Master of Philosophy
Master of Philosophy is a higher degree obtained after a period of study primarily devoted to an extensive research project, culminating in the submission of a thesis. The aims, objectives and learning outcomes are as follows:
Aims: To qualify individuals who apply an advanced body of knowledge in a range of context for research and scholarship and as a pathway for further learning.
Objectives: The aims are achieved through a period (typically one to two years) of supervised individual research beyond the Bachelors level. This research will culminate in the submission of a thesis which may contain materials that can be published in academic journals.
Learning outcomes are (as demonstrated in the AQF level 9 criteria and MQF Masters level):
Graduates will have:
- a body of knowledge that include understanding of recent development in a discipline;
- advanced knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to the field of study.
Graduates will have expert, specialized cognitive and technical skills in a body of knowledge or practice to independently:
- analyse critically, reflect on and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories
- research and apply established theories to a body of knowledge or practice
- interpret and transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences, through publication of research outcomes
3. Application of knowledge and skills:
Graduates will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, expert judgment, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or learner.