Master of Philosophy - Physics (By Research)

University of Wollongong

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00102E

The Master of Philosophy comprises 24 credit points of coursework and a 72-credit points' thesis. This is a program of specialised research training. The thesis is examined by two examiners with no more than one being internal. Visit UOW's Research and Innovation website for information regarding the University's research activity, research strengths, scholarships and services. For specific information relating to research being undertaken within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, visit the Faculty's research pages.


24 credit points of coursework and a 72 credit point thesis. Students may be required to attend lectures on relevant topics from time to time throughout the program.


  • Physics

Standard entry requirements

  • Honours degree with 2nd class Division 2 or higher, coursework Masters with WAM 60+ or GPA of 2.8 out of 4. Candidates with a Coursework Masters degree or a 4-year Bachelor Honours degree in the same discipline may be granted up to 24 credit points of advanced standing for the coursework component of the Master of Philosophy. Special Admission Requirements All applicants for research degrees must submit a written (preferably typed) proposal as part of their application. This proposal should: commence with a statement detailing any previous research or project experience you have undertaken, including if possible a copy of the abstract of such work
  • Contain, in no more than one additional page, a clearly focussed research proposal for the study you would wish to undertake throughout your registration in the course
  • And conclude with a statement of your motivation for wanting to undertake the research course. Students are advised to make contact with a potential supervisor to discuss their project prior to applying for admission.

Study pathways

Academic Units may award advanced standing for the coursework component and will determine the appropriate entry point.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Innovation Campus International: $78,624 No
Wollongong International: $78,624 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Wollongong.

This course is Student Contribution exempt for domestic students under the Research Training Scheme (RTS).

Further information

The Engineering Physics Program is innovative in both research and teaching and internationally recognised for work in the following key research areas: Astronomy and Astrophysics Medical Radiation Physics and High Energy Physics Solid State and Semiconductor Physics Superconductivity Exciting postgraduate programs are supported by an extensive network in government and industry who work closely to co-supervise postgraduate research projects.

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