFL: Overall 94, with a minimum of 20 in listening, 19 in reading, 20 in speaking and 24 in writing. 
    • PTE: Overall 65, with no section score less than 58.
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to hold a minimum of a Bachelor degree from an Australian institute or international equivalent with a minimum of 65%. 
  • Applicants need to send a research proposal of 200-300 words.

University of New England

  • Course Name: Master of Arts (around 30 majors available)
  • Course duration: 1/ 1.5/ 2 years 
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to hold a minimum of a Bachelor degree from an Australian institute or international equivalent or graduate certificate or graduate diploma in a relevant discipline. 

 Deakin University

  • Course Name: Master of Arts (Higher degree research)
  • Course duration: 2 years 
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each band
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to hold a minimum of a Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline at a higher AQF level. 
  • Intakes: March, July and November

University of Sydney

  • Course Name: Master of Fine Arts 
  • Course duration: 2 years 
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band
    • TOEFL: Overall 85, with a minimum of 17 in listening, reading, speaking and 19 in writing. 
    • PTE: Overall 61, with no section score less than 54.
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to hold a minimum of a Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline with a minimum of 65%.
  • A research proposal (3-5 pages long) alongside application
  • Intakes: March, July 

University of Tasmania

  • Course Name: Master of Arts 
  • Course duration: 1.5 to 2 years 
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each band
    • TOEFL: Overall 94, with a minimum of 20 in listening, and reading, 26 in speaking and writing. 
    • PTE: Overall 65, with no section score less than 58.
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to hold a minimum of an honours degree with a second class lower standard or master degree with a thesis. 
  • Applicants need to find and finalize a potential supervisor and proposed topic before applying. 

Griffith University

  • Course Name: Master of Arts in Visual Arts 
  • Course duration: 2 years 
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band
    • TOEFL: Overall 79, with a minimum of 19 in each sub-section. 
    • PTE: Overall 58, with no section score less than 50.
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to hold a minimum of a Bachelor degree or graduate certificate in a cognate discipline. 
  • Description of research or practical projects. 

University of Melbourne

  • Course Name: Master of Fine Arts (Research)
  • Course duration: 2 years 
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in each band. 
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to hold a minimum of a Bachelor degree with a minimum of 75% in relevant sectors. As long as applicants have 2 years of experience in relevant fields, they can apply despite having an irrelevant bachelor degree. 
  • A research proposal (that includes title, objectives, outline of what you intend to do, bibliography etc)  alongside application

University of Sunshine Coast

  • Course Name: Master of Arts 
  • Course duration: 1.5 to 2 years 
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band
    • TOEFL: Overall 85, with a minimum of 21 in writing. 
    • PTE: Overall 58, with no section score less than 54.
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to hold a Bachelor degree with at least Honours Class 2 Division II. 

RMIT University

  • Course Name: Master of Fine Art
  • Course duration: 2 years 
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Overall 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band
    • TOEFL: Overall 79, with a minimum of 12 in listening, 13 in reading, 18 in speaking and 21 in writing. 
    • PTE: Overall 58, with no section score less than 50.
  • Academic Requirements: Applicants need to successfully complete an Australian Bachelor degree 
  • Applicants need to find and finalize a potential supervisor and proposed topic before applying. 

Master of Arts in Australia: Scholarships for international students

University

Scholarship

Value

University of Melbourne

Melbourne Welcome Grant

Varies

Graduate Research Scholarship

Up to 100% waiver in tuition fees. 

Melbourne Access Scholarship

Up to AUD 15,000

Graduate Research in Arts Travel Scheme (GRATs)

Up to AUD 2,000

Melbourne Accommodation Bursary

Up to AUD 15,000 per year. 

RMIT University

International Tuition Fee Scholarships

Value: Tuition fees and OSHC 

Eligibility: Applicants need to receive 80% or higher. 

Research Stipend Scholarship

Value: A stipend of AUD 31,885

Eligibility: Applicants should be applying for a research-based program and have a minimum of 80%. 

Career opportunities after arts degree in Australia

Depending upon the specialization you pick for the master in Arts, you can make a lucrative career in the following areas upon your graduation.

  • Public relations
  • Foreign affairs
  • Overseas aid and development agencies
  • Political and social advocacy
  • Journalism
  • Criminal justice.

According to Payscale, these are some jobs and salaries of those currently in Australia. 

Job Title

Range

Average

Marketing Coordinator

AU$47k - AU$69k

AU$56,957

Operations Manager

AU$54k - AU$150k

AU$83,464

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

AU$100k - AU$267k (Estimated *)

AU$165,209

Executive Assistant

AU$47k - AU$81k (Estimated *)

AU$61,642

Editor

AU$45k - AU$79k (Estimated *)

AU$56,452

Communications Manager

AU$61k - AU$122k (Estimated *)

AU$85,124

General / Operations Manager

AU$53k - AU$138k (Estimated *)

AU$84,202

Secondary School Teacher

AU$59k - AU$114k (Estimated *)

AU$85,432

Digital Designer

AU$62k - AU$99k (Estimated *)

AU$78,484

Administration Assistant

AU$40k - AU$64k (Estimated *)

AU$50,899

Management Consultant

AU$55k - AU$151k (Estimated *)

AU$90,701

Project Coordinator, (Unknown Type / General)

AU$54k - AU$106k (Estimated *)

AU$73,530

Graphic Designer

AU$37k - AU$66k (Estimated *)

AU$48,213



Related Posts :

blog

Where to find an Internship in Australia?

Internships opportunities in Australia could either be paid or unpaid, part time, full time or contractual – this depends on the nature of the job as well as on the advertising company. These could al
Trisha DahalFri Dec 04 2020
blog

Skills you will gain through studies in Australia

Australia is considered to be one of the best study destinations for international students in terms of their career, settlement and future. It allows student to learn about Australian education syste
Trisha DahalMon Dec 14 2020