|Defence Studies/Philosophy - 8692|
This Program is no longer accepting new enrolments
This combined degree program provides students with a structured two-year full-time or part-time equivalent program of study leading to the award of two Masters degrees: a Masters by coursework in Defence Studies and the Master of Philosophy through research.
The program provides a unique opportunity for graduate students to attain both a coursework and a research qualification to strengthen their existing knowledge and skills while defining a pathway to further study, particularly higher-level research.
The first year of the program is centred on the Masters by coursework. On completion of this 48 UOC program of study, with an average mark of at least 70%, students in the combined degree will be admitted to the Master of Philosophy with Advanced Standing for the 24 UOC coursework component of that degree. Completion of the MPhil in the second year by this route requires students to undertake only the 48 UOC research thesis.
The full-time structure of the combined degree program would normally be:
The research component of the MPhil in the combined degree program will be normally be in the same field of study as the coursework program or one closely related to it. Students completing the MDefStud would undertake the MPhil through the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Enrolment in the research thesis will be at the discretion of the Head of School.
Students enrolled in a separate Masters by coursework may articulate to the combined degree program with credit for all completed courses. Students enrolled separately in the MPhil may articulate to the combined degree with credit for completed coursework providing course requirements in the chosen plan of study are met.
The rules for the award of the Masters by coursework component of the combined degree program are those that apply to existing Masters by coursework programs. Please refer to the rules for Masters by coursework programs in the 2007 ADFA Handbook or click the link at the bottom of this page.
The rules for the award of the Master of Philosophy component of the combined degree program are those that apply to existing Masters of Philosophy program, except that Advanced Standing for the coursework component will be granted on successful completion of the coursework program. The rules governing enrolment, progression, the thesis and the examination progress remain unchanged. Please refer to the rules for Masters of Philosophy program in the 2007 ADFA Handbook or click the link at the bottom of this page.
The following rules apply specifically to the combined degree program:
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