Program code 8030
The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is a research degree requiring the completion of a thesis of no more than 60,000 words. The candidate will have a supervisor and an advisory panel.
One year of full-time study or up to a maximum of four years part-time.
The minimum entry requirements are:
- English language proficiency; and
- a bachelor's degree with first class honours or upper second class honours degree, usually in law, from an Australian university or a Masters in law (LLM) with a distinction average (70+%) or a qualification equivalent or superior to these as determined by the Program Director.
The level of English language required for Law is high. See the ANU Policy for English language (English language requirements for Law)
Applications are welcome throughout the year.
Successful applicants can begin at any time.
Assessment & attendance
ANU has a PhD Attendance Requirements Policy which describes these requirements. If you are approved to study externally (via distance) the minimum attendance on campus is 4 weeks each year.
The research outcome of the MPhil is a 60,000 word thesis. Each year candidates are are assessed against milestones which include:
- annual plans (completed 3 months after commencement and then annually by the 30 September each year);
- annual report;
- a thesis proposal review (based on your initial research proposal submitted at the pre-application stage); and an
- an oral presentation.
ANU currently enrols domestic research students under the Research Training Scheme (RTS) funded by the Commonwealth. RTS funded students are not required to contribute to the cost of their tuition for the duration of their program.
Indicative annual fee for international students for 2012 is $27,312.00.
ANU has a range of research scholarship opportunities
How to apply
International and domestic students can apply online using Program Code 8030.
Online submission is preferable because it is more secure and ensures a faster assessment of your application.
Domestic students: use this form (PDF 318 KB) to help you to prepare for the online application process
International students: use this form (PDF 320 KB) to help you to prepare for the online application process.