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What will I learn?

The MPhil is a highly flexible course that mirrors the structure and breadth of the Doctor of Philosophy. The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) can be taken in any discipline for which appropriate supervision and resourcing are available.

This course is focus on Geology and Physical Geography.

Career Pathways

MPhil graduates move into a wide range of careers, depending on their areas of research, from the more traditional pathways of research and academic careers to various professional areas.

Career Opportunities:

  • Academic
  • Accountant
  • Actuary
  • Advertising Professional

Further study

Doctor of Philosophy

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$46,400.00 (24,83,940) per year
AUD $92,800 for the entire course

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

Start date

September 2021, October 2021, November 2021, January 2022, February 2022, March 2022, April 2022, May 2022, June 2022, July 2022, August 2022


The University of Western Australia (UWA)

Crawley Campus,

35 Stirling Highway,


Western Australia,

6009, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have, (a) a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; or (b)(i) a bachelor's degree in a health, biomedical or biological sciences-related discipline, or an equivalent qualification; and (ii) at least one year of relevant professional experience; or (c)(i) completed the Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education or Graduate Diploma in Health Professions Education at UWA; and (ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in all core units.

For international students

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree of this University or equivalent qualification;
or have previously undertaken work of a sufficiently high standard towards a higher degree by research in this or another approved institution but not have submitted it for any degree;
and have completed an appropriate MPhil research proposal.

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; GCE A-level - Minimum grade E in English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature. IELTS - Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules); International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) - English A1 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English A2 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English B at HL - Minimum score 5; PTE - An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 59 in the speaking and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the listening and reading sections. TOEFL - Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening section.

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • The Australian National University

About The University of Western Australia (UWA)

UWA is the only Western Australian university ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide.

  • World-top 100 university - QS World University Rankings 2021
  • 5-stars for teaching quality (Good Universities Guide 2020)
  • A proud member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight
  • 11 subject areas in world’s top 50 QS Rankings 2020