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What will I learn?

The Master of Philosophy from Charles Sturt University gives you with the opportunity to explore and create new knowledge in your field of interest through independent investigation of well-formulated research questions that tackle real-world issues.

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Course highlights

The Master of Philosophy allows you to develop and enhance your analytical and research skills through independent investigation in a specific field and present your findings in a thesis. You'll develop a thorough understanding of scholarly debate and the capacity to critically analyse and constructively contribute to that debate to shape your research, resulting in a distinct contribution to knowledge of the subject. The Master of Philosophy may also be a pathway to a Doctor of Philosophy.

Build your research expertise

Our Research narrative identifies three interdisciplinary spheres that encapsulate our research goals: resilient people, flourishing communities and sustainable environments. So you'll design and implement a high-quality original research project of significance to your discipline and of benefit to your community.

Study your way

The Master of Philosophy has been designed with flexibility in mind. You can choose from full-time, part-time, on-campus and online study options, and applications for admission are considered at any time throughout the year.

Join our community

You'll join a vibrant research community of scholars and complete your degree under the guidance of experienced academics who are leaders in your discipline. As a Master of Philosophy student, you'll have access to a range of valuable learning experiences, such as research seminars, conferences and industry events.

Career opportunities

Master of Philosophy graduates are well placed to progress into a wide range of careers, depending on their areas of research. These can include high-level research, policy or industry roles in Australia or overseas in various professional arenas.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Health

CRICOS

075523G

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,200.00 (US$ 22,757) 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 (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,200.00 (US$ 22,757) 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

Goulburn Campus

McDermott Drive,

GOULBURN,

New South Wales,

2580, SOUTH COAST, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A completed Bachelor’s Degree; A Grade Point Average of 4 or above in your undergraduate or more recent postgraduate studies

For international students

The entry qualifications required for admission to a Master of Philosophy program are:

  • an appropriate Bachelor degree from an Australian university or an equivalent overseas tertiary institution, taken over a minimum of three years (full-time equivalent) and with a minimum grade point average of 5.0; or
  • an appropriate Bachelor degree with honours from an Australian university or an equivalent overseas tertiary institution, taken over a minimum of four years (full-time equivalent); or
  • some other appropriate combination of undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications (such as relevant graduate diplomas) and research experience that demonstrate capacity to undertake research at a Masters 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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