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Western Sydney University

Parramatta , New South Wales ,Australia

Master of Philosophy (Education)

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree is undertaken as a supervised program of original research.

It is suited to those with some research training and experience, but who do not meet the eligibility criteria for direct entry into the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Research at Western

The depth of research required for a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is less than that required for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). In some cases, it is possible to use the Master of Philosophy as a pathway to upgrade to a Doctor of Philosophy.

The Master of Philosophy is completed within a minimum period of 1 year full-time and a maximum period of 2 years full-time, or the part-time equivalent.

Students with limited research training or experience are advised to undertake the Master of Research (MRes).

Campus Information

Bankstown campus

The Bankstown campus is a warm, friendly, multicultural environment with modern, spacious buildings and landscaped gardens. The College at Bankstown houses over 1,000 students and features accommodation, a range of lecture theatres, multi-purpose computer labs and a student common room. The College at Bankstown houses over 1,000 students and features accommodation, a range of lecture theatres, multi-purpose computer labs and a student common room.

Penrith campus

Penrith Campus (Kingswood) is conveniently located next to key public transport for the region. Boasting state of the art library, teaching and gym facilities, Penrith Campus is where you can reach your unlimited potential.

Campbelltown Campus

Western is a university of the people. That means being where the people are. Campbelltown campus is close to everything that’s great about Western Sydney fantastic cafes and world-class facilities.

Parramatta City Campus (Main Campus)

Our brand new Parramatta City campus is home to state-of-the-art learning facilities and unique study spaces. Gives you access to leaders in industry, community and government.

Parramatta South Campus

Parramatta is rapidly becoming the heart of Sydney’s business, creative and cultural landscape. Western’s Parramatta campus offers cutting-edge facilities and technology.

Hawkesbury Campus

Hawkesbury campus gives you access to cutting-edge facilities. Allows you to enrich your mind and get your hands dirty. Prepares you to take on the world of tomorrow.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 40

Application Process

More info required
10 Days
GTE/Possible interview call
10 Days
unconditional offer
10 Days
Visa process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

As a Master of Philosophy graduate, you will develop skills in critical thinking and presenting an organised and well-supported argument. These skills are important in a wide range of career paths such as:

  • Market and consumer research
  • Policy analysis, research and development
  • Technology research and development
  • Public relations and communications
  • University teaching or administration

PSW Opportunity

  • Yes, In Hawkesbury Campus and Penrith has 3 years, the Rest of all has 2 years PSW.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for admission, you must have previously completed at least one of the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor (Honours Class 1 or Class 2) degree;
  • Master of Research degree;
  • Qualifications from a university or other tertiary institution equivalent to the above.

If you do not meet the admission criteria, the approval of prior research experience or other qualifications is at the discretion of the relevant School Dean or Institute Director.


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