Master of Philosophy

Study a Master of Philosophy to undertake independent supervised research in your chosen field.

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) will train you in research techniques and methodologies and critical evaluation skills. You will undertake independent supervised research within the context of your discipline and will develop a sound knowledge of your research subject, and demonstrate evidence of independent thought and high level communication skills.

Available in Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne or online, the Master of Philosophy is a pathway to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). With the agreement of your supervisors, you may also be eligible to transfer to a PhD before you have finished your Master’s if you have demonstrated a high level of achievement in your studies.

You will be required to provide a Research Proposal as part of your initial application.


Key Study Outcomes:

About the School

This course is delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd, ABN 99 154 937 005, RTO 41343, CRICOS 03389E.

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Course Delivery

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Workload and Assessment

No. of timetabled hours per week:

Full-time Master of Philosophy students would normally be expected to devote 40 hours per week for 48 weeks per year to their studies (or part-time equivalent). Students may be granted cumulative leave of absence for up to 12 months during their study with the approval of the University’s Research Committee.

International students on a student visa are required to
study full time, i.e. the student must complete a minimum
of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year.

Contact a Course and Career Advisor for more information on full-time and part-time workload

Typical assessment includes:

  • A thesis of approximately 40,000 words

  • The coursework component of the program will be finalised in consultation with your principal research supervisor

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