Master of Philosophy

Murdoch University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00125J

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is an internationally recognised graduate research degree that involves undertaking a significant research project in an area that fascinates you. It is a supervised research program involving the independent research of a specific topic under the guidance of a supervisor. You will provide a thesis of no more than 60,000 words that will represent an original contribution to human knowledge and demonstrate your capacity for critical analysis and application of specialist knowledge. Through the Master of Philosophy you will develop and enhance your analytical and research skills through independent investigation in a specific field. This investigation will typically be more limited in scope and degree of originality than a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Many MPhil students choose to continue with their research in order to obtain a PhD. Likewise, some PhD students elect to finish early with an MPhil. Undertaking a Master of Philosophy gives you the opportunity to work with and be challenged by top academics and experts in your field, as well as attending national and international conferences. Candidature for research degrees is offered in all Schools. The University encourages research in interdisciplinary areas as well as in the basic disciplines.


Course Structure - 48 credit points

Standard entry requirements

  • To be eligible for admission as a candidate for the Master of Philosophy (MPhil), an applicant must have: A Bachelor Degree with at least a 2A Honours (AQF level 8)
  • Or A Bachelor Degree (AQF level 7), and satisfy the Manager of Graduate Research with evidence of significant scholarly or professional attainments providing satisfactory research preparation equivalent to AQF level 8.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Perth campus No information available No No information available
Peel No information available No No information available

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