Programme Code: AK3720
Duration: 1 year full time / 2 years part time
Venue: City Campus
Start Date: Anytime
The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is a 120 point postgraduate degree gained by supervised research in any business topic. You must have an undergraduate degree and a strong research background gained from previous postgraduate study. You will choose a research topic to gain advanced knowledge in a specific
area. The MPhil is a stand-alone research qualification as well as a pathway to the PhD.
Must have completed one of the following:
- Four-year bachelor’s degree at level 8 OR
- Bachelor’s degree (honours) with second-class honours or higher OR
- Bachelor’s degree and postgraduate diploma OR
- Bachelor’s degree with at least three years of experience relevant to the proposed research OR
- Professional qualification or experience approved by the University Postgraduate Board to be equivalent
Applicants with relevant overseas qualifications will be assessed individually and may be required to undertake a preliminary course of study before entry into this programme.
- Applicants for whom English is a second or additional language must have an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 overall and a minimum of 6.0 in each band. For more details, please refer to English Language Requirements in AUT’s Academic Calendar.
- Acceptance is dependent on the availability of appropriate staff to
supervise research in your field of study and a proposed programme of research that is viable.
May be required to complete an approved research methods paper.
Planning your MPhil
Prospective MPhil candidates are required to prepare a brief proposal of research, specifying the field of research and a general research question they wish to investigate. You should consult the list of business school academic staff provided in this study guide and on the business school website to identify if your field of research is one in which the business school has an active interest.
Find out more about the business school research areas
For further information visit the Business Postgraduate Programme Information Page
Prospective applicants for the MPhil programme should contact firstname.lastname@example.org and include information about their academic background and research proposal.