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Research

Master of Philosophy

MPhil(Curtin)
Location Bentley, Perth City, Kalgoorlie, Margaret River, Northam, Sydney, Sarawak or Singapore
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus or off-campus If you intend to study off-campus, please refer to the note regarding off-campus research under enrolment and duration of study.
Intake At any time
Duration 1 - 2 years full-time study or part-time equivalent

The Master of Philosophy aims to expand knowledge beyond the undergraduate honours or postgraduate diploma level, culminating in a research thesis. Upon completion of a master by research degree, you may apply to be considered for entry into a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program.

A higher degree by research differs from other postgraduate degrees in that at least two-thirds of the study program must involve research. Although some coursework units may be required, the main part of your work will be in the form of a thesis written under the guidance of a supervisor and associate supervisor(s). Your thesis must, in the opinion of the examiners, be a substantial original contribution to the knowledge or understanding of any field through the discovery of new facts, the formulation of theories or the innovative reinterpretation of known data and established ideas. It must also demonstrate your capacity to conceive, design and complete independent research.

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is offered by most schools and departments across Curtin. Each subject area has its own CRICOS code. For further information, please contact the relevant Area Contact.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

Generally, a bachelor degree with first or second class honours or a postgraduate diploma.

For further information see entry requirements for doctoral or master research degrees.

Fees

Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Under the Research Training Scheme, Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents undertaking doctoral degrees by research are exempt from paying tuition fees.

You may be eligible for a scholarship or industry assistance (sponsorship) may be available from external organisations under special conditions.

Professional recognition

Depending on your area of speciality, you may be eligible for membership of various professional organisations upon graduation.

Credit for previous study

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is offered by most schools and departments across Curtin. Each subject area has its own CRICOS code. For further information, please contact the relevant Area Contact.

Why research at Curtin?

Curtin is widely recognised for applied research firmly focused on solving real-world problems. Underpinning our research endeavours are strong partnerships with industry, business and government, which result in outcomes that greatly benefit the broader community locally, nationally and globally. Our international reputation for being a strong partner in industry-driven research ensures our graduates enjoy outstanding opportunities to become innovators in their fields.