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The Master of Philosophy aims to expand knowledge beyond the undergraduate honours or postgraduate diplomA-Levels, culminating in a research thesis. Upon completion of a master by research degree, you may apply to be considered for entry into a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program. A higher degree by research differs from other postgraduate degrees in that at least two-thirds of the study program must involve research. Although some coursework units may be required, the main part of your work will be in the form of a thesis written under the guidance of a supervisor and associate supervisor(s). Your thesis must, in the opinion of the examiners, be a substantial original contribution to the knowledge or understanding of any field through the discovery of new facts, the formulation of theories or the innovative reinterpretation of known data and established ideas. It must also demonstrate your capacity to conceive, design and complete independent research.
GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS (Master by research) For admission to a Degree of Master program an applicant shall satisfy the Faculty Graduate Studies Committee that at least one of the following eligibility criteria has been met: graduated with or qualified for the award of the degree of Bachelor with First Class Honours or Second Class Honours within the University; graduated with or qualified for the award of Postgraduate Diploma within the University; graduated with or qualified for the award of the degree of Bachelor within the University, with a superior performance, together with relevant and also substantial work experience; obtained qualifications from another institution which are recognised by tertiary admissions authorities in Australia and which are deemed to be equivalent to, or a satisfactory substitute for, any of the qualifications prescribed in Section 3(a),(b) or (c).