Master of Philosophical Studies
The Master of Philosophical Studies (MPS) enables students to apply an advanced body of knowledge in philosophy in relation to broader theological studies. Students broaden their knowledge and skills and deepen their engagement with select areas of study to prepare themselves for professional practice and further learning.

Course Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Philosophical Studies:
  1. have advanced knowledge of sources, terms and concepts required in philosophy, and of the relation of philosophy to broader theological studies
  2. have mastery of methodologies for historical and critical analysis of philosophical texts
  3. have advanced skills of interpretation and critical reflection in philosophy, with awareness of implications for and application to historical and contemporary issues and contexts, in order to generate and evaluate ideas for professional practice and further learning
  4. articulate and communicate knowledge and insights in philosophy to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  5. apply relevant philosophical and hermeneutical skills through the execution of a substantial research-based project, capstone experience or piece of scholarship.

Admission Criteria

Successful completion of an undergraduate degree, or a University of Divinity Graduate Diploma, or an approved equivalent. 

Course Structure

The Master of Philosophical Studies consists of 288 points comprised of:
Pre-2019 units of 15 points in volume will be counted as 24 points for the purposed of course completion

Normal Duration

2 years – 6 years 

Study Pathways

Graduates who meet the other requirements for higher degrees by research may be eligible for admission to: