Research degrees - doctoral and masters
Deakin currently has around 1350 higher degree by research candidates - smart people making the most of our excellent facilities, partnerships, strategic research centres and excellent reputation.
Why do a research degree?
People undertake research degree programs for various reasons. Perhaps you have a burning intellectual curiosity about something, wish to advance your career or even change career direction and increase your employability and earning capacity.
Successful applicants for research degree candidature, who are Australian citizens or permanent residents or New Zealand citizens DO NOT have to pay any tuition fees. The University’s Student Services and Amenities fee is not charged for research degree students.
Why choose Deakin for research?
Choose Deakin to ensure your qualification is respected and recognised throughout the world. Deakin is a research-driven institution attracting millions of dollars in grants and numerous national and international partnerships and excellent research facilities. It offers a wide range of courses, superior supervisors and offers flexible study options.
You could be eligible for a scholarship during your research studies.
Pathways to research
Entry to a research degree at Deakin is based on the applicant's capacity to undertake significant research in the proposed field, which may be demonstrated in various ways.
Applying for research
You apply for research degrees using our online application form, meeting the entry requirements and submitting a research proposal. Prior consultation with faculty or institute staff is strongly recommended to begin your search for a suitable supervisor.