Take your expertise to the next level

The Master of Philosophy is a unique interdisciplinary research degree offered by UNSW Canberra that combines postgraduate coursework and an original research thesis. The degree is suited to professionals who already have several years of experience in the workforce and want to develop research skills. It allows students with an undergraduate bachelor’s degree in a related subject area to develop expertise in a new area of research with the opportunity to advance to a PhD. 

Candidates are expected to produce a thesis that demonstrates independent thought, enhanced disciplinary knowledge, analytical skills, and mastery of related research methodologies.  

Upon completion of the Master of Philosophy, you’ll be prepared for the opportunities and challenges of today’s global workplace. You’ll be empowered to make a positive contribution to society. Our academics will equip you to work collaboratively on current pressing issues and solve problems in an increasingly complex world. 

Explore your research options

Explore our available Master of Philosophy options and be inspired to join a diverse group of scholars and research students making positive impacts worldwide. 

Please note: academic credits from previous study do not apply for Master of Philosophy and Professional Doctorate programs

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