Master of Philosophy

Course information for - 2023 entry

Offered at 6 locations

Study mode
2 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Start dates

February 2022, July 2022


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

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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Course costs

Commencing domestic candidates enrolling in a master-by-research or doctoral degree at ACU will be offered a Research Training Program Fee Offset Scholarship under the Australian Government's Research Training Program. Further information about Research Training Program Scholarships can be found in the Research Training Program Scholarship Policy available at


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

Domestic applicants

Direct application

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Contact (Australian and New Zealand citizens) or (International enquiries).

Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents apply directly to the ACU Candidature Services.

Candidature Services, Student Administration

Australian Catholic University

115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy VIC 3065


International students please note that applications are lodged through the International Office.


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