Master of Philosophy (Preliminary Program)


(Preliminary Program)

This is intended for applicants who wish to study at master's level but do not meet the entry requirements. There is no degree awarded for this preliminary program, which is available at all campuses, either full-time or part-time, for a maximum of 2 semesters (FT) or 4 semesters (PT).

It is expected that applicants will already have a bachelor's degree or equivalent and have completed studies relevant to their field of interest.

Application forms are available from the Research Services website:, or by email to

Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents apply directly to the relevant state ACU Research Services Office.
International applicants apply directly to the Research Services Office on St Patrick's Campus.

Canberra Campus ACT (Signadou)
North Sydney Campus NSW (MacKillop)
Strathfield Campus NSW (Mount Saint Mary)
Research Services, Locked Bag 2002 Strathfield NSW 2135
Telephone (+ 61 2) 9701 4159 Facsimile (+ 61 2) 9701 4350

Brisbane Campus QLD (McAuley at Banyo)
Research Services, PO Box 456 Virginia Qld 4014
Telephone (+ 61 7) 3623 7294 Facsimile (+ 61 7) 3623 7328

Ballarat Campus VIC (Aquinas)
Melbourne Campus VIC (St Patrick's)
Research Services, Locked Bag 4115 Fitzroy VIC 3065
Telephone (+ 61 3) 9953 3154 Facsimile (+ 61 3) 9953 3315

Australian and New Zealand Citizens and Permanent Residents undertaking the course are liable for the Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS), the Student Services Fee (SSF), the Student Representative Council Fee (SRC) and the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

International students undertaking the course pay full tuition fees.