What will I learn?

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree is undertaken as a supervised program of original research.

It is suited to those with some research training and experience, but who do not meet the eligibility criteria for direct entry into the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

The depth of research required for a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is less than that required for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). In some cases, it is possible to use the Master of Philosophy as a pathway to upgrade to a Doctor of Philosophy.

The Master of Philosophy is completed within a minimum period of 1 year full-time and a maximum period of 2 years full-time, or the part-time equivalent.

Students with limited research training or experience are advised to undertake the Master of Research (MRes).

Your career

As a Master of Philosophy graduate, you will develop skills in critical thinking and presenting an organised and well-supported argument. These skills are important in a wide range of career paths such as:

  • Market and consumer research
  • Policy analysis, research and development
  • Technology research and development
  • Public relations and communications
  • University teaching or administration

Which department am I in?

Graduate Research School

CRICOS

050312C

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$27,660.00 (US$ 19,737) per year

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

Start date

10 January 2022, 7 March 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Penrith Campus

Second Avenue,

KINGSWOOD,

New South Wales,

2747, SYDNEY, Australia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$27,660.00 (US$ 19,737) per year

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

Start date

10 January 2022, 7 March 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Parramatta City Campus

169 Macquarie Street and 100 George Street,

New South Wales,

2150, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

An applicant for a Masters Coursework degree program must either hold: A Bachelor degree or an overseas qualification from a recognized university or tertiary institution that is equivalent to a Bachelor degree, or a Graduate Diploma from a recognized tertiary institution or university. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic version): 6.5 overall score, minimum 6.0 in each subtest; TOEFL internet-based score: Total score 82, Writing 21, Speaking 18, Reading 13, Listening 13; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE): 58 overall; No communication skills less than 50.

For international students

Western Sydney University must be satisfied that you have the skills and experience to commence independent study at a suitable level for entry into this program.

To be eligible for admission, you must have previously completed at least one of the following qualifications:

Bachelor (Honours Class 1 or Class 2) degree;

Master of Research degree;

Qualifications from a university or other tertiary institution equivalent to the above.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS: 6.5 overall score (min 6.0 in each subtest); TOEFL internet-based score of 82: Writing 21, Speaking 18, Reading 13, Listening 13; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE): 58 overall; No communication skills less than 50.

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

Pathways options

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