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Master of Philosophy (High Cost)


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 – Masters Degree by Research.

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



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$42,000.00 (22,92,576) per year

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

Start date

31 July 2023


Bendigo Campus

Edwards Road,



3552, BENDIGO, Australia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$42,000.00 (22,92,576) per year

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

Start date

31 July 2023


Albury-Wodonga Campus

133 McKoy Street,



3690, WODONGA, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The satisfactory completion of an Australian Bachelor's degree with at least a Weighted Average Mark of 70 in the relevant discipline

For international students

The minimum academic requirement for entry to a Masters by research at La Trobe is a three year Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline completed within the last ten years with a weighted average mark in the final year of 65 or above.

The following conditions must be met in order to gain admission into a Master of philosophy degree:

you must meet the minimum entry requirements for the degree as outlined above
the department or school in which you seek enrolment must be able to provide appropriate facilities, resources and supervision for your chosen area of research.

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.

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

C1 Advanced: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

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


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