Higher Degrees by Research

The Faculty has well established scholars with national and international links, working in a range of disciplines, focussing on important social, cultural, political, historical and philosophical research issues. The Faculty recognises the relevance these areas have to the demands of students, employers and society, both at a local and global level.

Arts Research Degrees

Education Research Degrees

Application Forms

Potential applicants are requested to complete an Expression of Interest form and return it to the Faculty Office for assessment.

Important information on how to apply

Higher Degree by Research (PhD and Masters by Research) online applications

Applicants please note that as there is strong competition for places in the Higher Degree by Research program, preference may be given to applicants with more than the minimum requirements.

Candidates who commence after 1 July 2016 will be required to satisfactorily complete online  Research Training Units offered by the Faculty.

Succesful applicants are enrolled as part of the monthly intake program.  Dates are listed below.

2016 :

11 July
22 August
26 September
7 November. 


22 February
27 March
8 May
12 June
17 July
28 August
2 October
13 November

The Research Experience

Watch and listen to a selection of current Higher Degree by Research candidates from different disciplines within the Faculty of Arts and Education at Deakin as they share their experiences.

Read more about the HDR experience and research in our Schools:

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