What will I learn?
The Master of Philosophy aims to expand knowledge beyond the undergraduate honours or postgraduate diploma level, culminating in a research thesis. Upon completion of a master by research degree, you may apply to be considered for entry into a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program.
A higher degree by research differs from other postgraduate degrees in that at least two-thirds of the study program must involve research. Although some coursework units may be required, the main part of your work will be in the form of a thesis written under the guidance of a supervisor and associate supervisor(s). Your thesis must, in the opinion of the examiners, be a substantial original contribution to the knowledge or understanding of any field through the discovery of new facts, the formulation of theories or the innovative reinterpretation of known data and established ideas. It must also demonstrate your capacity to conceive, design and complete independent research.
This research, thesis-based specialisation expands knowledge to above that of the specialisation attained at the graduate diploma level, and advances skills in educational research and evaluation. Graduates are expected to be able to plan and conduct research, development or evaluation projects with a degree of initiative, independence and resourcefulness.
Depending on your area of speciality, you may be eligible for membership of various professional organizations upon graduation.
Which department am I in? Faculty of Humanities
Applicants must have a recognized bachelor degree in engineering or applied science with honours or equivalent. If you graduated with a bachelor degree in engineering or applied science without honours, but with relevant experience, you may be accepted at the discretion of the course coordinator. English language requirements: Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): 176; and Pearson Test of English Academic: 60. IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System): Writing, Speaking, Reading, and Listening: 6.0; Overall band score: 6.5; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 79 Overall; Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21.
Generally, a bachelor degree with first or second class honours or a postgraduate diploma.
Other English language requirements:
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) score of 58; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade C; English language bridging (ELB): Grade B; CUTE (Curtin Uni Test of English) - A; IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 6.0; Overall band score 6.5; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) 79 (overall) Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21.
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Fleming College
Open Universities Australia
A$35,700.00 (US$ 27,925) per year
Expected January 2019
Curtin University Bentley Campus, Kent Street, BENTLEY, Western Australia, 6102, PERTH, Australia