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What will I learn?

Master of Philosophy degree enables you to complete independent research under the supervision of expert academics, including the submission of a thesis.

While it is not necessary that an MPhil thesis would make a major contribution to the discipline by way of new knowledge (as a PhD would require), an MPhil thesis would be expected to make a contribution to an existing body of knowledge, by applying, clarifying, critiquing or interpreting that knowledge.

The principal component of the MPhil is a thesis of up to 35,000 words, embodying the results of a research project. Candidates are supported by a minimum of two supervisors throughout their candidature. Together with supervisors, each candidate is responsible for developing the research program to be followed and should be designed to take no more than two years of full-time equivalent candidature.

The Master of Philosophy also includes a coursework component. Students may transfer to the Doctor of Philosophy, after successful completion of confirmation, and provided that satisfactory progress has been made and certain conditions are met.

Career opportunities

The Masters degree has been designed to allow students to pursue their own career ambitions. Monash's international reputation offers graduates career and research opportunities in Australia and around the world.

This full-time course is also offered on-campus in the below location:

Malaysia Campus

Which department am I in?

Monash Business School



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,100.00 (US$ 23,846) per year
Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022


Caulfield campus

900 Dandenong Road,



3145, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,100.00 (US$ 23,846) per year
Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022


Monash University

Clayton Campus,

Wellington Road,



3800, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Must have:

qualified for a degree of bachelor with a minimum upper H2B (a mark of 65 or above) in an honours year in a relevant field, or its equivalent; or
qualifications which in the opinion of the GRC are equivalent or a satisfactory substitute.

English entry requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall (no band less than 6.0)

TOEFL (paper-based) : 550+ TWE 4.5

TOEFL 79 + Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18 & Writing 21

Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 + communicative score 50

Cambridge English: 176 + no skill below 169

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