Master of Philosophy

Domestic

COURSE SNAPSHOT 

Local
Delivery ModeOn campus
LocationAll campuses
Duration 1F / 2P
Fee InformationFees for research degrees (opens in a new window)

Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

Domestic candidates may be eligible to extend the duration to 2F/4P.

International

COURSE SNAPSHOT

International
Delivery ModeOn campus
LocationAll campuses
Duration1F
Fee InformationFees for research degrees (opens in a new window)

Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

Details

The Master of Philosophy degree is primarily undertaken as a supervised program of original research, though the depth of the research required for a Master of Philosophy degree is less than that required for a PhD. The Master of Philosophy degree is aimed at the professional development of a candidate, with particular emphasis on research methodology suitable to a field of study. It provides candidates with the opportunity to develop their potential for research, enhance their skills of problem identification and specification, and their ability to develop and present solutions.

The Master of Philosophy degree is completed in 1 year full-time, or the part-time equivalent. Domestic candidates may be eligible to extend the duration to 2 years full-time, or the part-time equivalent.

Career opportunities for Master of Philosophy

The Master of Philosophy helps you upgrade your qualifications to give you a competitive edge in your employment by demonstrating superior ability and some research experience.

Research and PhD study

Research assistant work, university teaching. After completion of your PhD you will be able to pursue postdoctoral or lectureship positions.

Industry and Business

Research team membership, senior leadership, public relations, publishing, personnel work, training, marketing, human resources.

Government

Policy development and analysis, senior leadership roles, general administration, social research.

Community and Non-Profit Organisations

Leadership, administration, overseas aid and development agencies, social research, policy development, lobbying.

Academic Profile

Associate Professor Daud Sm Hassan

Associate Professor Daud Hassan joined the University of Western Sydney in 2009 with considerable teaching, research and community service experience. Daud  taught at five different universities in Australia and Overseas, including University of New England, University of Technology Sydney and Victoria University. In 2003,  He  held a visiting position at the Graduate School of Law, Kobe University, Japan. He is the re…

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How to Apply

Local and international students may apply for admission into higher research degrees at any time. For information about the admission criteria and the application process, please refer to the How to Apply for Research Degrees page.