Master of Philosophy (By Research)

Griffith University

The degree of Master of Philosophy is awarded on the basis of a thesis prepared under supervision that presents the results of original research in a scholarly form, demonstrating the candidate's knowledge of the research topic and the discipline/s it embraces, as judged by independent experts applying accepted contemporary international standards.

Course Fee:

International: $62,000

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree with at least Honours 2B; or equivalent postgraduate qualification


Each student is assigned to two majors throughout their candidature, one designating the academic element (School/Department or Research Centre) in which the research is being conducted and the other designating the discipline area (Field of Education) to which the research project is classified.

Subjects you can Study:

Accounting; Applied linguistics and language; Applied psychology (business); Applied psychology (health); Arts, media and culture; Arts; Australian environmental studies; Aviation; Biomolecular and biomedical science; Biomolecular science and drug discovery; Cognition language and special education; Computing and information technology; Criminology and criminal justice; Curriculum teaching and learning; Economics; Education and professional studies; Engineering; Environmental and applied sciences; Engineering-environmental; Environmental planning; Ethics, law, justice and governance; Film; Finance; Economics; Health sciences; Higher education; Hotel management; Human services; Industrial relations; Information technology; International business and Asian studies; Languages and linguistics; Law; Leisure; Management; Marketing; Engineering-microelectronic; Music; Nursing; Physiotherapy and exercise science; Politics and public policy; Public health; Science; Sport management; Suicide research and prevention; Theology; Tourism; Vocational technology and arts education

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Since the beginning, Griffith has been deeply connected to the Asian region, socially conscious and environmentally aware, open to the community and industry focused. Griffith offers degrees in: business and government; criminology and law; education; engineering and information technology; environment, planning and architecture; medicine; dentistry; paramedicine, nursing, midwifery and allied health; humanities and languages; music; science and aviation; and visual and creative arts. 

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Welcoming students and staff from over 130 countries, Griffith celebrates its diversity, and recognises the unique and enduring contributions of the First Peoples. Designed to be different, Griffith has never lost sight of its progressive beginnings, and remains committed to offering an accessible, outstanding student experience, a world-class education and to undertake research that addresses the key issues of the 21st century.

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With highly awarded teaching staff, expert researchers, a comprehensive suite of degrees spanning all disciplines, and outstanding campus facilities, Griffith ranks among the world’s best universities. In five of the largest and most credible world university rankings, Griffith is ranked in the top 400—placing us in the top three pre cent worldwide.

Australia’s top teachers

Griffith teachers have won more Australian Government awards, citations, fellowships and grants than any other university. Since 2007, Griffith University teachers have been awarded: 

  • three Australian University Teacher of the Year awards
  • nine awards for Teaching Excellence
  • four awards for Programs that Enhance Learning
  • 42 Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning
  • seven National Teaching Fellowships.

Flexible study options

Griffith teaches across three 12-week trimesters, rather than two semesters, each year. This model offers students flexibility, industry engagement opportunities and, for some degrees, the opportunity to accelerate their study and graduate sooner. Students can also spread their study load across three trimesters in order to maintain a balance between their studies and work commitments. 

Practical experience 

Students have the opportunity to gain practical experience working on projects for real clients. Through Griffith’s work-integrated learning programs, students are able to build a portfolio, make critical contacts and key industry links. Examples of practical learning programs include: 

  • Liveworm — visual communication design studio
  • LiveSpace — a new studio for socially and environmentally responsible design, focusing on interior environments and product development
  • LiveImage — professional photography services
  • LiveLab — film, animation and games projects
  • The App Factory — smartphone app development by IT and multimedia students
  • Griffith Health Clinics — dentistry, physiotherapy, dietetics, speech pathology and psychology clinics at the Gold Coast where, under supervision, students saw over 50,000 patients last year
  • Financial trading rooms — offering accounting, finance and economics students real-time access to global financial markets.

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