About this course
|Master of Philosophy
|Year & campus
|2024 — Parkville
|Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date
|Study level & type
|2 years full-time, or equivalent part-time
The degree of Master of Philosophy (MPhil) signifies that the holder has undertaken a substantial piece of original research, which has been conducted and reported by the holder under proper academic supervision and in a research environment for a prescribed period.
The MPhil is an internationally recognised masters by research degree. It is designed for students to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research. The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to existing scholarship in the area of research. It is written succinctly, in English, unless approval has been given for the thesis to be written in a language other than English.
Duration of candidature is 1.5 years for full-time candidates (3 years part-time equivalent). One extension of 6 months (12 months) may be permitted with advisory committee approval, equating to a maximum course duration of 2 years (4 years).
Thesis word limit
The normal length of an MPhil thesis is 40,000 words, exclusive of words in tables, maps, bibliographies and appendices. Footnotes are included as part of the word limit. The thesis should not exceed 50,000 words (or equivalent) without special approval from the Higher Degree Research Committee (HDRC).
Candidates are expected to commence in February of their enrolling year.
Last updated: 30 January 2024