Master of Philosophy

JCU Master of Philosophy graduates are internationally recognised as experts who discover valuable new knowledge in their fields. The skills you develop during your MPhil will enable you to develop yourself professionally within your existing sector, or to apply your research, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills to new contexts. Graduates can also continue their independent research in a Doctor of Philosophy.

World class or better

in 38 areas of research* *Excellence in Research for Australia (2019)

Enhance your career

Increase your expertise

Unique contribution

Specialise your skills


Students can commence research studies at any time throughout the year


Course fees are not applicable for Domestic students

Student Services and Amenities fee payable
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


2 years full-time

Entry Requirements

Bachelor degree with conditions

Course Code

View the handbook for course codes

Course detail

Real stories

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    Rhys Gillman

    Master of Philosophy Candidate

    The MPhil program has allowed me the freedom to finally focus on and pursue my personal interests in science. I am fortunate enough to have access to state-of-the-art facilities and expert academics for advice, which means that I know I am constantly upskilling and working towards being an employable scientist.

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    Professor Mohan Jacob

    Associate Dean of Research Education for JCU College of Science and Engineering

    JCU’s College of Science and Engineering provides a unique opportunity to pursue a Master of Philosophy under the guidance of world-renowned academics with industry linkages across various domains of engineering, mining and exploration, digital technologies, marine, agriculture, and environmental science.