The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree is a one-year, research-only master’s degree. It's a great opportunity to explore a research topic of an applied or professional nature, under the supervision of AUT's expert academic staff.
The Master of Philosophy enables you to expand your research capabilities by focusing on a particular area of interest. It can provide a pathway to more advanced research at doctoral level.
Must have completed one of the following with the equivalent of a B grade average or higher:
An interview may be required for particular research areas.
Prospective MPhil applicants are required to prepare a formal research proposal, specifying the field of research and a general research question you wish to investigate.
Postgraduate Research Proposal (PGR1 form)
We require the following information:
Once the required information is received, we will forward your enquiry to the relevant faculty who will communicate to you about the outcome of your application, possible research areas and supervisors.
We require a portfolio (between 10-15 annotated images as a pdf or PowerPoint file or a URL for a website)
You complete an original thesis during this year of study.
AUT staff are available to supervise MPhil research on a wide range of topics.
The outcomes for graduates of the Master of Philosophy are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.