BOND BUSINESS SCHOOL
Entry into the Master of Philosophy requires a Bachelor’s Degree with Honours in a relevant discipline, with evidence of the ability to conduct supervised research; or a qualification deemed equivalent by the Research Committee.
The Master of Philosophy develops independent research skills and the ability to relate a specific research topic to a broad framework of knowledge. The program places a major emphasis on independent inquiry (initiative), a thorough understanding of domain-specific knowledge, competence in research methodologies and on the ability to communicate research results. This program serves as a pathway to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
Master candidates will be required to successfully complete three research methodology subjects, including qualitative and quantitative analysis, in the first year of candidature. A confirmation of candidature process occurs at the end of the first year of enrolment to evaluate progress and suitability to continue in the degree.
The dissertation should be a major, substantially original, theoretical or empirical study of an issue pertaining to the student’s major field of study. The Bond Business School expects students to work closely with staff and be exposed to the research activities of the staff and other students. It would not be uncommon for the student and the supervisor to be co-authors in publications resulting from the student’s dissertation.
Each student will be supervised by at least two appropriately qualified academic staff. The Bond Business School is responsible for approving the student’s dissertation proposal prior to the examination process.
The Master of Philosophy will provide you with the research skills for academic careers in the University sector or for roles in research-intensive organisations.
FACULTY OF SOCIETY & DESIGN
The minimum requirement for admission to the Master of Philosophy is the completion of a Level 7 qualification (bachelor degree) in the same discipline.
This program offers you the opportunity to undertake an extended and focused study in a specific area of research interest, or development of creative works. In certain circumstances, it may be used as a pathway to PhD studies, pending appropriate approvals.
Candidates will be required to submit a piece of work totalling 30,000 to 40,000 words, or an equivalent weight of work for a creative arts project.
The topic must be approved by the Faculty and appropriate supervision must be available.
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