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What will I learn?

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree is undertaken as a supervised program of original research.

It is suited to those with some research training and experience, but who do not meet the eligibility criteria for direct entry into the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

The School of Science and Health is justifiably proud of its research pursuits. Our staff and students have strong and meaningful collaborations with research institutes, public and private health organisations, industry partners, and community organisations at the local, national, and international level. Our work through the National Institute of Complementary Medicine, the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, the Nanoscale Organisation and Dynamics Research Group, and the Men's Health Information and Resource Centre places us firmly on the world stage. Our other research strengths in areas including health and well-being, sport and exercise science, rehabilitation and neuroscience, wildlife and water ecology, sustainable agriculture, and reaction chromatography are testament to our commitment to solving important problems and contributing to society.

Your career

As a Master of Philosophy graduate, you will develop skills in critical thinking and presenting an organised and well-supported argument. These skills are important in a wide range of career paths such as:

  • Market and consumer research
  • Policy analysis, research and development
  • Technology research and development
  • Public relations and communications
  • University teaching or administration

Which department am I in?

Graduate Research School

CRICOS

050322A

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$27,660.00 (14,80,728) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

29 November 2021, 10 January 2022, 7 March 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Western Sydney University

Parramatta South Campus,

Victoria Road,

RYDALMERE,

New South Wales,

2116, SYDNEY, Australia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$27,660.00 (14,80,728) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

29 November 2021, 10 January 2022, 7 March 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Bankstown Campus

Corner of Horsley Road and Bullecourt Avenue,

New South Wales,

2214, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A baccalaureate degree in engineering. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 basis) for all undergraduate work taken during the last two years of the applicant's studies.

For international students

Western Sydney University must be satisfied that you have the skills and experience to commence independent study at a suitable level for entry into this program.

To be eligible for admission, you must have previously completed at least one of the following qualifications:

Bachelor (Honours Class 1 or Class 2) degree;

Master of Research degree;

Qualifications from a university or other tertiary institution equivalent to the above.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS: 6.5 overall score (min 6.0 in each subtest); TOEFL internet-based score of 82: Writing 21, Speaking 18, Reading 13, Listening 13; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE): 58 overall; No communication skills less than 50.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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About Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University is among the world’s top 2% of universities and places students at the very heart of the University experience.

  • Ranked 251st by Times Higher Education
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  • 48,500 Students, 6,700 International Students