Commerce & Economics (MPhil) - 2585

Program Summary

Faculty: UNSW Business School

Contact: Postgraduate Research Office

Campus: Sydney

Career: Research

Typical Duration: 1.5 Years  

Typical UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC Per Semester: 12

Max UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC For Award: 72


Master of Philosophy (Research)

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Program Description

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is designed to provide an opportunity for students to develop research competence in a limited timeframe. The program duration is 1.5 years full-time or 3 years part-time.

Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes

On successful completion of the MPhil program, students will have the ability to:
  • design, plan and execute an original project to solve a research problem and thereby contribute to disciplinary knowledge
  • critically evaluate relevant discipline literature and perspectives in order to assess arguments and evidence in relation to their research project
  • demonstrate understanding and application of different methods of problem solving and research inquiry
  • demonstrate and apply advanced knowledge and scholarship in a specialist field related to their research problem
  • demonstrate systematic knowledge and understanding of the principles, methods and applications of their discipline
  • communicate complex issues and impart scholarly knowledge, both orally and in writing, to peers and the faculty

Program Structure

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) consists of:
  • An average of four coursework courses totalling 24 units of credit usually undertaken in the first year of candidature.
  • A thesis not exceeding more than 40,000 words on an approved topic to the value of 48 units of credit.
The MPhil program is offered in the following disciplinary streams:
  • Accounting ACCTAR2585
  • Actuarial Studies ACTLBR2585
  • Banking and Finance FINSCR2585
  • Taxation and Business Law TABLAR2585
  • Economics ECONAR2585
  • Employment Relations MGMTAR2585
  • Human Resource Management MGMTHR2585
  • Organisational Behaviour MGMTER2585
  • Marketing MARKAR2585
  • Information Systems and Management INFSER2585
  • International Business IBUSAR2585
  • Strategy & Entrepreneurship STREAR2585

Academic Rules

Please refer to Program Structure for the Academic requirements relating to this program.


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Further information

Please refer to the following web-page for information on how to apply, scholarships, English language requirements, thesis preparation and other research related matters:

Area(s) of Specialisation