Postgraduate

Master of Philosophy


The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is a program of independent, supervised research and is assessed solely on the basis of a thesis.

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

MPhil graduates move into a wide range of careers, depending on their areas of research, from the more traditional pathways of research and academic careers to various professional arenas.
MPhil graduates move into a wide range of careers, depending on their areas of research, from the more traditional pathways of research and academic careers to various professional arenas.

Further Study

Doctor of Philosophy
Doctor of Philosophy

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Master of Philosophy

Approval for admission to an MPhil requires an applicant to demonstrate that they have sufficient background and experience in independent supervised research to successfully complete the course. It also requires the University to ensure that appropriate supervision and resourcing are available.

Applicants are required to demonstrate that they have met the requirements of the University Policy on: Adequate Research Preparation and any other requirements for admission of the University, and—
(a) have a bachelor's degree of this University or equivalent qualification;
or
(b) (i) have previously undertaken work of a sufficiently high standard towards a higher degree by research in this or another approved institution but not have submitted it for any degree;
and
(ii) have completed an appropriate MPhil research proposal.

A student who wishes to undertake an MPhil in the field of creative writing must, in addition, submit a substantial folio of published creative work, normally in the form of one or more books.

Prior to enrolment,  all applicants are required to demonstrate that they have met the University’s English language requirements.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Scholarships

Postgraduate scholarships support UWA's position as one of Australia's leading research-intensive universities and the premier research institution in WA.

Research Training Program

Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents are exempt from paying a contribution toward the cost of their research courses if UWA provides them with a Research Training Program place. This exemption applies for up to four years full-time equivalent study for a doctorate by research and two years full-time equivalent study for a master's by research. The RTP is a performance-based funding scheme administered by the Federal Department of Education and Training.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Higher degree by research – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2018
$91,000.00
Total Course Fee - 2019
$91,000.00

Scholarships

Postgraduate scholarships support UWA's position as one of Australia's leading research-intensive universities and the premier research institution in WA.

Research Training Program

Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents are exempt from paying a contribution toward the cost of their research courses if UWA provides them with a Research Training Program place. This exemption applies for up to four years full-time equivalent study for a doctorate by research and two years full-time equivalent study for a master's by research. The RTP is a performance-based funding scheme administered by the Federal Department of Education and Training.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Master of Philosophy

Approval for admission to an MPhil requires an applicant to demonstrate that they have sufficient background and experience in independent supervised research to successfully complete the course. It also requires the University to ensure that appropriate supervision and resourcing are available.

Applicants are required to demonstrate that they have met the requirements of the University Policy on: Adequate Research Preparation and any other requirements for admission of the University, and—
(a) have a bachelor's degree of this University or equivalent qualification;
or
(b) (i) have previously undertaken work of a sufficiently high standard towards a higher degree by research in this or another approved institution but not have submitted it for any degree;
and
(ii) have completed an appropriate MPhil research proposal.

A student who wishes to undertake an MPhil in the field of creative writing must, in addition, submit a substantial folio of published creative work, normally in the form of one or more books.

Prior to enrolment,  all applicants are required to demonstrate that they have met the University’s English language requirements.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

English language competency

Prior to enrolment,  all applicants are required to demonstrate that they have met the University’s English language requirements.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps below and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.
When lodging your application, follow the steps for domestic research or international research students.

Course details

The MPhil is a highly flexible course that mirrors the structure and breadth of the Doctor of Philosophy.

About The Course

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) can be taken in any discipline for which appropriate supervision supervision and resourcing are available.
Master of Philosophy

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2018
Locations
  • Albany
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • Off-campus
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Throughout the year, by agreement with supervisors. A December start date is discouraged, however.
Weekly contact time
  • Full-time students are expected to spend at least 30 hours per week on their research throughout the year. Part-time students are expected to spend at least 15 hours per week on their research throughout the year.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 00710
CRICOS code
  • 078203M, 078204K, 078205J, 078206G, 078207G, 078208F, 078209E, 078210A, 078211M, 078212K, 078213J, 078214G, 078215G, 078216F, 078217E, 078218D, 078219C, 078220K, 078221J, 078222G, 078224F, 078267F, 078472A
Master of Philosophy
Status
  • Available 2018
Locations
  • Albany
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • Off-campus
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Throughout the year, by agreement with supervisors. A December start date is discouraged, however.
Weekly contact time
  • Full-time students are expected to spend at least 30 hours per week on their research throughout the year. Part-time students are expected to spend at least 15 hours per week on their research throughout the year.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 00710
CRICOS code
  • 078203M, 078204K, 078205J, 078206G, 078207G, 078208F, 078209E, 078210A, 078211M, 078212K, 078213J, 078214G, 078215G, 078216F, 078217E, 078218D, 078219C, 078220K, 078221J, 078222G, 078224F, 078267F, 078472A
Full time/part time duration
  • 2 years
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Philosophy - Research