Postgraduate Courses
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Master of Philosophy

Testamur Title of Degree:

Master of Philosophy (Education)
Master of Philosophy (Psychology)



My University:

Education, Psychology, Philosophy


2 years full-time or 4 years part-time

Total Credit Points:


Starting Session(s):

Autumn, Spring

*Course available from Spring 2013 - available subject to the outcome of an application to TEQSA for CRICOS amendment


Education - On campus, flexible
Psychology - On campus



UOW Course Code:



078339F - Education
078364E - Psychology


Master of Philosophy candidates undertake both coursework and research. The coursework will help to prepare candidates to undertake in-depth research in order to make an original contribution to the body of knowledge in their chosen field. This qualification can lead to, or enhance, an academic career and is also highly regarded by public and private sector employers.

Entry Requirements

A four year Bachelor Honours degree (with a minimum of 2-2 honours) or a Bachelor plus coursework Masters degree (with a minimum Credit average of 65% or GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0). A three year Bachelor degree (without Honours), but with a Distinction (75%) average may also be considered for entry. Research related and professional experience will also be considered when assessing qualifications.

For International students the English language entry criteria will be as indicated on the University website:

Candidates with a coursework masters degree or a four year Bachelor (Honours) degree in the same discipline may be granted up to 24cp of advanced standing for the coursework component of the Masters of Philosophy.

Course Requirements

The degree comprises a coursework component (24 cp) and a research component (72 cp) as listed below. International candidates are required to complete RESH900 (Fundamentals for HDR Writing) unless waived by the HPS.

Candidates are required to successfully complete the coursework component of the MPhil. In the research component candidates prepare their research thesis.

A transfer from the MPhil to the PhD may be possible after successful completion for the coursework and at least nine months of the thesis component (see the HDR handbook for further details).

Students who wish to withdraw from the MPhil and apply for entry to a postgraduate coursework degree may receive up to 24 cp of advanced standing.

Course Program


Credit Points


Advanced Research Methods in Education



Research Proposal



Advanced Research Seminar



Research Thesis-Part time

72 total


Research Thesis-Full time

72 total

Other Information

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Last reviewed: 29 November, 2016