Master of Philosophy - Rural Management (By Research)

Curtin University

This program is designed to provide opportunities to develop special interests in selected areas of rural or agricultural management by means of a research dissertation. Students are required to conduct an applied research project in the area of agricultural or rural management. This includes presentation of a research proposal, collection and analysis of data and its presentation in the form of a dissertation.

Course Fee:

International: $79,000

Entry Requirements:

Relevant graduate diploma or equivalent to satisfactory standard; or honours degree from approved institution including completion of relevant bridging units in areas relevant to research topic; high academic performance and background in research methodology. When the latter is not met, the student will be required to complete an appropriate research methodology unit. Students without prior studies in research methods and statistical data analysis will be required to undertake relevant preparatory units. This will increase the stated course duration.


This program has a Thesis Research core unit. This program is studied as a research degree. The content of the degree should be determined in consultation with the postgraduate coordinator, Muresk Institute.

Subjects you can Study:

Rural management

Study Pathways:

Applications for Credit for Recognised Learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Further information:

Curtin Course Code: MR-RURLMG


Graduates may be eligible for membership to the Australian Institute of Agriculture Science.

Who for:

Students wishing to develop special interests in selected areas of rural or agricultural management by means of a research dissertation

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00301J

Related Careers:

Agricultural Scientist, Farmer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bentley - main campus No info Yes Full time 2 years
Bentley - main campus No info Yes Part time 4 years
Bentley - main campus No info Yes Online 2 years

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