Research degrees - doctoral and masters

Deakin currently has around 1500 higher degree by research candidates - smart people making the most of our excellent facilities, partnerships, strategic research centres and excellent reputation.

What is a research degree?

Here we explain what a research degree is and what types of research degrees are available.

Why choose Deakin?

Deakin has state-of-the-art facilities and expert supervisors. Choose Deakin to ensure your qualification is respected and recognised throughout the world.

Entry pathways

Entry is based on the applicant's capacity to undertake significant research in the proposed field, which may be demonstrated in a variety of ways.

Flexible study options

Deakin offers flexible study options for those who are unable to study on-campus and/or full-time.

Find a supervisor

Before applying for candidature you need to find and contact a supervisor to discuss research opportunities in your field.

Research proposal

Before you apply for a research degree you are required to develop a research proposal.

Research scholarships and awards

You could be eligible for a scholarship, prize or award during your research studies.

What to expect

From induction to examination, find out what to expect during your time as a research degree student at Deakin.

How to apply

There are a number of steps which need to be followed before applying for a research degree including preparing a CV.

International applicant?

Deakin has a large group of international students conducting research on a global scale. As an international applicant you will need to apply for the appropriate visa. You should ensure you meet the English language requirements and can estimate course fees relevant to your proposed discipline of study. We also provide information about living in Australia and other general support services.

Want to know more?

Contact one of our friendly staff to get answers to your questions.

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