Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

CRICOS code: 061967F


The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) is an internationally recognised research masters degree of the University.

Entry Requirements

A candidate for the MPhil is normally required to have achieved an overall H1 (80–100%) or H2A (75–79%) in a relevant degree or a qualification or combination of qualifications considered to be equivalent.

MPhil applicants are assessed using the minimum entry requirements outlined on the University's Graduate Research Degrees: Entry Requirements web page and the selection criteria outlined on Melbourne Law School's How to Apply web page. Applicants must also meet the University's English language requirements .

Degree Requirements

Preparation of a thesis of 40,000–50,000 words, under supervision, on a topic approved by Melbourne Law School.

Participation in the MLS Research Support Program in the first full research year.


Full-time – up to 2 years
Part-time – up to 4 years

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How to Apply to Melbounre Law School's  Graduate Research Degree program

How to Apply

Melbourne Law School aims to admit outstanding graduates from a wide variety of countries and to provide them with a world class experience in undertaking a graduate research degree. Each year applications significantly exceed places available – the selection process is therefore highly competitive.

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To submit an enquiry regarding our Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or Master of Philosophy (MPhil) programs, please click on the appropriate link below.

PhD Enquiry MPhil Enquiry