MR-RURLMG v.1 Master of Philosophy (Rural Management)
Course CRICOS Code: 061519G
Registered full-time Duration: 2 Years
Master Degrees (Research) prepare students to apply advanced knowledge for research, scholarship and further learning corresponding to AQF level 9 qualifications.
This research course is designed to provide opportunities to develop special interests in selected areas of rural or agricultural management by means of a research dissertation. Students are required to conduct an applied research project in the area of agricultural or rural management. This includes presentation of a research proposal, collection and analysis of data and its presentation in the form of a dissertation.
Graduates are eligible for membership to the Australian Institute of Agriculture Science.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.
Course Overview Note
Areas of research reflect interests of the supervising staff and may include agribusiness, agricultural marketing, animal production, sustainable agriculture, agricultural production systems, agricultural economics, decision support systems, pasture management, resource management, fibre and related technologies, rural education and rural sociology.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Master Degree (Research) are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://research.curtin.edu.au/postgraduate-research/future-research-students/entry-requirements/. Applicants require a Bachelor Degree with a strong academic performance and may also require relevant substantial work experience or Bachelor Honours Degree (first or second class) or Graduate Diploma. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Specifically, applicants require a relevant graduate diploma or equivalent to a satisfactory standard. Alternatively, admission may be gained by the possession of an honours degree from an approved institution. In the second case, students may be expected to complete appropriate bridging units in areas relevant to the research topic. In both cases, the student will need to demonstrate a high academic performance and a background in research methodology. When the latter is not met, the student will be required to complete an appropriate research methodology unit.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.
Master Degrees (Research) require students to undertake an approved research program leading to a thesis for independent examination; they may include advanced level coursework studies.
This course is studied as a research degree. The content of the degree should be determined in consultation with the postgraduate coordinator, Muresk Institute. Students without prior studies in research methods and statistical data analysis will be required to undertake relevant preparatory units. This will increase the stated course duration.
Duration and Availability
The minimum course duration is one year full-time or equivalent part-time study. The maximum duration is two years full-time or equivalent part-time study.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Research Term 1||Y||Y|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Research Term 2||Y||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|AGRI6000||v.1||Master Thesis - Agribusiness|
If you need more course information, you may contact the relevant areas: For the Graduate Research School, please click here for further details: http://research.curtin.edu.au/postgraduate-research/about/contact-us/. For International Future Students: Curtin International, email: CI-Enquiries@curtin.edu.au Tel: +61-8-9266 7331.
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