Master of Philosophical Studies

Summary information

Course title

Master of Philosophical Studies

Postnominals

MPS

CRICOS code

0

Colleges

  • Catholic Theological College

Overseas students

No

AQF level

Level 9 – Masters Degree

Study mode

  • On campus

Study load

  • Part-time
  • Full-time

Duration

Two years full-time or up to six years part-time.

Cost of study

The Master of Philosophical Studies requires completion of 12 standard postgraduate units. Fees for 2018 are $2,400 per unit or $14,400 for a full-time year (6 units).

Fees are subject to change from year to year. For more information about fees, please visit the Fees page.

Detailed information

What is this course about

The Master of Philosophical Studies enables students to apply an advanced body of knowledge in philosophy in relation to broader theological studies. Students broaden their knowledge and skills and deepen their engagement with select areas of study to prepare them for professional practice and further learning.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Philosophical Studies:

  1. have advanced knowledge of sources, terms and concepts required in philosophy, and of the relation of philosophy to broader theological studies
  2. have mastery of methodologies for historical and critical analysis of philosophical texts
  3. have advanced skills of interpretation and critical reflection in philosophy, with awareness of implications for and applications to historical and contemporary issues and contexts, in order to generate and evaluate ideas for professional practice and further learning
  4. articulate and communicate knowledge and insights in philosophy to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  5. apply relevant philosophical and hermeneutical skills through the execution of a substantial research-based project, capstone experience or piece of scholarship.

Follow on study

Admission

Admission dates

Admissions for first semester 2018 close on Friday 16 February 2018.
Admissions for second semester 2018 close on Friday 20 July 2018.

Admission criteria

Successful completion of an undergraduate degree, or an approved equivalent.

How to apply

How to Enrol

Course structure

The Master of Philosophical Studies consists of 180 points comprised of:

  • 45 points of Foundational units in three disciplines from at least two fields, where one of the disciplines is Philosophy
  • 60 points of Elective units in the discipline of Philosophy
  • 15 points of Elective units in any discipline
  • Either a Capstone unit of at least 15 points in the discipline of Philosophy or in synthesis with it, or a Research Essay
  • Further Foundational, Elective, Praxis or Capstone units

provided that at least 120 points are taken in the discipline of Philosophy.

Academic dress

Academic gown

Black Masters gown

Headwear

Black trencher

Hood

Stewart Blue

Where to get further information

Enquiry information