Master of Philosophy

Course information for - 2023 entry

Offered at 6 locations

Study mode
Attendance
Duration
2 years full-time or equivalent part-time
CRICOS Code
017784A
IELTS
6.5 overall score (including individual scores of 6.0 for all tests)
Fees (first year)*
$27300
Start dates
January 2023, July 2023, January 2024, July 2024, January 2025, July 2025

Overview

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is a two year full-time (or part-time equivalent) research degree in a field covered by the University, including theology and philosophy, nursing and midwifery, education, business or arts and sciences. It is assessed on the basis of a written thesis which is submitted at the conclusion of the degree.

Course details

Course structure

To complete the Master of Philosophy, a student must complete 160 credit points (cp).

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AQF framework

Masters (Research) - AQF Level 9

Entry requirements

International applicants

A candidate for the degree of Master of Philosophy must comply with the Research and Professional Doctorate Degree Regulations.

An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Master of Philosophy must have completed one of the following:

  1. An appropriate undergraduate degree with Honours at a minimum level of Second Class Division A (Distinction average); or
  2. Postgraduate research training (eg coursework completed to distinction level or higher or a master-by-coursework degree); or
  3. Demonstrated research experience with evidence of capacity to undertake independent research work (eg an authored publication).

Meeting the eligibility requirements for admission is not in itself a guarantee of admission. The candidate’s potential to undertake research, the quality and feasibility of the research proposal, the availability of appropriate supervision and the referee’s reports will all be taken into consideration. Please refer to Regulation 5.2.

English language requirements

Academic IELTS 6.5 (including individual scores of 6.0 for all tests).

Inherent requirement

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of that course or unit. You will need to be able to meet these inherent requirements to complete your course.

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Fees

Course costs

  • Unit fee: $3412.5
  • Average first year fee: $27300
  • Estimate total cost: $54600

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

Scholarships

ACU offers a number of scholarships to local and international research candidates. Information about these scholarships, including the application process is available from the Research Scholarships .

How to apply

International applicants

Direct application

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Deferment

No deferment available.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

 

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