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Master of Philosophy


About This Masters Degree

Course Description

About the program
Bond University offers a range of research Masters degrees including Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science by Research (M Res), Master of Philosophy (M Phil), and Master of Laws. Details about each degree, and which Faculty offers them, is specified in the information below.

The program develops independent research skills and the ability to relate a specific research topic to a broad framework of knowledge. The program places a major emphasis on independent inquiry (initiative), a thorough understanding of domain specific knowledge, competence in research methodologies and on the ability to communicate research results.

Masters level degrees provide students with the research skills for academic careers in the University sector or for the role of researcher in business research-intensive organisations.

Two faculties offer a Master of Philosophy degree. For further information, click on the menu items below.

Faculty of Society & Design
Program code: BN-13089

The Faculty of Society & Design offers a Master of Philosophy by research program across various disciplines. The Master of Philosophy allows students with an undergraduate qualification to pursue research in a higher degree, as opposed to coursework. The degree may consist of up to one-third coursework requirements, especially where some methodological and theoretical training is deemed necessary.

Specialty areas include creative media, humanities and social sciences, sustainable environments and planning, construction management, architecture, valuation and property development and project management.

The program offers students the opportunity to undertake an extended and focussed study on a specific area of research interest or in the development of creative works. Candidates will be required to submit a piece of work totalling 30,000-40,000 words or equivalent weight of work for a creative arts project. The program places a major emphasis on independent inquiry (initiative), a thorough understanding of domain specific knowledge, competence in research methodologies and on the ability to communicate research results.

In certain circumstances it may be used as a pathway to PhD studies, pending appropriate approvals.

The topic must be approved by the Faculty and appropriate academic supervision must be available.

- International students
To fulfil your student visa requirements, you must be enrolled full-time for the duration of your candidature.

See the website https://bond.edu.au/program/master-philosophy

Entry Requirements

The minimum requirement for admission to the Master of Philosophy is the completion of a Level 7 qualification (bachelor degree) in the same discipline and English language proficiency at IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.5. The program duration is 1.5 years following a Level 7 qualification in the same discipline, or 1 year following a level 8 qualification in the same discipline.

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