Course details

CRICOS course code: 017784A

Level of study: Postgraduate


The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is a two year full-time (or part-time equivalent) research degree in a field covered by the University, including theology and philosophy, nursing and midwifery, education, business or arts and sciences. It is assessed on the basis of a written thesis which is submitted at the conclusion of the degree.

Course structure

To complete the Master of Philosophy, a student must complete 160 credit points (cp).

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
27,300 Per Year
Read moreEstimate total cost: 54,600; Unit fee: 3,412.5
Expected Jul 2023 2 years
Full time
Ballarat Campus
1200 Mair Street
Ballarat Victoria 3350
27,300 Per Year
Read moreEstimate total cost: 54,600; Unit fee: 3,412.5
Expected Jul 2023 2 years
Full time
Melbourne Campus
115 Victoria Parade
Melbourne Victoria 3065

Entry criteria

An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of Master of Philosophy must have completed one of the following:

An appropriate undergraduate degree with Honours at a minimum level of Second Class Division A (Distinction average); or
Postgraduate research training (eg coursework completed to distinction level or higher or a master-by-coursework degree); or
Demonstrated research experience with evidence of capacity to undertake independent research work (eg an authored publication).

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall score: 6.5; Individual score of: 6.0 in all tests

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 58 with a minimum of 50 in all four communicative skills

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 79: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 13 in reading and 12 in listening

ACU English Language Test: B (65-74%)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score: 176; Minimum score of 169 in all tests.


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North Sydney Campus
40 Edward Street
Sydney New South Wales 2060
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