Why study the Master of Philosophy

The aim of the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) program is to provide research training in a manner that fosters the development of independent research skills in candidates. On completion of the period of research, the student should possess the ability to formulate a significant problem, mastery of appropriate conceptual and methodological frameworks, and the capacity for articulate and critical analysis. The MPhil thesis provides evidence of significant research as the culmination of 1.5-2 years full-time equivalent study and research training.

Summary

  • Program code
    7500
  • Faculty
  • Duration
  • Commencing
    Research Quarter 1 (01 Jan, 2018)
    Research Quarter 2 (01 Apr, 2018)
    Research Quarter 3 (01 Jul, 2018)
    Research Quarter 4 (01 Oct, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Research
  • Units
    32
  • Delivery location
    Gatton, Herston, Ipswich, St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Please refer to information contained on the Graduate School website.

Program structure

Students in the Master of Philosophy are expected to research, develop and write a substantial thesis that makes an original contribution to their field.

During your candidature, you’ll usually work under the guidance of two supervisors (sometimes more), who have expertise in your thesis topic. You should meet regularly with your supervisors – a schedule will need to be worked out after you enrol.

Writing a thesis is a challenging process and can take a number of years. You will need to work diligently to keep within the specified time frame. During your studies, we encourage you to participate in the University’s research life by attending different guest lectures, seminars, speaking events, and conferences.

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Further study options

Graduates of the Master of Philosophy have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

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