Master of Philosophy (Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies)

Courses and Study Australian courses Master of Philosophy (Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies)

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) offers postgraduate research supervision on a smaller scale than the PhD, towards which it can provide a pathway.

Campus
Townsville; Cairns
Start dates
January, July
Duration
2 years full time
Part time available
Study mode
On campus; Off campus

Course overview

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.

Research areas within James Cook University include:

  • Aquaculture
  • Environmental studies
  • Farming
  • Fisheries
  • Forest vulnerability
  • Natural resource management

This is a two year full-time program offered both on and off campus.

Your research topic

You need to discuss your proposed research topic with an appropriate research supervisor.

To look for an appropriate supervisor, use the Find a Supervisor service from the Graduate Research School.

How to apply

As a guide, you will need to have completed one of the following:

• A Bachelor’s degree with at least Second Class, Division B (Honours) in a degree program that included a total of at least a 0.5 semester of supervised project work, the results of which contributed to the Honours grade

• A postgraduate qualification, which included: (a) supervised research component(s) of at least 0.5 semester (or equivalent) and resulted in the production of output(s) graded at the equivalent of Credit of better, and (b) at least one research methods subject;

• A Graduate Certificate or Diploma in Research Methods with a Grade Point Average of Credit or above in addition to a Bachelor’s degree. Visit the Graduate Research School Prospective Students website for more information, and then: Complete an online application by clicking on the link below.

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Visit the Graduate Research School Prospective Students website for more information.

Subjects

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

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)

Pathway into course

Please contact the Graduate Research School for details about pathways into this course.

Handbook

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

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)

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns


Townsville


Candidature

Expected time to complete

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

4.5 years

Maximum leave of absence

6 months

Progression

Supervising body

Research Education Sub-Committee (RESC)

Confirmation of candidature

See HDR Degree Requirements

Supervision

See HDR Degree Requirements

Progression

See HDR Degree Requirements

Subsumption of coursework subjects

Subsumption permitted

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

Advanced standing

Not eligible

Professional accreditation requirements

Nil

Award Details

Award title

MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY

Approved abbreviation

MPhil

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

This website is intended as general guide. Prospective students should contact the university to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.