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Philosophy, Master

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    Application Deadline
  • 18 months


A Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is a great option if you are interested in building your research skills while setting yourself up for the opportunity to advance to a PhD.

The Master of Philosophy course offered at Queensland University of Technology  is personalised and innovatively designed to recognise the broad diversity of applicants' skills and background experiences, understanding each student has unique career aspirations.

Each of our faculties offers a Master of Philosophy, but if you're not sure what you'd like to specialise in there is also the option of a non-specialised degree.

Research areas


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Explore areas like:

  • accountability, regulation and governance
  • consumers, markets and stakeholders
  • economics and finance
  • entrepreneurship, innovation and strategy
  • non-profit and social enterprise
  • organisation and work

Programme Structure

Study areas

Your faculty may have several specialisations (study areas) that your research will align with. This will appear on your testamur at graduation:


  • Master of Philosophy (Accountancy)
  • Master of Philosophy (Advertising)
  • Master of Philosophy (Economics)
  • Master of Philosophy (Entrepreneurship and Innovation)
  • Master of Philosophy (Finance)
  • Master of Philosophy (Human Resource Management)
  • Master of Philosophy (International Business)
  • Master of Philosophy (Management)
  • Master of Philosophy (Marketing)
  • Master of Philosophy (Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies)
  • Master of Philosophy (Public Relations)
Creative Industries
  • Master of Philosophy (Design)
  • Master of Philosophy (Communication)
  • Master of Philosophy (Creative Practice)
  • Master of Philosophy (Education)
  • Master of Philosophy (Biomedical Sciences)
  • Master of Philosophy (Exercise Sciences)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Duration description
      1.5 - 2 years
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description
      part time option is available only for domestic students
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

CRICOS- 095410G

To be eligible for this course, you need either:

  • a completed recognised bachelor honours degree in a discipline relevant to your intended area of study or
  • a completed recognised bachelor degree or equivalent in a discipline relevant to your intended area of study with:
  • a minimum grade point average (GPA) score of 5.00 (on QUT's 7 point scale)
  • relevant professional and/or research experience (as determined by the faculty).

Applications and proposed research projects are subject to supervisor availability and resources available within the faculty.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30400 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    26800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26800 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • This year National- $25,800 - $32,000 
  • This year International-  $29,200 - $35,400
  • national fee is Commonwealth Supported

Living costs for Brisbane

  • 1402 - 2530 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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