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What will I learn?

Course details

The MPhil is a highly flexible course that mirrors the structure and breadth of the Doctor of Philosophy.

About the course

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) can be taken in any discipline for which appropriate supervision and resourcing are available.

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 arenas.

Further Study

Doctor of Philosophy

Career Opportunities




Advertising Professional

Advertising and Public Relations Manager

Agricultural Consultant

Agricultural Scientist


Which department am I in?

Graduate Research School



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$48,000.00 (26,40,264) per year
AUD $96,000 total course fee.

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

Start date

Scheduled dates throughout the year


The University of Western Australia (UWA)

35 Stirling Highway,


Western Australia,

6009, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

By progression from any Honours course at UWA, where the applicant has maintained a weighted average mark of more than 70%

For international students

Applicants are required to demonstrate that they have met the requirements of the University Policy on: Adequate Research Preparation and any other requirements for admission of the University, and—
(a) have a bachelor's degree of this University or equivalent qualification;
(b) (i) 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;
(ii) 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

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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