24 months
31200 AUD/year
28000 AUD/year
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The Master of Philosophy from Charles Sturt University gives you with the opportunity to explore and create new knowledge in your field of interest through independent investigation of well-formulated research questions that tackle real-world issues.  


The Master of Philosophy at Charles Sturt University allows you to develop and enhance your analytical and research skills through independent investigation in a specific field and present your findings in a thesis. You'll develop a thorough understanding of scholarly debate and the capacity to critically analyse and constructively contribute to that debate to shape your research, resulting in a distinct contribution to knowledge of the subject. The Master of Philosophy may also be a pathway to a Doctor of Philosophy.

Our Research narrative identifies three interdisciplinary spheres that encapsulate our research goals: resilient people, flourishing communities and sustainable environments. So you'll design and implement a high-quality original research project of significance to your discipline and of benefit to your community. 

The Master of Philosophy has been designed with flexibility in mind. You can choose from full-time, part-time, on-campus and online study options, and applications for admission are considered at any time throughout the year.

You'll join a vibrant research community of scholars and complete your degree under the guidance of experienced academics who are leaders in your discipline. As a Master of Philosophy student, you'll have access to a range of valuable learning experiences, such as research seminars, conferences and industry events.

Career opportunities 

Master of Philosophy graduates are well placed to progress into a wide range of careers, depending on their areas of research. These can include high-level research, policy or industry roles in Australia or overseas in various professional arenas.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods 
  • Research Skills Development
  • Master's Research Dissertation
  • Research Proposal 
  • Qualitative Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


128 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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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 075523G (Uni Wide) 

The RAC shall base its decision on admission to a proposed Master of Philosophy candidature upon the following evidence, that:

  • the proposed program of study and research is at a level appropriate to the degree being sought;
  • the proposed area of research falls within an approved University field of research for admission to a higher degree by research;
  • the proposed supervisors are sufficiently expert in the area of research, and have the time and commitment to be able to provide appropriate supervision, and that adequate physical resources are available;
  • the applicant has the appropriate background and ability to undertake the proposed course;

Entry Qualifications for Master of Philosophy Degree:

  • an appropriate Bachelor degree from an Australian university or an equivalent overseas tertiary institution, taken over a minimum of three years (full-time equivalent) and with a minimum grade point average of 5.0

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31200 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    28000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28000 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • On-campus part time international: $15,600
  • Domestic: $14,000 one year part-time
  • International Online: $32,000

Living costs for Bathurst

1260 - 2250 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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