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Master of Philosophy

Australia and New Zealand International
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Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove
Duration
1.5 - 2 years full-time
4 years part-time
2 years full-time
Delivery
On-campus or external
Course starts
Start any time
Start any time
CRICOS
095410G

Highlights

  • Complete a university-wide degree that gives you access to expertise from all our faculties and research areas.
  • Tailor your learning opportunities to your skills, experience and career goals. A research degree skills audit allows you and your supervisors to identify skills and align them with research and employment goals.
  • Be exposed to transdisciplinary concepts and engage with other students across all disciplines with a cohort approach to learning.
  • Engage with end users and acquire knowledge in areas that are seen as critical requirements to progress into the research workforce.
  • Benefit from the support of experienced researchers who can guide and mentor your work and provide the best possible training foundation for future admission into a PhD.

Highlights

  • Complete a university-wide degree that gives you access to expertise from all our faculties and research areas.
  • Tailor your learning opportunities to your skills, experience and career goals. A research degree skills audit allows you and your supervisors to identify skills and align them with research and employment goals.
  • Be exposed to transdisciplinary concepts and engage with other students across all disciplines with a cohort approach to learning.
  • Engage with end users and acquire knowledge in areas that are seen as critical requirements to progress into the research workforce.
  • Benefit from the support of experienced researchers who can guide and mentor your work and provide the best possible training foundation for future admission into a PhD.

What to expect

A Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is a great option if you are interested in building your research skills while setting yourself up for the opportunity to advance to a PhD.

Our Master of Philosophy is personalised and innovatively designed to recognise the broad diversity of applicants' skills and background experiences, understanding each student has unique career aspirations.

Each of our faculties offers a Master of Philosophy, but if you're not sure what you'd like to specialise in there is also the option of a non-specialised degree.

Research areas

Business

Collaborate with government and industry to find innovative solutions that benefit business and community - locally, nationally and globally. Recent partnerships and funding from innovative sectors of the economy highlight our ability to make real progress.

Explore areas like:

  • accountability, regulation and governance
  • consumers, markets and stakeholders
  • economics and finance
  • entrepreneurship, innovation and strategy
  • non-profit and social enterprise
  • organisation and work.

Learn more about research in business

Creative industries and innovation

Join our progressive and collaborative postgraduate community and make an original contribution to media, design or creative arts research. We believe in fostering a supportive intellectual environment that encourages our researchers to address real world problems in areas like:

  • digital media, communication and culture
  • innovation in the performing and digital arts
  • sustainability and innovation in design.

Learn more about research in the creative industries

Education

Recognised internationally as a leader in education research with a global outlook, we provide the right environment for our researchers and research students to make real progress and generate real world impact. Our research is leading the way in areas like:

  • childhood in changing contexts
  • initial teacher education and professional learning
  • literacies, culture and digital media
  • STEM education
  • student engagement, learning and behaviour.

Learn more about research in education

Health and biomedical innovation

Discover new patient treatments and ways to provide better health for our community. Gain hands-on experience with patients and students, and seize the opportunity to collaborate with government, community groups, hospitals and institutions from around the world. Your work has the potential to advance real-world healthcare in a vast range of areas from behavioural neuroscience and mental health to tissue repair and regeneration.

Learn more about research in health

Law and justice

As our commercial, social and digital worlds continue to evolve, our laws and justice system must progress with them. Our research is helping to shape the law and guide policy reform in areas like:

  • commercial and property law
  • crime and justice
  • health law, intellectual property and innovation law
  • international law and global governance.

Learn more about research in law

Science and engineering

From robotics to biomedical engineering, we are leading the way with research that will contribute significantly to the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of people across the globe. It's exciting, world-changing work and it’s happening now in areas like:

  • chemistry, physics and mechanical engineering
  • civil engineering and built environment
  • earth environmental and biological sciences
  • electrical engineering and computer science
  • information systems
  • mathematical sciences.

Learn more about research in science and engineering

Details and units

Mandatory units

You'll need to complete:

  • a time-based thesis
  • IFN001 Advanced Information Research Skills.

You may need to complete other units that are recommended by your faculty, negotiated with you and based on the skills gaps identified in your research degree skills audit.

Study areas

Your faculty may have several specialisations (study areas) that your research will align with. This will appear on your testamur at graduation:

Business

  • Master of Philosophy (Accountancy)
  • Master of Philosophy (Advertising)
  • Master of Philosophy (Economics)
  • Master of Philosophy (Entrepreneurship and Innovation)
  • Master of Philosophy (Finance)
  • Master of Philosophy (Human Resource Management)
  • Master of Philosophy (International Business)
  • Master of Philosophy (Management)
  • Master of Philosophy (Marketing)
  • Master of Philosophy (Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies)
  • Master of Philosophy (Public Relations)

Creative Industries

  • Master of Philosophy (Design)
  • Master of Philosophy (Communication)
  • Master of Philosophy (Creative Practice)

Education

  • Master of Philosophy (Education)

Health

  • Master of Philosophy (Biomedical Sciences)
  • Master of Philosophy (Exercise Sciences)
  • Master of Philosophy (Materiobiology)
  • Master of Philosophy (Medical Radiations)
  • Master of Philosophy (Nursing)
  • Master of Philosophy (Nutrition and Dietetics)
  • Master of Philosophy (Optometry)
  • Master of Philosophy (Paramedicine)
  • Master of Philosophy (Pharmacy)
  • Master of Philosophy (Physical Education)
  • Master of Philosophy (Podiatry)
  • Master of Philosophy (Public Health)
  • Master of Philosophy (Psychology)
  • Master of Philosophy (Social Work)

Law

  • Master of Philosophy (Law)
  • Master of Philosophy (Justice)

Science and Engineering

  • Master of Philosophy (Engineering)
  • Master of Philosophy (Information Technology)
  • Master of Philosophy (Magnetic Resonance in Medicine)
  • Master of Philosophy (Mathematics)
  • Master of Philosophy (Science)
  • Master of Philosophy (Urban Development)

Mandatory units

You'll need to complete:

  • a time-based thesis
  • IFN001 Advanced Information Research Skills.

You may need to complete other units that are recommended by your faculty, negotiated with you and based on the skills gaps identified in your research degree skills audit.

Study areas

Your faculty may have several specialisations (study areas) that your research will align with. This will appear on your testamur at graduation:

Business

  • Master of Philosophy (Accountancy)
  • Master of Philosophy (Advertising)
  • Master of Philosophy (Economics)
  • Master of Philosophy (Entrepreneurship and Innovation)
  • Master of Philosophy (Finance)
  • Master of Philosophy (Human Resource Management)
  • Master of Philosophy (International Business)
  • Master of Philosophy (Management)
  • Master of Philosophy (Marketing)
  • Master of Philosophy (Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies)
  • Master of Philosophy (Public Relations)

Creative Industries

  • Master of Philosophy (Design)
  • Master of Philosophy (Communication)
  • Master of Philosophy (Creative Practice)

Education

  • Master of Philosophy (Education)

Health

  • Master of Philosophy (Biomedical Sciences)
  • Master of Philosophy (Exercise Sciences)
  • Master of Philosophy (Materiobiology)
  • Master of Philosophy (Medical Radiations)
  • Master of Philosophy (Nursing)
  • Master of Philosophy (Nutrition and Dietetics)
  • Master of Philosophy (Optometry)
  • Master of Philosophy (Paramedicine)
  • Master of Philosophy (Pharmacy)
  • Master of Philosophy (Physical Education)
  • Master of Philosophy (Podiatry)
  • Master of Philosophy (Public Health)
  • Master of Philosophy (Psychology)
  • Master of Philosophy (Social Work)

Law

  • Master of Philosophy (Law)
  • Master of Philosophy (Justice)

Science and Engineering

  • Master of Philosophy (Engineering)
  • Master of Philosophy (Information Technology)
  • Master of Philosophy (Magnetic Resonance in Medicine)
  • Master of Philosophy (Mathematics)
  • Master of Philosophy (Science)
  • Master of Philosophy (Urban Development)

Requirements

Course code
IF80
CRICOS code
095410G
Delivery
  • On-campus or external
Campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
1.5 - 2 years full-time
4 years part-time
This course is accredited as 2 years. However, it can be completed in 18 months - 2 years.
Duration
2 years full-time
The CRICOS registered course duration is 2 years. However, this course may be completed full-time in 18 months to 2 years.
Entry
Start any time
Entry
Start any time

To be eligible for this course, you need either:

  • a completed recognised bachelor honours degree in a discipline relevant to your intended area of study or
  • a completed recognised bachelor degree or equivalent in a discipline relevant to your intended area of study with:
    • a minimum grade point average (GPA) score of 5.00 (on QUT's 7 point scale)
    • relevant professional and/or research experience (as determined by the faculty).

Applications and proposed research projects are subject to supervisor availability and resources available within the faculty.

Minimum academic requirements

To be eligible for this course, you need either:

  • a completed recognised bachelor honours degree in a discipline relevant to your intended area of study or
  • a completed recognised bachelor degree or equivalent in a discipline relevant to your intended area of study with:
    • a minimum grade point average (GPA) score of 5.00 (on QUT's 7 point scale)
    • relevant professional and/or research experience (as determined by the faculty).

Applications and proposed research projects are subject to supervisor availability and resources available within the faculty.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2020 fees

2020: $26,800 - $33,300 per year full-time if you exceed the maximum time under RTP

2020 fees

2020: $30,400 - $36,800 per year full-time

2019 fees

2019: $25,800 - $32,000 per year full-time if you exceed the maximum time under RTP

2019 fees

2019: $29,200 - $35,400 per year full-time

If you're an Australian citizen or permanent visa holder, or a New Zealand citizen, your tuition fees are normally covered by the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fees Offset (Domestic), as long as you complete your degree within the program's set timeframes. You'll have to pay tuition fees if you exceed the time limits under the RTP.

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