Master of Philosophy (By Research)

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

This course is a great option for creative practitioners interested in building their research skills while setting themselves up for the opportunity to advance to a PhD. The Master of Philosophy is personalised and innovatively designed to recognise the broad diversity of applicants' skills and background experiences, understanding each student has unique career aspirations. Join a progressive and collaborative postgraduate community and make an original contribution to media, design or creative arts research. Study in a supportive intellectual environment that encourages researchers to address real world problems in areas like: digital media, communication and culture; innovation in the performing and digital arts; sustainability and innovation in design. There is also the option of a non-specialised degree.

Course Fee:

Australian: $39,400
International: $52,400

Entry Requirements:

A completed recognised bachelor honours degree in a discipline relevant to your intended area of study; or a completed recognised bachelor degree or equivalent in a discipline relevant to your intended area of study with a minimum grade point average (GPA) score of 5.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale) and relevant professional and/or research experience as determined by Faculty. Research proposals must be submitted with the application. Proposed research projects are subject to supervisor availability and resources available within the faculty to support the proposed research topic.


144 credit points, as specified in the course structure.

Subjects you can Study:

Creative practice; Communication; Design

Study Pathways:

Pathways to doctoral research are available.

Further information:

This course is accredited as 2 years. However, it can be completed in 18 months - 2 years.

Who for:

Those seeking a more research-focused career in industry or academia, where they will be qualified to apply creative practice research skills within their specialist discipline area

Accepts International Students:


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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Kelvin Grove No info Yes Full time 2 years
Gardens Point No info Yes Part time 4 years
Gardens Point No info Yes Full time 2 years
Kelvin Grove No info Yes Part time 4 years

Why study with us?

QUT lecturers are industry leaders who will link you to your chosen profession through real experiences and contacts.

Many of our courses offer you the flexibility to expand your knowledge into fields that your degree doesn’t traditionally explore—making study more stimulating and preparing you for a more agile future. You can also choose from an extensive range of double degrees for a competitive advantage that gives you greater variety in your study and career, plus opportunities and networks across two fields. There are also options to study online or undertake a short professional development course through QUTeX to apply quickly in your career.

Be career ready

You will gain experience in labs, studios and clinics, work on real projects as part of your course, and have opportunities to undertake course-related work with industry partners. We are ranked in the top 50 in the world for employer-student connections*.

Lay the groundwork for your entrepreneurial future at QUT. Students are empowered to realise great ideas, launch start-ups and social enterprises. In fact, more founders of start-ups have studied at QUT than any other Queensland university**.

In an increasingly global economy, you can be confident that your QUT qualification will be well regarded. We are ranked in the world’s top 250 universities***.

City-based campuses

Our campuses are located in central Brisbane and offer outstanding facilities including the award-winning Science and Engineering Precinct at Gardens Point campus, as well as a dedicated Creative Industries Precinct and new Education Precinct at Kelvin Grove campus.


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* QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019.

**Startup Muster Report 2018.

***QS World University Rankings 2019.

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