Demonstrate a significant command of knowledge in your chosen field

  • Undertake a piece of original research, under academic supervision
  • Display a thorough grasp of the appropriate methodological techniques
  • Show your ability to communicate research findings effectively in the professional arena and in an international context

Make your contribution to key research areas

  •   Soil and plant health
  •   Animal health
  •   Animal production and welfare
  •   Food sciences
  •   Agribusiness 

Learn more about the specific areas of research of the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences.

Course Description

By writing a sustained thesis of approximately 40,000 words under academic supervision, which examines a specific problem, issue or topic, you’ll make a significant contribution to an existing area of knowledge in your field of study.

While researching for your thesis, you will be able to access specialist support for graduate research degree students, including lectures and seminars, writing boot camps and workshops.


Master by research degrees at the University of Melbourne seek to develop graduates who demonstrate advanced learning in research skills, increasing independence, creativity and innovation in their research work.

View the course handbook

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