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What will I learn?

Make a difference – to the world and to your career – by discovering new knowledge. The Master of Philosophy (Arts and Education) from Charles Sturt University is your opportunity to tackle real-world issues in innovative and impactful ways.

Build your research skills, investigate a question close to your heart, and gain a competitive edge in your professional ambitions.

Course highlights

Master your passion

With the guidance of a committed academic community, you’ll gain advanced research skills as you critically analyse a topic that fires your imagination. You’ll have the opportunity to attend seminars and connect with your research community and enhance your knowledge, alongside producing original findings via a thesis.

Choice and support to make study work

You can choose to study your research degree on campus or online, part-time or full-time – whatever works for you to pursue your research goals. And with applications open throughout the year, whenever you’re ready, we’re ready to help make it happen. We also have a range of scholarships and financial support that can make pursing your goals that bit easier.

Make a difference

At Charles Sturt, our research strengths focus on three key areas: resilient people, flourishing communities and sustainable environments. Whether you want to delve more deeply into the arts, education, humanities, social work, theology – or any number of other fields – you’ll have the opportunity and support needed to really make your mark and benefit your community.

Career opportunities

A Master of Philosophy makes you stand out in the marketplace. Whether you want to bring added value to your current role, seek promotion, or move into a different type of organisation – such as a government agency or a not-for-profit – the advanced skills you’ll gain in your master’s degree are in demand by all kinds of employers. Whether in policy, research or industry, you’ll be well placed to pursue your career goals in Australia or overseas.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Health

CRICOS

103017A

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$27,200.00 (US$ 20,206) per year
This fee is for 2021 and it may change in future.

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

Start date

15 November 2021, 28 February 2022, 11 July 2022, 14 November 2022

Venue

Brisbane Study Centre

4/119 Charlotte St,

BRISBANE CITY,

Queensland,

4000, BRISBANE, Australia

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$27,200.00 (US$ 20,206) per year
This fee is for 2021 and it may change in future.

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

Start date

15 November 2021, 28 February 2022, 11 July 2022, 14 November 2022

Venue

Melbourne Study Centre

30 Church Lane,

MELBOURNE,

Victoria,

3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed Australian bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline from a university or other tertiary education provider. Academic IELTS with a minimum overall score of 6.5 and with no score below 6.0 in each of the individual skill areas, TOEFL test result with a minimum overall score of 577, Internet based TOEFL score of 79; PTE Academic: 58; Cambridge (CPE) Pre 2015: 45; Cambridge English Scale: CAE and CPE from 2015: 176.

For international students

Applicants should hold:

a Bachelors (Honours) with Class 1 or Class 2 Division 1 from Charles Sturt University; or,

a relevant coursework Master’s degree with evidence of research equivalent to a Charles Sturt University16 point subject or greater, at a Distinction level or above; or,

an award from another accredited tertiary institution, accepted by the University as equivalent to one of the above awards, and/or;

have demonstrated in study or professional performance potential to undertake research at a Master degree level.

Students need to demonstrate proficiency by completing a qualification Charles Sturt deems equivalent to an Academic IELTS of 6.5, with no score below a 6.0, in each of the individual skill areas.

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

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About Charles Sturt University

CSU has the highest graduate employment rate in Australia. More than 86% of CSU grads find full-time jobs within 4 months of graduating.

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