The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is a one year research only masters degree. It provides an opportunity for students to undertake a research topic of an applied or professional nature, under the supervision of School of Communication Studies staff.
Alternatively, the MPhil can provide a pathway to more advanced research at doctoral level.
Programme Code: AK3720
Duration: 1 year full-time / 3 years part-time
Venue: City Campus
Start date: Anytime
AUT encourages early application. There are limited places available. Late applications will be accepted if the programme is not full. Applicants will normally be selected on the basis of their level of academic achievement and may be required to attend a selection interview.
In order to be admitted to the Master of Philosophy an applicant must have completed one of the following:
(a) a four-year bachelor’s degree at level 8 or
(b) a bachelor’s honours degree with second class honours or higher or
(c) a bachelor’s degree and a postgraduate diploma or
(d) a bachelor’s degree and at least three years of experience relevant to the proposed programme of research or
(e) a recognised professional qualification or evidence of professional experience approved by the University Postgraduate Board to be equivalent to the level of competence specified in one of 1(a) to 1(c) above.
An application for admission to the Master of Philosophy and the conditions of enrolment are subject to the approval of the University Postgraduate Board.
An applicant who applies under 1(d) or 1(e) above must provide evidence to the University Postgraduate Board of their ability to undertake advanced academic study.
The University Postgraduate Board may require an applicant to complete an approved course in research methods prior to admission.
The University Postgraduate Board must be satisfied that an applicant’s proposed programme of research is viable and the arrangements for supervision are appropriate and able to be sustained prior to enrolment.Guidelines to entry
The MPhil is characterised by advanced study and original research in a discipline, and as such:
Students will complete an original thesis during this year of study. Staff in the School of Communication Studies are available to supervise MPhil research on a wide range of topics. The school has extensive research capabilities in the following areas:
Please contact the Programme Administrator, Jessie Hsu for programme information.