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Master of Philosophy, Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science

A single two year research award offered by the ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Academic plan 8603XMPHIL
  • CRICOS code 094625M
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Academic plan 8603XMPHIL
  • CRICOS code 094625M
Master of Philosophy, Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science

Program Requirements

The completion of a Master of Philosophy at the The National Centre for Public Awareness of Science normally takes two years of full-time study or part-time equivalent and is conducted in English. The award is made on the basis of independent research written up as a detailed thesis comprising of original written work, normally of up to 60,000 words, that is assessed by no fewer than two examiners. There is no mandatory coursework in this program. All students are required to complete Research Integrity Training in addition to other training requirements depending on the experimental needs of their research, and have access to a wide variety of other research training workshops, courses and seminars.

Admission Requirements

Admission to this Master of Philosophy program is normally granted to applicants holding a Bachelor degree, with an overall grade of distinction or higher, from an Australian University. Admission can be granted to applicants who demonstrate a background equivalent to these qualifications.

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

Domestic students

Domestic research students are not required to pay tuition fees as they are enrolled under the Research Training Scheme which funds the fees. For further information see

International students

Indicative fees for international students are:

International student fees (ISF)

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

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Annual indicative fee for international students

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ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

A Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is an intensive research degree that normally takes between one and two years of fulltime study (or equivalent) to complete. It is geared towards high achieving students with a passion for research. An MPhil provides an opportunity for students to undertake intensive research to produce an academic thesis as part of their study.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

This program is available for applications to commence from Summer Session, 2017

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