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Master of Philosophy (Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies)

Townsville, External, Cairns, Singapore
January, July
2 years full-time
Part-time available
Attendance mode
External, Internal
Entry Requirements
Bachelor degree with conditions
Not applicable
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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:

  • 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

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.

Visit the Graduate Research School website for more information, and then complete an online application through our Online Application Portal.

Our campuses in Singapore and Brisbane operate on a trimester system – three semesters per year. View academic calendars.

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Course Structure


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)











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


Supervising body

Research Education Sub-Committee (RESC)

Confirmation of candidature

See HDR Degree Requirements


See HDR Degree Requirements


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



Professional accreditation requirements


Award Details

Award title


Approved abbreviation


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.

Student Services and Amenities fee is payable per subject up to a maximum amount per year.

A variety of Scholarships are available to suit different student types.

The pathway into a JCU Masters of Philosophy degree is to have achieved a Bachelor’s Degree with GPA 5.5 in the final year or demonstrated research experience.
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