MPhil & PhD

MPhil

MPhil short for Master of Philosophy is an advanced postgraduate research degree. An MPhil is in most cases thesis-only, and is regarded as a senior or second Master’s degree, standing between a taught Master’s and a Ph.D. An MPhil may be awarded to graduate students, after completing several years of original research but before the defence of a dissertation, and can serve as a provisional enrolment for a Ph.D.

KEY FEATURES

  1. MPhil is for a minimum of 1.5 -2 years full-time or 3-4 years part-time
  2. 6 months of probationary period
  3. Applicants must complete an Expression of Interest(EOI) prior to submitting a formal application

ELIGIBILITY

  1. IELTS 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each band
  2. Master’s Degree and other special requirements assessed on a student by student basis
  3. Undergraduate degree plus a postgraduate degree with at least 75% average in the proposed field of study from a recognised University
  4. Demonstration of research potential either by publication, previous work experience or related coursework
  5. Other factors taken into consideration when assessing a research application are the quality of the research proposal, and the availability of a supervisor within the School.

PHD

Ph.D. short for Doctor of Philosophy Doctor of Philosophy, abbreviated as PhD, Ph.D., Dphil. In Australia, it is a postgraduate academic degree awarded by Universities. The academic level known as a Doctorate of philosophy varies considerably from entry-level research degrees to higher doctorates. A person who attains a doctorate of philosophy is automatically awarded the academic title of doctor.

Admission to a PhD program in Australia requires applicants to demonstrate capacity to undertake research in the proposed field of study. The standard requirement is a Bachelor’s degree with either first-class or upper second-class honours. It is also possible for research Master’s degree students to ‘upgrade’ to PhD candidature after demonstrating sufficient progress.

KEY FEATURES

  1. Duration of the PhD is 3 to 4 years full time
  2. 12 months of probationary period
  3. Requires up to 3 years for completion
  4. Students must have a Bachelor Degree with a very high Grade Point Average or a Master’s Degree
  5. Applicants must complete an Expression of Interest(EOI) prior to submitting a formal application

ELIGIBILITY

  1. Undergraduate degree with an Australian university First or Second class (Division One) Honours or equivalent in the proposed field of study from a recognised University
  2. Master’s degree with at least an 80% average and a 25% research thesis component in the proposed field of study from a recognised University
  3. Other factors taken into consideration when assessing a research application are the quality of the research proposal and the availability of a supervisor within the School

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