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The University of Notre Dame Australia

Fremantle , Fremantle ,Australia

Master of Philosophy (Arts & Sciences)

Do you dream of undertaking original research but feel you need guidance to complete such an enterprise? If so, our Master of Philosophy (Arts) could be ideal degree for you. This program combines four coursework units, a major research project and access to university-based supervisors to oversee your research project. Just be aware that successful applicants must have completed their undergraduate program with high credits and demonstrate a potential to complete research-based study.

Students who have performed exceptionally well in their undergraduate studies may wish to undertake a research project in an area of special interest to them. Each candidate is assigned two university-based supervisors who will provide support and academic guidance throughout the coursework and research components of this program. During the coursework stage, your supervisors will assist with the early preparation of your research proposal and then continue to offer guidance throughout the research phase, and until your thesis is examined.

The Master of Philosophy (Arts) can be completed in 18 months of full-time study or the equivalent in part-time study. Candidates will usually complete the four coursework subjects within the first full-time semester. An average grade of Credit in the coursework is a prerequisite for proceeding to the research component of the program. The schedule takes into consideration the fact that many students will be working full-time or have other commitments during their enrolment.

Just remember that you must discuss your application with a suitably qualified member of the academic staff, preferably one you wish to be your principal research supervisor, before submitting an application to enrol in a Master of Philosophy.


  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
GTE/Possible Interview call from Institution
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 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

PSW Opportunity

Sydney / Melbourne / Brisbane: 

Regular 2 years post study work visa for international students completing Bachelors and Masters degrees (minimum 92 weeks), 3 years for Masters by Research and 4 years for PhD. graduates 

Other Locations (Regional centres and other regional areas):

International students studying at regional universities will be eligible to access an additional
2 years in Australia on a post-study work visa
(Which means a Bachelors or Masters graduate can get up to 4 years of PSW visa)