Masters by Coursework and Opportunities

(Masters by Coursework) RSD rubric to Level 3.

University regulations require completion of a minimum of 24 points at 600-level and a maximum of 24 points at 500-level for a 48-point Masters by Coursework degree.

 (Masters by Coursework) RSD rubric to Level 4.


Masters by Coursework Research Project - 6 points
MURDOCH: H-internal, H-external, S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external, Y-internal, Y-external

Master by Coursework - La Trobe University

Thesis: Masters by Coursework

A student who elects to undertake the MPhil by mixed research and coursework will complete one third of the degree (15 credit points) by coursework and the remaining two thirds of the degree by research culminating in the production of a thesis.Programs are conducted over two years of full-time study (or the equivalent half-time) and students are trained in research methodology and techniques and are engaged in the critical evaluation of literature and results in the substantive area of the thesis at an advanced level.While Master of Philosophy degrees may include an advanced coursework component, the focus is on research. Examiners of a Master of Philosophy thesis will be seeking evidence that the candidate has:International StudentsInternational students who enter the Master of Philosophy will undertake the mixed research and coursework stream of the program. Normally, the following core Integrated Bridging Program – Research (IBP‑R) courses, taught by Researcher Education and Development (RED) in the School of Education, will account for 9 of the compulsory 15 units of coursework: Elective coursework units may be selected from amongst relevant master by coursework or honours courses approved by your school. Exemptions from individual core course(s) may be granted following diagnostic testing by the at the start of your degree. Where exemption(s) are granted, you will be required to undertake additional discipline-specific coursework in order to bring your total up to the required 15 units. If you are granted an exemption from all three core courses, you will be eligible to undertake the Master of Philosophy by 100% research if desired.