Master of Philosophy

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





1 to 2 years full-time
2 to 4 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

Exempt under RTP (more)

Commencing in

Research Intakes 1 and 2

Next start date

Monday, 10 February 2020

Applications close

Monday, 16 December 2019

Next scholarship round closes

Tuesday, 1 October 2019 (more)

My details

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The following document describes the general conditions of this award:

The Master of Philosophy is a time-based Higher Degree Research program requiring a minimum of one year and a maximum of two years of full time study or part-time equivalent. To be eligible for the award of Master of Philosophy, a student must complete a research project and submit a thesis of no longer than 50,000 words for assessment by two external examiners of international standing.

Progress review requirements

Completion of progress reporting requirements is a condition of continued candidature for higher degree research programs. The following progress review requirements must be completed for the Master of Philosophy program:

  • completion of the Early Candidature Milestone within 3 months (equivalent full-time) of commencement.
  • completion of the Confirmation of Candidature Milestone within 6 months (equivalent full-time) of commencement.
  • completion of the Thesis and Candidature Review Milestone within 1.5 years (equivalent full-time) of commencement.
  • completion of a progress report in years where a Milestone is not completed.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. This qualification is accredited as an AQF Level 9 - Masters Degree (Research).