Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

Education or Social Work

Course requirements

Master of Philosophy students are required to complete a probationary year and to produce an extended research proposal in the early part of their candidature. At the end of the first 12 months of full-time study (or the part-time equivalent) candidates must present an extended research proposal for approval by their thesis committee. This research proposal should extend the research proposal the candidate presented on application and include a critical review of relevant literature and an outline of the student's proposed methodology. The research proposal should be 10,000–12,000 words. Candidature will be confirmed once the coursework has been satisfactorily completed and the extended research proposal approved by the student's thesis committee.


Units of study

Master of Philosophy candidates are required to complete the relevant core unit of study and one elective unit as recommended by their supervisor.

Core units of study

Elective units of study


Course convenor

Associate Professor Ruth Phillips