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Master of Philosophy (MPhil) - Psychology


The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) at The Australian National University (ANU) offers a unique and comprehensive research experience in both psychology and medicine. This program is designed for students interested in pursuing cutting-edge research and producing a thesis that reflects an original piece of work.

Program Structure

  • Duration: Full-time course duration is two years.
  • Thesis: The MPhil is awarded based on a thesis reporting original research. While no formal coursework is typically required, candidates can participate in seminars and special courses.

Areas of Research

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Applied Social and Organisational Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Neuropsychology and Neuroimaging
  • Perception
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Decision Science
  • Behavioural Neuroscience

Supervision and Support

  • Supervisory Panels: Students work closely with a principal supervisor and an advisory panel.
  • Resources & Office Space: Students have access to shared office space, desktop computers, and high levels of technical and administrative support.
  • Statistical & Methodological Support: ANU offers excellent training in research methods and statistics.
  • Active Research Environment: Engage in a dynamic environment with opportunities for publication and collaboration with leading researchers.

Facilities and Opportunities

  • Research Laboratories: Equipped for various types of research, including computer-mediated communication.
  • Teaching Opportunities: Casual employment as tutors and training through the Graduate Teaching Program.
  • Local Facilities: Access to excellent library facilities and the National Library.
  • Global Connections: Opportunities for international collaboration and attendance at summer schools and conferences.

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Fees & scholarships


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