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What will I learn?

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is a two year full-time (or part-time equivalent) research degree in a field covered by the University, including theology and philosophy, nursing and midwifery, education, business or arts and sciences. It is assessed on the basis of a written thesis which is submitted at the conclusion of the degree.

Course structure

To complete the Master of Philosophy, a student must complete 160 credit points (cp).

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health Sciences

CRICOS

017784A

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$25,736.00 (13,94,150) per year
Estimate total cost: AUD $51,472; Unit fee: AUD $3,217

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

Start date

January 2022, July 2022

Venue

Canberra Campus

223 Antill Street,

WATSON,

Australian Capital Territory,

2602, CANBERRA, Australia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$25,736.00 (13,94,150) per year
Estimate total cost: AUD $51,472; Unit fee: AUD $3,217

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

Start date

January 2022, July 2022

Venue

Australian Catholic University

North Sydney Campus,

40 Edward Street,

NORTH SYDNEY,

New South Wales,

2060, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold the equivalent of an Australian bachelor degree from a recognised university or institution with a pass average. Individual courses may also have additional specific requirements. English language proficiency requirement: Overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with an individual score of 6.0 for all tests); Pearson Test of English (PTE): 58 with a minimum of 50 in all four communicative skills; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 79: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 13 in reading and 12 in listening; ACU English Language Test: B (65-74%); Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE of 176 (Minimum individual score of 169 in all tests).

For international students

An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Master of Philosophy must have completed one of the following:

An appropriate undergraduate degree with Honours at a minimum level of Second Class Division A (Distinction average); or
Postgraduate research training (eg coursework completed to distinction level or higher or a master-by-coursework degree); or
Demonstrated research experience with evidence of capacity to undertake independent research work (eg an authored publication).

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall score: 6.5; Individual score of: 6.0 in all tests

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 58 with a minimum of 50 in all four communicative skills

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 79: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 13 in reading and 12 in listening

ACU English Language Test: B (65-74%)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score: 176; Minimum score of 169 in all tests.

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

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About Australian Catholic University

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is one of the top three institutions in Australia for graduate employment.

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