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Master of Philosophy

What is a Master of Philosophy?

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is a two year full-time equivalent research degree and candidates will enrol in a time-based research unit to undertake and complete a research thesis.

An MPhil demonstrates that the candidate has made a contribution to knowledge in their field of study by presenting new facts or demonstrate an independent critical ability to evaluate existing material in new light.

The maximum length of the MPhil is 50,000 words and there is recognition of excellence through the award of a Vice-Chancellor's Commendation.

Each candidate will be assigned at least two supervisors.

Benefits of our Master of Philosophy program

Guaranteed funding:

  • $4,000 for project support, inclusive of:
    • $1,200 for copyediting, and
    • $500 for thesis printing & binding

Competitive funding:

  • $5,000 from the Macquarie Postgraduate Research Fund

MPhil graduates find employment opportunities in:

  • academia
  • government
  • financial institutions
  • management and senior research positions in various industries as well as in organisations that set national and international research agendas, norms and standards, articulate evidence-based policy options, and monitor trends.

Entry requirements, fees and costs

For information please visit the university HDR website.

Don't qualify for entry into the MPhil program? Find out about our PhD Pathway Programs!