Master of Philosophy (Sustainable Development)


The program develops independent research skill 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.

Professional Outcomes

The Master of Philosophy provides students with the research skills for academic careers in the University sector or for the role of researcher in business research-intensive organisations.

Academic Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally have completed a relevant Bachelor degree at honours level. However, consideration may be given to applicants who have achieved one of the following:

  • A three year degree followed by a year of full time postgraduate study or postgraduate study with a research component.
  • A three year degree with a minimum average of Credit in the final year units undertaken.
  • Experience in research as evidence by research publications or written reports on the research quality and expertise demonstrated by the applicant during this time.
  • A combination of qualifications and experience deemed to be equivalent by the Head of School.

Applicants who are not native English speakers will be required to complete an English language proficiency test prior to acceptance, achieving a minimum score of 7.0 in each component of the IELTS test.

Master of Philosophy students may study on-campus throughout their candidature; however, part-time study and off-campus study are also supported. International students undertaking study on-campus must be full-time to fulfil student visa requirements.

How to Apply

Australian residents

Please contact your nearest Bond University Admissions Manager to arrange a personal interview and lodge a Direct Entry Application Form for Postgraduate Study with the Bond University Office of Admissions. Alternatively complete the form online.

International students

If you are an international student, you will need to apply either directly by completing a Direct Entry Application Form for Postgraduate Study (accompanied by documented proof of your English language proficiency) or through one of our in-country representatives.