Available to:
Domestic and International students.
CRICOS:
017784A
Location:
  • Ballarat
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Melbourne
  • North Sydney
  • Strathfield
Duration:

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Description

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is a two year full-time (or part-time equivalent) research degree in any 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 duration

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Campus availability and study mode

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

No deferment available.

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Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Start dates

Course costs

Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

Essential requirements for admission

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:

  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.

Applying for admission

English language requirements

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

More course information

Contact res.cand@acu.edu.au (Australian and New Zealand citizens) or international.admissions@acu.edu.au (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
Locked Bag 4115 Fitzroy MDC Fitzroy Victoria 3065
Email: Res.Cand@acu.edu.au

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

Fees

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 http://research.acu.edu.au/graduate-research/policies.

International candidates who are not awarded a scholarship that includes a tuition fee waiver pay full international tuition fees.

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 Candidature Services website.

Contacts for future students

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Description

The degree of Master of Philosophy is available in all Faculties of the University and is awarded without classification on the basis of examination of a major thesis. The requirements for the degree shall be completed by submission of a thesis, which demonstrates the ability of a candidate to conduct a research program, a command of the knowledge and skills pertinent to the area of investigation, and a critical appreciation and understanding of the relationship of the candidates work to the work of others within the subject area according to the literature.

Course duration

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Start dates and campus availability

Ballarat
  • 02-Jul-2019 , 02-Jan-2020 , 29-Jun-2020
Brisbane
  • 02-Jul-2019 , 02-Jan-2020 , 29-Jun-2020
Canberra
  • 02-Jul-2019 , 02-Jan-2020 , 29-Jun-2020
Melbourne
  • 02-Jul-2019 , 02-Jan-2020 , 29-Jun-2020
North Sydney
  • 02-Jul-2019 , 02-Jan-2020 , 29-Jun-2020
Strathfield
  • 02-Jul-2019 , 02-Jan-2020 , 29-Jun-2020

Deferment, credit points & course units

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.

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Course costs

  • Unit Fee: $3123.00 (2019)
  • Average first year fee: $24984.00 (2019)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $49968.00 (2019)

Important Note on Fees

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.

Essential requirements for admission

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).

More course information

Contact res.cand@acu.edu.au (Australian and New Zealand citizens) or international.admissions@acu.edu.au (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
Locked Bag 4115 Fitzroy MDC Fitzroy Victoria 3065
Email: Res.Cand@acu.edu.au

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

Fees

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 http://research.acu.edu.au/graduate-research/policies.

International candidates who are not awarded a scholarship that includes a tuition fee waiver pay full international tuition fees.

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 Candidature Services website.

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