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:


Provider CRICOS: 00213J

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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
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Kelvin Grove No info Yes Part time 4 years

QUT lecturers are industry leaders who will link you to your chosen profession. Our courses will give you the knowledge, connections and agility to take advantage of whatever the future holds. You will gain experience in our labs, studios and clinics, work on real projects as part of your course, and have opportunities to undertake course-related work with our industry partners. Our students rate the quality of their educational experience at QUT higher than the national average (Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) Student Experience Survey, 2016 and 2017).

Lay the groundwork for your entrepreneurial future at QUT. Students are empowered to realise great ideas, launch start-ups and social enterprises. QUT ranks first in Queensland and second nationally for student entrepreneurs (Startup Muster Report 2017).

In an increasingly global economy, you can be confident that your QUT qualification will be well regarded. We are ranked 20th in the world in the top universities under 50 years (Times Higher Education Young Universities Rankings 2018). We are also ranked in the top 25 for employer-student connections (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019) and support your career preparation with workshops, careers fairs, work experience placements, and the opportunity to be matched with a career mentor in your industry.

Our campuses are located in central Brisbane and offer outstanding facilities including the award-winning Science and Engineering Precinct at Gardens Point campus, and the recently expanded Creative Industries Precinct at Kelvin Grove campus. A new Education Precinct is due to open at Kelvin Grove in 2019.

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