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Master of Philosophy

Testamur Title of Degree:

Master of Philosophy (Business)
Master of Philosophy (Health Services)

Abbreviation:

MPhil

My University:

Business, Philosophy, Health Services, Research

Duration:

2 years full time or part time equivalent

Total Credit Points:

96

Starting Session(s):

Business: Autumn
Health Services: Annual

Delivery Mode:

On Campus (face-to-face) coursework and Supervised Individual Research

Location:

Business: Innovation Campus (Wollongong), Sydney Campus
Health Services: Sydney Campus

UOW Course Code

1351

CRICOS Code:

078369M

Overview

Master of Philosophy (MPhil) candidates undertake both coursework and research. The coursework helps to prepare students 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

Applicants must have a bachelor degree plus a coursework master degree from a recognised tertiary institution 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), but with a Distinction average (75%), may also be suitable entry requirement, if in the Business Discipline. Candidates will be assessed on an individual basis according to academic results and research and professional experience.

Applications must be accompanied by a 2,000 word proposal which should outline the main focus of the applicant's research interest, a commentary on important and recent literature in this area, and a discussion of why this is an important area of research. All proposals must acknowledge sources correctly. Proposals may be checked using a plagiarism checking system. Research interests should be related to topics listed on the Staff Research Interests webpage: http://business.uow.edu.au/research/index.html

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

Course Requirements

Candidates are required to complete coursework subjects (24 credit points) plus a thesis (48 credit points), a combined total of 72 credit points. Health Services MPhil candidates are required to complete four (4) coursework subjects (24 credit points) plus a thesis (48 credit points).

Course Program

Business:

Core Subjects

Credit Points

TBS997

Literature Review

12

TBS996

Introduction to Research and Research Methods

12

THES912

OR

THES924

Thesis Part Time

Thesis Full Time

48

48


Health Services:

Core Subjects

Credit Points

TBS975

Health Services Research Design

6

TBS976

Quantitative Analysis for Health Services Research

6

TBS977

Health Services Evaluation and Development

6

TBS978

Health Economies Principles and Research Methods

6

THES912

OR

THES924

Thesis Part Time

Thesis Full Time

48

48

Credit Arrangements

The Master of Philosophy may be used as a pathway into the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA). Upon completion of the Master of Philosophy, students may apply to progress to the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) with credit for subjects previously completed. A transfer from the Master of Philosophy to Doctor of Philosophy may be possible after successful completion of the coursework components and at least nine (9) months of the thesis component.

Other Information

Additional information is available from http://www.uow.edu.au/business or email sbs@uow.edu.au

Students will be required to travel to both Innovation Campus and Sydney Campus to attend classes for coursework subjects.

Last reviewed: 22 May, 2014