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.
Here we explain what a research degree is and what types of research degrees are available.
Deakin has state-of-the-art facilities and expert supervisors. Choose Deakin to ensure your qualification is respected and recognised throughout the world.
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.
Deakin offers flexible study options for those who are unable to study on-campus and/or full-time.
Before applying for candidature you need to find and contact a supervisor to discuss research opportunities in your field.
Before you apply for a research degree you are required to develop a research proposal.
You could be eligible for a scholarship, prize or award during your research studies.
From induction to examination, find out what to expect during your time as a research degree student at Deakin.
There are a number of steps which need to be followed before applying for a research degree including preparing a CV.
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.