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What will I learn?

A Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is an internationally recognised graduate research degree.

With guidance from your advisory team, you will undertake a significant research project and complete a 40,000-word thesis and an oral examination.

The MPhil will take you 1.5 to 2 years to complete full time and will enable you to develop advanced knowledge and methodologies.

MPhil work is done independently and you will need a strong academic background to apply. You may need to submit a research proposal and other documents to support your application.

About 500 MPhil students join UQ each year researching a wide range of topics. Many MPhil candidates choose to continue with their research in order to obtain a PhD.

Research areas

UQ is one of Australia’s top research-intensive universities. Our research addresses national and global cultural, environmental, economic and social challenges.

UQ continually builds on its reputation in key research impact areas of national and international significance.

Career development

UQ offers a range of development opportunities via the Career Development Framework (CDF) to help you develop portable skills for any career or industry.

CRICOS

0100215

Study options

Full Time (1.5 to 2 years full-time)

Tuition fees
AUD $9,170 per research quarter. The UQ COVID-19 Offshore Online Study Tuition Fee Rebate is a 12.5 per cent rebate on the tuition fees payable for Semester 1, 2021 by full fee paying international coursework students who are unable to come to Australia due to the Australian government border controls.

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

Application deadline

Expected May 2022

More details

Start date

1 October 2021

Venue

The University of Queensland

St Lucia Campus,

THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND,

Queensland,

4072, BRISBANE, Australia

Full Time (1.5 to 2 years full-time)

Tuition fees
AUD $9,170 per research quarter. The UQ COVID-19 Offshore Online Study Tuition Fee Rebate is a 12.5 per cent rebate on the tuition fees payable for Semester 1, 2021 by full fee paying international coursework students who are unable to come to Australia due to the Australian government border controls.

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

Application deadline

Expected May 2022

More details

Start date

1 October 2021

Venue

Gatton Campus

GATTON,

Queensland,

4343, GATTON, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a Degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor’s degree in engineering (in the relevant field of study for which they wish to enrol) with a GPA of at least 5.0 on a 7 point scale. English Language Scores: IELTS: Overall Band Score of 6.5 AND a minimum score of 6 in each sub-band of Writing, Reading, Speaking and Listening; TOEFL (Internet-Based-iBT): Overall score 87 with a Writing score of 21 and Reading, Speaking and Listening scores of 19; TOEFL (Paper-based): Overall score of 570 and a minimum score of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE) and 54 in Listening and Reading; PTE: Overall score of 64 with 60 in each communicative skills section; CAE/CPE: Overall Cambridge English Scale (CES) score of 176 with a minimum score of 169 in each skill; BE: A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all four macro skills.

For international students

You need one of the following approved degrees to apply for an MPhil:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an approved university with at least honours class IIB or equivalent, which includes relevant experience; or
  • Postgraduate degree (at least one year full-time or equivalent) with an overall grade point average of 5 on the 7-point UQ scale, together with relevant experience, approved by the dean; or
  • Bachelor’s degree plus at least 2 years of documented relevant experience, approved by the dean; or
  • Other qualifications or experience that show you can meet admission standards.

Relevant experience

You need some relevant experience to be accepted into an MPhil. Relevant experience can be drawn from things like:

  • courses directed at the formation of research skills
  • work experience where you have planned and executed projects, or
  • a portfolio of published creative work and critical discussion.

IELTS overall 6.5, 6.0 in every sub-band; TOEFL (paper-based) minimum overall score of 570 with 5.0 in TWE (written), and 54 in reading & listening; TOEFL (internet-based) minimum overall score of 87 with 21 in written, 19 in reading, listening & speaking.

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

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