The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree is a one-year, research-only master's degree.
The Master of Philosophy enables you to expand your research capabilities by focusing on a particular area of interest, under the supervision of AUT's expert academic staff. It can provide a pathway to more advanced research at doctoral level.
AUT's academic supervisors are recognised world-class researchers who have the expert knowledge in their fields to guide you throughout your studies.
Start date: 2021
Start date: 2022
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)
Submit your signed application and research proposal (PGR1 form) to your faculty's postgraduate office 4 weeks prior to your chosen start date. If you're planning to start on 1 February, submit your application by 15 December.
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.