Master of Philosophy

Course information for - 2022 entry

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



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

A candidate for the degree of Master of Philosophy must comply with the Higher Degree Research Regulations.

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

a. An appropriate undergraduate degree with Honours at a minimum level of Second Class Division A (Distinction average); or

b. Postgraduate research training (eg coursework completed to distinction level or higher or a master-by-coursework degree); or

c. 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.

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2022 Admission.

English language requirements

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

Inherent requirement

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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.

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