Postgraduate Courses
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Master of Philosophy

Testamur Title of Degree:

Master of Philosophy (Health and Medical Science)
Master of Philosophy (Indigenous Health)
Master of Philosophy (Midwifery)
Master of Philosophy (Nursing)
Master of Philosophy (Public Health)

Abbreviation:

MPhil

My University:

Research, Nursing, Midwifery, Indigenous Health, Public Health, Health Sciences

Duration:

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Total Credit Points:

96

Delivery Mode:

On campus

Starting Session(s):

Autumn/Spring

Location:

Wollongong

UOW Course Code:

1354

CRICOS Code:

078345G

Overview

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

Entry Requirements / Assumed Knowledge

A bachelor plus a Coursework master's degree with a minimum Credit Average (65% or GPA 3.0 out of 4.0), or a four year Bachelor Honours degree (with a minimum of 2-2 honours) are typical entry requirements for the MPhil. A three year Bachelor degree (without Honours) but with a Distinction average (75%) may also be a suitable entry requirement, if in the same discipline as the proposed MPhil program. Research related and professional experience will also be considered when assessing qualifications. The Head of Postgraduate Studies (HPS) for the relevant unit will approve entry into the MPhil based on academic results and professional experience.

For International students the English language entry criteria will be as indicated on the University website: www.uow.edu.au/prospective/international/english/index.html

Candidates with a Coursework master's 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 MPhil.

Course Requirements

The degree comprises a coursework component (24cp) and a research component (72cp). The coursework component of the degree will comprise 24cp of 900 level subjects approved by the HPS. As part of the coursework component, it is recommended that each international candidate complete RESH900, unless waived by the HPS. Each Faculty shall publish, on their web site, the required compulsory and elective subjects, for the coursework component of each specialisation.

Candidates are required to successfully complete the coursework component of the MPhil. In the research component, which comprises 72cp, candidates prepare their research thesis. Candidates enrol in THES924 (24cp, full time) or THES912 (12cp, part-time) each session. This component represents one year of study, for full time students.

A transfer, from MPhil to PhD, may be possible after successful completion of the coursework and at least 9 months of the thesis component, see the HDR Handbook for further details.

Note that students who wish to withdraw from the MPhil and apply for entry to a postgraduate coursework degree can receive up to 24cp of advanced standing.

Subjects

Credit Points

Health Sciences

SHS900

Research Projects

8

SHS901

Practicum

8

SHS902

Special Topics

8

SHS903

Independent Study

6

Or any 900 level subject/s recommended by the primary supervisor and approved by the HDR Coordinator.

Nursing; Midwifery; Indigenous Health

CHBC918

Critical Appraisal

6

GHMB950

Reflective Practice 1

6

GHMB953

Special Topic

6

CHIP915

Essential skills for Health Researchers

6

Public Health

SHS900

Research Project

8

SHS901

Practicum

8

SHS902

Special Topics

8

Contact Information

For further information please contact your Course Advisor at http://smah.uow.edu.au/content/groups/public/@web/@smah/documents/doc/uow153131.pdf

Other Information

Other information is available at http://coursefinder.uow.edu.au/

Last reviewed: 12 December, 2013