The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree is undertaken as a supervised program of original research.
Ideally suited to those with some research training and experience, the degree is aimed at the professional development of a candidate. It provides candidates with the opportunity to develop their potential for research, enhance their skills of problem identification and specification, and their ability to develop and present solutions.
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The depth of research required for a Master of Philosophy is less than that required for a Doctor of Philosophy. In some cases, it may be possible to upgrade from a Master of Philosophy to a Doctor of Philosophy.
Students with a demonstrable strong research training background or experience are advised to undertake the Master of Research.
The Master of Philosophy is completed within a minimum of 1 year full-time and a maximum of 2 years full-time, or the part-time equivalent.
Fees and delivery
Fees: As a Domestic (HDR) student you are usually provided with a funded government place under the Research Training Program.
As a PhD student this place is a maximum of four and half years full time.
As a Masters Honours student this place is a maximum of two and a half years full time.
There are overtime fees for Higher Degree Research studies where RTP and Western Sydney University funded EFTSL has been exceeded.
This course is only available to domestic students.
Unfortunately, student visa holders are not eligible to study this degree.
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Graduates of the Master of Philosophy will develop skills in critical thinking and in presenting their point of view in an organised and well-supported manner. Such skills are important in a wide-range of professions from policy research and development to law, and from business to media and journalism.
Academia involves being a Lecturer and/or Tutor as well as undertaking world-class research in psychology. As a teaching academic you prepare and deliver lectures and conduct tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study and conduct research in psychology.
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The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.