Master of Philosophy (Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies)
What to expect
How to apply
JCU Master of Philosophy (Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies) graduates are internationally recognised as experts who discover valuable new knowledge in their fields.
Graduates pursue careers in research, agriculture, the environment, and education.
You could find employment as a research scientist, lecturer, or school teacher. Graduates can also continue their independent research in a Doctor of Philosophy.
The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) offers postgraduate research supervision on a smaller scale than the PhD, towards which it can provide a pathway.
The Master of Philosophy (Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies) is a research degree designed for graduates from environmental sciences and related disciplines who wish to pioneer new knowledge and present the culmination of their research via a thesis.
You will do an integrated research project that culminates in the submission of a thesis and demonstrates the capacity for critical analysis and original research.
JCU research areas include:
- Environmental studies
- Forest vulnerability
- Natural resource management
This is a two year full-time program offered both on and off campus.
Your research topic
Applicants need to discuss their proposed research topic with an appropriate research advisor. To identify an appropriate advisor, use the Find an Advisor service from the Graduate Research School.
To be eligible to apply for entry to a Research Masters degree an applicant must demonstrate the capacity to undertake research at the Research Masters level by the attainment of a Bachelor’s Degree with either a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 5.5 in the final full time year of study, or with demonstrated research experience.
Our campuses in Singapore and Brisbane operate on a trimester system – three semesters per year. View academic calendars.
Fees and scholarships
Pathways to JCU
RM7001:03 Planning the Research: Masters Candidates
RM7002:03 Situating the Research: Masters Candidates
MR7005:00 Master of Philosophy Research Thesis (Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies)
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
2 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Research Education Sub-Committee (RESC)
Confirmation of candidature
Subsumption of coursework subjects
Maximum credit points of coursework subjects
15 credit points of non-core coursework subjects
Allowed coursework subjects
As approved by the Dean, Graduate Research School
Professional accreditation requirements
MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY
Inclusion of field of study on testamur
The field of research shall not appear on the testamur
Exit with lesser award
Candidates who exit the course prior to completion and have completed the appropriate subjects may be eligible for a Graduate Certificate
Domestic students are not charged tuition fees for JCU’s Master of Philosophy degrees. Other charges may apply.