Master of Philosophy (Education)
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 (Education) is a research degree designed for graduates from education 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:
- Curriculum design and pedagogy
- Indigenous education
- Rural education
- Educational psychology
- Innovative learning approaches including the use of digital technologies
- Education for social and environmental sustainability
- Community engagement
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.
Master of Philosophy (Education)
Masters by Research (AQF level 9)
Division of Tropical Environments and Societies
Requirements for admission can be found at HDR Degree Requirements
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 2 – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
EFTSL to complete (equivalent full-time student load)
Course learning outcomes
Graduates of a Masters Degree (Research) will have:
Graduates of a Masters Degree (Research) will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills:
RM7001:03 Planning the Research: Masters Candidates
RM7002:03 Situating the Research: Masters Candidates
MR7007:00 Master of Philosophy Research Thesis (Education)
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.