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.
Part time available
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.
The Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma of Research Methods gives you the formal research training you need to enter a professional research degree at JCU’s Graduate Research School.
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
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.