Is my Masters a Postgraduate coursework degree or a Higher Degree by Research?
All masters degrees are required to provide students with the knowledge and skills to plan and execute a substantial piece of research. Postgraduate coursework and extended programs normally contain a research component with a weighting of 10CP - 40CP. Masters research degrees comprise supervised study and research of which two thirds (66%) will be devoted to research, research training and independent study.
Coursework Masters or Extended Masters programs are designated as being in the postgraduate career and you can find out more information in the Postgraduate Qualifications (AQF Level 8 & 9) policy. Students undertaking Masters Research programs are designated as being in the research career and are managed under the provisions of the Higher Degree Research policy.