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Masters by Research
- Master of Philosophy (Public Health)
This research course is two years full-time duration, but applicants with a graduate diploma, relevant honours degree or equivalent qualifications and experience may be eligible for direct entry to the second year of the course. Part-time study is also available. The stated course duration may be longer for students required to undertake relevant preparatory units.
- 2 years full-time
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The Master of Philosophy aims to expand knowledge beyond the undergraduate honours or postgraduate diploma level, 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.
The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is offered by most schools and departments across Curtin. Each subject area has its own CRICOS code. For further information, please contact the Graduate Research School.
Why research at Curtin
Curtin is widely recognised for applied research firmly focused on solving real-world problems. Underpinning our research endeavours are strong partnerships with industry, business and government, which result in outcomes that greatly benefit the broader community locally, nationally and globally. Our international reputation for being a strong partner in industry-driven research ensures our graduates enjoy outstanding opportunities to become innovators in their fields.
Depending on your area of speciality, you may be eligible for membership of various professional organisations upon graduation.
What you'll learn
- demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on that knowledge and its application
- investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice
- generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level
- design, use and evaluate research and research methods
- present a coherent and sustained argument and to disseminate research concepts, plans and results to the general community, peers, and the national and international research community
- design, evaluate, implement, analyse, theorise and disseminate research that makes an original contribution to knowledge and/or professional practice
Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students
Generally, a bachelor degree with first or second class honours or a postgraduate diploma.
Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
- Certificate in Advanced English (CAE):
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:
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Fees & charges
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- Curtin course code: MR-PUBHL
- CRICOS code: 062555G
- Last updated on: June 29, 2022