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What will I learn?

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree is an internationally-recognised Master's (by research) degree. It is designed for students to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research. The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to existing scholarship in the area of research. Each candidate undertakes a piece of independent and sustained research on a topic under academic supervision and leading to the submission of a thesis for examination. Please note that some research areas require a higher fee, and you will need to apply for a different course code.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.

CAREER OUTCOMES

The Master of Philosophy is an internationally recognized master’s by research degree that should equip graduates for further study (PhD) or employment in a range of occupations and positions across academic, government, non-government, education, community or private industries.

Accreditation, registration and/or membership details for this course may be found on the La Trobe University website.

Which department am I in?

Department of Arts and Humanities

CRICOS

0100700

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$40,000.00 (21,66,847) per year

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

Application deadline

Expected February 2022

More details

Start date

8 November 2021

Venue

La Trobe University

Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus,

Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive,

LA TROBE UNIVERSITY,

Victoria,

3086, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$40,000.00 (21,66,847) per year

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

Application deadline

Expected February 2022

More details

Start date

8 November 2021

Venue

Albury-Wodonga Campus

133 McKoy Street,

WEST WODONGA,

Victoria,

3690, WODONGA, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have an Australian Bachelor's degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent.If you have Honours at H2B level, or equivalent, you may be considered in some instances. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL Paper-based Test - Overall score of 575 with 5 or better in TWE (Test of Written English); TOEFL Internet based (iBT): Overall 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing, Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): Overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 176 with no less than 169 in any component, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For international students

In order to apply for Masters by research candidature, you will normally require either:

  • The satisfactory completion of an Australian Bachelor’s degree with an honours year with at least an H2A result in the relevant discipline or
  • A qualification of La Trobe University or a recognised tertiary institution which is deemed by the Board of Graduate Research to be equivalent to the qualification specified in (a) above or
  • A Bachelor’s degree without honours strengthened by additional qualifications or the demonstrated possession of research skills or publications of an especially meritorious nature, approved by the Board of Graduate Research as an acceptable basis for admission to candidature. Some additional preliminary studies may need to be undertaken.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0

TOEFL Internet based (iBT): overall score of 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing.

La Trobe College Australia ELICOS (LTCA): completion of EFS level 6B with minimum 60% overall and 60% in final exam.

La Trobe College Australia Foundation Studies (LTCA): completion of Foundation studies with 70% in English (Academic Communication).

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 169 with no less than 169 in any component.

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

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About La Trobe University

Research carried out at La Trobe University is ranked among the top 1.4% in the world and the institute offers world-class facilities.

  • Professional teaching environments and links to industries
  • One-to-one support for international students on any issue
  • Career Ready team help students prepare post-graduation life
  • Melbourne is ranked as the fifth best student city in 2017