Research degrees - doctoral and masters

Deakin currently has around 1600 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.

Deakin-TERI Joint PhD Program

Applications are invited for admission to the Joint PhD program offered by TERI University, New Delhi, and Deakin University, Australia.

Closing date: 15th July 2016

For more information see Joint PhD TERI-Deakin

HDR Pre-departure Centres – Indonesia

The HDR Pre-departure Centres are a collaborative initiative of Deakin University (Australia) and key Indonesian Universities.

A feature of the Pre-departure Centres is the provision of a 10-week program aimed at supporting aspiring HDR/S3 candidates looking to attract international study scholarships.

English language testing is made available to participating university staff intermittently across the year and short course programs aimed at improving English language proficiency are also available through the Pre-departure Centres. Enquire now to find out more.

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