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The reputation of our supervisors was the main reason for our research graduates choosing to study at Deakin. Deakin’s supervisors are all research active. They publish regularly in scholarly journals and have experience and training in supervision according to Deakin’s Code of Good Practice in HDR Supervision. Independent surveys have found that students at Deakin express a high level of satisfaction with the supervision they’ve received.
Before applying for candidature you should discuss research opportunities with the relevant Faculty and School. If you apply for candidature, you will need to develop a research proposal.
Issues that may be relevant to your research include:
The Faculty must ensure that your research is appropriate for the School in which you plan to enrol, taking into account:
Not all research topics are suitable for higher degrees by research. The topic must provide scope for research training, and be likely to lead to sufficient results for an acceptable thesis to be produced within the normal period of candidature. The Faculty will provide a qualified team of principal and associate supervisors, and sometimes external supervisors.
You can find links to our research expertise here. Topics based around the University’s research priority areas have the advantages of a concentration of resources and facilities, and the stimulating environment and peer support provided by a critical mass of good students and research staff with highly respected credentials.