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What will I learn?

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is an internationally recognised graduate research degree that develops your research techniques and critical evaluation skills. You undertake six research training units and conduct independent supervised research within the context of your discipline, developing a sound knowledge of your research subject.

The Master of Philosophy is a research degree which facilitates you in conducting research in your area of expertise and interest. Supported by six research training subjects, you are required to conduct independent research under the supervision of experts in your field. The Master of Philosophy requires the completion of a thesis, or other major project, that demonstrates original thought, and which contributes to existing knowledge. Available in Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne or online.

Set for success

Our Higher Degree by Research allows you to develop your research skills through six research training units, so you are work-ready in academic and industry contexts. By conducting original research and practising cognitive flexibility, you will craft your professional identity and be able to communicate the impact of your findings to interested stakeholders in real-world applications.

Research project

The Master of Philosophy is comprised of independent research under the guidance of experienced supervisors, culminating in the submission of a thesis. You will be required to provide an Expression of Interest and a Research Proposal as part of your initial application.

Six research training units are to be completed for the Master of Philosophy, four to exit with the Graduate Certificate of Research.

RES611 Critical literature Review

RES612 Developing the research proposal

RES613 Research methodology

RES614 Preliminary research thesis

RES615 Writing for research

And a choice of elective in qualitative or quantitative methods

Learning outcomes

  • Critically reflect, synthesise and evaluate a substantial body of knowledge in the chosen field of study to demonstrate a high level of personal and professional autonomy.
  • Apply critical thinking, digital literacy and problem-solving skills to search and critically appraise the existing literature in order to develop a framework for your research project.
  • Apply an advance knowledge of research principles and methods in making a substantial contribution in the context of your discipline.

Master of Philosophy (Design): This specialization available at below locations.

NSW - 46-52 Mountain Street, Ultimo NSW 2007

SA - 82-98 Wakefield Street, Adelaide SA 5000

VIC - 196 Flinders St, Melbourne 3000

Master of Philosophy (Education): This specialization available at below locations.

NSW - 1-5 Hickson Road, The Rocks NSW 2000

SA - 82-98 Wakefield Street, Adelaide SA 5000

VIC - 196 Flinders St, Melbourne 3000

Master of Philosophy (Health): This specialization available at below locations.

SA - 82-98 Wakefield Street, Adelaide SA 5000

VIC - 196 Flinders St, Melbourne 3000

Master of Philosophy (Management and Commerce): This specialization available at below locations.

NSW - 1-5 Hickson Road, The Rocks NSW 2000

QLD - 90 Bowen Terrace, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

SA - 82-98 Wakefield Street, Adelaide SA 5000

CRICOS

096609F

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$22,900.00 (US$ 16,341) per year
AUD $45,800 for the entire course

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

Start date

14 February 2022, 30 May 2022, 12 September 2022

Venue

Leura Campus - Blue Mountains

1 Chambers Road,

LEURA,

New South Wales,

2780, SYDNEY, Australia

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$22,900.00 (US$ 16,341) per year
AUD $45,800 for the entire course

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

Start date

14 February 2022, 30 May 2022, 12 September 2022

Venue

Fortitude Valley Campus

90 Bowen Terrace,

FORTITUDE VALLEY,

Queensland,

4006, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Australian bachelor's degree or equivalent. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Academic: Overall 6.0 (min. sub-score 5.5); Test of English as a Foreign (TOEFL) – Paper Based Test: 550; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – Internet Based Test (iBT): 60-78 (min. 18 in writing); Pearson Test of English (PTE): 50 (no skill score less than 42); Cambridge English Requirements (B2 First = First Certificate Exam and C1 Advanced = CAE): Overall Cambridge English Scale score of 169, achievable in B2 First or C1 Advanced. No less than 162 in any paper; Occupational English Test (OET): C

For international students

Australian bachelor's degree (honours) or equivalent, OR Australian bachelor's degree (with credit average) or equivalent, OR Australian graduate diploma or masters by coursework (with credit average) or equivalent; and

Research proposal; and

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Academic: Overall 6.5 (min sub-score 6.0); Test of English as a Foreign (TOEFL) – Paper Based Test: 575; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – Internet Based Test (iBT): 79-93 (min. 21 in writing); Pearson Test of English (PTE): 58 (min. 50 in all skills); Occupational English Test (OET): C.

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

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