The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is an internationally recognised masters (by research) degree. Over an eighteen-month (to two-year) period you will complete a thesis, approximately 30,000 words in length, based on independent and sustained research. The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to existing scholarship.
As an MPhil candidate you will be examined on the basis of your thesis. You will be required to complete the equivalent of at least 6 months´ full-time (12 months´ part-time) advanced study and research at the University (unless studying at an approved outside institution). You should aim to write a thesis of approximately 30,000-35,000 words.
Applicants are normally required to have achieved an overall H1 (80-100%) or H2A (75-79%) grade in a relevant four-year honours or masters degree from an Australian university, or a qualification or combination of qualifications considered to be equivalent.
Applicants are normally required to have completed a research project/component that accounts for at least 25% of their year’s work at 4th year or at masters level.
Based on interview or other communication, an assessment should be made of the level of understanding, motivation and time commitment of the student for the proposed program of study. For example, a full-time student would be expected to devote at least 40 hours a week and a part-time student about half of this.
Applicants must also meet the University´s MPhil entry and English language requirements.
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