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Philosophy, Research School of Humanities and the Arts

24 months
41030 AUD/year
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The Australian National University provides our Master of Philosophy, Research School of Humanities and the Arts students with a vibrant research community and outstanding program support. When selecting a research program, an institution's reputation is everything. ANU is one of the world's leading universities, and the smart choice for your research program.


The Philosophy, Research School of Humanities and the Arts program from Australian National University is consistently ranked amongst the best universities in the world for its research in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Our students are part of a community of leading researchers and are inspired by intellectual curiosity and scholarly excellence.

Career Prospects:

Graduate research degrees are available in over 20 disciplines in the arts, humanities and social sciences within the College of Arts & Social Sciences (CASS).  The major component of the research program is a substantial piece of written work which investigates a particular subject or issue.  A research student works independently under the direction of a primary academic supervisor who forms part of a supervisory panel of academic staff.

Programme Structure

  • The Master of Philosophy requires the submission and successful examination of a thesis of up to 60,000 words.
  • If approved the thesis may take an alternative form, such as a performance and/or corpus of creative work.
  • Study consists of one to two years of full-time study or part-time equivalent.
  • The Master of Philosophy requires the completion of 24 units of coursework, which will consist of courses covering training on research methods, ethics and other topics as deemed appropriate by your supervisory panel.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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  • 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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Other requirements

General requirements


  • To be admitted to the Master of Philosophy program you will be required to have completed at least an Australian Honours degree or equivalent, with a result of H2A (Second Class Honours Division A). Equivalence may be met by completion of a Master’s degree that includes a significant research component.
  • All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.
  • You may be granted admission if you can demonstrate that you have a background equivalent to these qualifications. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    41030 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 41030 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • Domestic research students are not required to pay tuition fees as they are enrolled under the Research Training Scheme which funds the fees.

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 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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