24 months
33600 AUD/year
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Develop your independent research skills with the Society and Culture MPhil program from James Cook University. This postgraduate research course is 2 years of full-time equivalent study. 


Make a new contribution to knowledge or evaluate existing material in a new light with an MPhil research project. Complete your project with the production of a research thesis.

Gain the skills to take on theoretical and practical approaches to problems and innovate with a broad range of potential applications. Develop yourself professionally within your chosen sector or apply your research, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills to new contexts.

Career Opportunities 

  • Graduates of the Society and Culture MPhil program from James Cook University are internationally recognised as experts who discover valuable new knowledge in their fields.
  • The skills you develop during your MPhil will enable you to develop yourself professionally within your existing sector, or to apply your research, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills to new contexts. Graduates can also continue their independent research in a Doctor of Philosophy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Planning the Research: Masters Candidates 
  • Situating the Research: Masters Candidates
  • Master of Philosophy Research Thesis (Society and Culture)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

Students can commence research studies at any time throughout the year


15 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Start from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 081345D 

  • To be eligible to apply for entry to a Research Masters degree an applicant must demonstrate the capacity to undertake research at the Research Masters level by the attainment of a Bachelor’s Degree with either a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 5.5 in the final full time year of study, or with demonstrated research experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 AUD per year during 24 months.

JCU will cover the costs of tuition fees for Australian citizens/permanent residents and New Zealand citizens. 

Living costs for Townsville

1500 - 2800 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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