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Master of Arts (by Research)

What can you do with your degree?

The Master of Arts program provides students with the necessary research skills for academic careers in the university or research sector, or professional employment.

Professional outcomes vary and depend on your research area.  



Dietetic graduates with an interest in research can work in an array of health and research settings including universities, the food industry, hospitals and health services, national government departments and research institutes. As the field of food and nutrition is broad, nutrition-related research projects are vast and can include food science (the physical, biological and chemical components of food), the psychology of eating and behaviour change, and clinical nutrition. 


An academic is a teacher or scholar in a university or other institute of higher education. This role can refer to academic researchers and academic lecturers and tutors.

Government and industry

Advanced research life-long skills are required by all areas of government, business, and corporate sectors.
Depending on your specialisation, your expertise will be relevant to different specific areas of education or industry. The ability to undertake extensive research, critically evaluating your findings and being able to present them has become invaluable for and relevant to governments, businesses, and other organisations.

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge, skills and abilities that will be achieved on completion of the program. These outcomes will help you determine whether this program aligns with your professional pathway, career and learning goals.