Programme Type

Master's degree


18 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a journey of discovery and innovation with our Master of Philosophy (MPhil) program, a beacon of excellence in graduate research. As an internationally recognized degree, the MPhil offers you the opportunity to delve into a significant research project under the guidance of seasoned experts. Over the course of 1.5 to 2 years, you’ll immerse yourself in independent study, culminating in the completion of a 40,000-word thesis and an oral examination.

Tailor your research to your interests and explore alternate thesis formats to showcase your findings. With about 500 MPhil students joining UQ each year, you’ll be part of a vibrant community of scholars pushing the boundaries of knowledge across a wide range of disciplines. Many MPhil candidates choose to continue their research journey by pursuing a PhD, further solidifying their expertise in their chosen field.


Prepare to be inspired and challenged as you embark on a journey of intellectual exploration with our Master of Philosophy (MPhil) program. Gain access to one of the country’s largest libraries, boasting over 2 million physical resources and 116,800+ journal subscriptions. Enhance your skills through our Career Development Framework, designed in collaboration with industry leaders to ensure your readiness for the workforce. Immerse yourself in a dynamic learning environment where research transcends boundaries, addressing national and global challenges head-on.

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of an approved university degree with relevant experience.
  • Meeting English language requirements through standardized tests such as IELTS or TOEFL.
  • Submission of evidence of relevant experience, including coursework, projects, publications, or industry work.
  • Additional requirements may vary by department and may include submission of a research proposal or other documents.

Depends upon chosen field

Your fees will vary according to your academic field, study load and whether you study internally or remotely.

Future Career Outcomes

Unlock a world of opportunities with a Master of Philosophy from UQ. Our graduates go on to excel in diverse fields, from academia to industry, making significant contributions to society. By honing advanced research methodologies and critical thinking skills, our alumni are well-equipped to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving job market. Join a network of successful professionals shaping the future of their respective fields, equipped with the expertise and vision to drive meaningful change.

Visa Requirements:

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