What will I learn?

The Master of Philosophy (Arts) comprises 24 credit points of coursework and a thesis component in the Arts and Social Studies disciplines. Advanced standing may be awarded for the coursework component and will determine the appropriate entry point.

Why choose this course

The Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities aims to produce internationally recognised and focused research which informs interdisciplinary and disciplinary teaching that is innovative, high-quality, flexible and student-centred.

The Master of Philosophy demonstrates to potential employers the capacity to develop and research a specific topic in detail under supervision.

Graduates will have a capacity for rigorous and disciplined analysis, along with highly-developed attitudes of critical inquiry, creative reflection and openness to cultural difference and diversity. They will be able to adapt to rapidly changing environments in the national and international arena, and to adopt new skills and knowledge throughout their careers.

Recent graduates have found employment as policy analysts for government and the private sector; advisers to politicians; journalists; publishing; international aid; the diplomatic corps; heritage consultancy; legal services; environmental projects; community development; arts administration and academia.

The Faculty is internationally regarded for its excellence in humanities, social sciences, creative arts and law.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,272.00 (US$ 21,002) per year
AUD $56,544 for the entire course; Session fee: AUD $14,136

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

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022


University of Wollongong

Northfields Avenue,


New South Wales,

2522, WOLLONGONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Honours degree with 2nd class Division 2 or higher, coursework Masters with WAM 60+ or GPA of 2.8 out of 4.
Candidates with a Coursework Masters degree or a 4-year Bachelor Honours degree in the same discipline may be granted up to 24 credit points of advanced standing for the coursework component of the Master of Philosophy.
Special Admission Requirements
All applicants for research degrees must submit a written (preferably typed) proposal as part of their application. This proposal should:

commence with a statement detailing any previous research or project experience you have undertaken, including if possible a copy of the abstract of such work;
contain, in no more than one additional page, a clearly focussed research proposal for the study you would wish to undertake throughout your registration in the course; and
conclude with a statement of your motivation for wanting to undertake the research course.

English Requirements

IELTS Academic Overall Score of 7.0, reading 6.5, writing 6.5, listening 6.5, speaking 6.5; TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 98, reading 22, writing 22, listening 19, speaking 19; PTE Academic overall score of 69 Reading & Writing 69, Speaking & Listening 62

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


About University of Wollongong

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