Master of Philosophy
Graduate Research School
The minimum requirement for admission to a Master of Philosophy is an appropriate Bachelor degree in the relevant discipline from UNSW or a qualification considered equivalent from another university or tertiary institution at a level acceptable to the appropriate Faculty Higher Degree Committee, usually at Honours level.
In exceptional cases, an applicant who submits evidence of such other academic and professional qualifications as may be approved by the Higher Degree Committee may be permitted to enrol for the degree. If the Higher Degree Committee is not satisfied with the qualifications submitted by an applicant, the applicant may be required to undergo such assessment or carry out such work as the Higher Degree Committee may prescribe, before permitting enrolment.
In addition to these academic requirements, the Head of School must certify to the Faculty that there is an appropriate supervisor available for the proposed research program and that the necessary facilities and resources required to successfully complete the research are available.
Currently offered by Business, CoFA, Science, UNSW Canberra, FBE and some Schools in FASS.
A Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree provides an opportunity for students to complete a component of coursework including research methodology relevant to the field of study and a research project of at least 66% of the degree. The degree is ideal for students to acquire basic research training.
The minimum length of candidature is 1 year and the maximum length is 2 years.
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