A Masters degree takes about 2 years of full-time study to complete it. To qualify or to apply for a Masters degree, a Bachelors degree from a recognized university or college from within the Continent Australia or from any place in the world is required.
A Masters degree is perused in a specialization or a specific area of interest or branch from any stream.
The qualifiers for international students who apply for Masters Degree programs include:
- A minimum overall IELTS score of 6.0 (Academic) and the sub-score shouldn’t be less than 5.5.
- The student should have completed and cleared Year 12 or its equivalent and should also hold an undergraduate degree from a recognized institution.
The study pattern followed for attaining a Masters degree in Australia includes:
- Coursework- The course material is postgraduate level and the coursework is intense, detailed, and meticulous. Along with the coursework, there are a lot of projects too to be completed. Some Masters Degree coursework requires a thesis submission too.
- Research- The coursework is accompanied by ample research to substantiate the studying. Research forms a major part of the overall Masters Degree study process.
- Extended- For students studying in professional courses like medicine, law, social work, speech pathology, and physiotherapy need to prepare under the extended category due to the nature of the course and the subject and profession. A mere 2 years may not suffice to actually get the Masters Degree. And also for a student to be considered qualified, the student needs to opt for a Masters (extended) program till considered qualified and has satisfied all the requisites of the course.
After a Masters degree, a student is qualified to seek full-time employment or can opt to study further. The student can apply for a Temporary visa and seek employment in Australia. Alternately, the student can also apply for a Doctorate or PhD program in any Australian University.