Start your research career with us

Become a leader in your field, advance your career and make a positive impact when you study a research degree or PhD at Deakin. You’ll receive guidance from some of the world’s leading researchers and benefit from access to inspiring, world-leading research facilities. Explore our research degrees and discover your potential.

Masters by research

  • 1–2 years full-time
  • A pathway to a PhD
  • Make an original contribution to knowledge
  • Written thesis

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

  • 3 years full-time
  • Make an original, significant contribution to knowledge in your chosen discipline
  • Supervised research project
  • Written thesis

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Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition and Public Health) Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Master of Science (Information Technology) - IISRI Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Master of Social Work (Research) Waterfront (Geelong), Online More Info
Master of Arts Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Online More Info
Doctor of Philosophy (Exercise Science and Sport) Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Doctor of Philosophy (Public Health and Health Services) Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Master of Science (Information Technology) - IISRI Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering) - IFM Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Doctor of Philosophy (Nursing) Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Warrnambool, Online More Info
Master of Surgical Research Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Master of Applied Science (Health and Disease) Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering) - IFM Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Master of Architecture (Research) Waterfront (Geelong), Online More Info
Master of Science (Biology and Chemical Sciences) - IFM Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology) - A2I2 Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Master of Science (Information Technology) Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Master of Surgical Research Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Doctor of Philosophy (Biology and Chemistry) - IFM Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering) - IISRI Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental Science) Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Online More Info
Master of Nursing Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Warrnambool, Online More Info
Master of Science (Information Technology) - A2I2 Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Doctor of Philosophy (Business and Law) Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Warrnambool, Online More Info
Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering) Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology) - A2I2 Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Master of Science (Environmental Science) Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Online More Info
Master of Science (Biology and Chemical Sciences) Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Doctor of Philosophy (Health) Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Online More Info
Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology) Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology) Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Warrnambool, Online More Info
Master of Engineering Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Master of Engineering - IFM Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Master of Nursing Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Warrnambool, Online More Info
Master of Philosophy Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Master of Science (Information Technology) Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Doctor of Philosophy (Public Health and Health Services) Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Master of Engineering - IFM Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Master of Philosophy Waurn Ponds (Geelong) More Info
Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture and Built Environment) Waterfront (Geelong), Online More Info
Doctor of Philosophy (Arts) Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Online More Info
Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology) Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Warrnambool, Online More Info
Master of Engineering Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Master of Science (Environmental Science) Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Online More Info
Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering) - IISRI Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Master of Arts Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Online More Info
Master of Applied Science (Health) Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Doctor of Philosophy (Health and Disease) Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Online More Info
Master of Applied Science (Health and Disease) Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Master of Science (Information Technology) - A2I2 Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Doctor of Philosophy (Health and Disease) Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Online More Info
Master of Engineering - IISRI Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Doctor of Philosophy (Biology and Chemistry) - IFM Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Doctor of Philosophy (Nursing) Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Warrnambool, Online More Info
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Master of Applied Science (Health) Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Master of Education (Research) Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Online More Info
Master of Social Work (Research) Waterfront (Geelong), Online More Info
Doctor of Philosophy (Exercise Science and Sport) Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition and Public Health) Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Master of Research (Business) Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Doctor of Philosophy (Arts) Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Online More Info
Doctor of Philosophy (Education) Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Online More Info
Master of Construction Management (Research) Waterfront (Geelong), Online More Info
Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental Science) Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Online More Info
Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology) Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Master of Construction Management (Research) Waterfront (Geelong), Online More Info
Master of Science (Biology and Chemical Sciences) Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Master of Science (Biology and Chemical Sciences) - IFM Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Doctor of Philosophy (Biology and Chemistry) Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology) - IISRI Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture and Built Environment) Waterfront (Geelong), Online More Info
Doctor of Philosophy (Biology and Chemistry) Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Doctor of Philosophy (Business and Law) Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Warrnambool, Online More Info
Master of Architecture (Research) Waterfront (Geelong), Online More Info
Master of Engineering - IISRI Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Master of Research (Business) Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology) - IISRI Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Master of Education (Research) Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Online More Info
Doctor of Philosophy (Education) Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Online More Info
Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering) Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online More Info
Doctor of Philosophy (Health) Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, Online More Info
Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) Burwood (Melbourne) More Info
Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) Burwood (Melbourne) More Info

How to apply

Ready to join 6500+ research students and graduates who are changing the world with a Deakin research degree or PhD? We’re here to support you through the application process.

 

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Go global with our Cotutelle PhD

Go global with our Cotutelle PhD

Deakin’s Cotutelle PhD program allows you to undertake a PhD across two universities in two different countries. We have a wide range of partnership opportunities for eligible students in the UK, Europe, Asia and beyond – meaning our research degree students can make global impact across many fields.

Specialist programs

Specialist programs

In addition to our two main types of research degrees, we have two specialist research programs available. The Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) is a clinical psychology focused on professional practice. The Masters of Philosophy (Medicine) is an intensive two-year research degree in health and bio-medical science.

Fees, funding and scholarships

Did you know that if you’re an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or permanent visa holder you won’t need to pay tuition fees for your research degree? We also have above university average $33,500 per annum stipend and travel allowances that help you achieve your research aspirations. Or you might even be eligible for a tax-free scholarship created to support you during your candidature.

Find out about fees, funding and scholarships

#1 Victorian university for student support

Our research community provides a huge range of support for research staff and students. We're here to help you find funding, apply for and manage research grants, and apply for research prizes and awards.

I found a place and people that have since inspired and supported me in every way. Studying at Deakin is probably the best decision I’ve ever made.

Dr Christina Zorbas

PhD in public health nutrition

Find a world-leading research supervisor

Achieve your research aspirations and find an ideal, dedicated research supervisor in your field. We have more than 2000 research experts, many of them ranked among the top 1% globally. No matter what your passion is, we’re committed to broadening your research career opportunities.

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Our research community

Our research capabilities and expertise span across our faculties and schools, research institutes and centres, and thriving network of collaborations and partnerships. Discover our latest research projects and initiatives and the experts at the helm of the next great discovery.

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Where a research degree can take you

Uncovering an environmentally solution for carbon fibre waste

Dr Stojcevski’s PhD in materials science uncovered an environmentally friendly solution to carbon fibre waste using surfboards.

Making a difference with biomedical engineering

Driven by a passion for biomedical engineering, Dr Kashyap reveals how her PhD helped make difference in people’s lives through wearable technology.

Driving positive impact for women’s football

PhD candidate Olivia shares how the skills she’s learning in sports science will help make an impact as women’s football grows.

Exploring humanity through cinema

With the support of a full scholarship, Oscar’s PhD explores how cinema is able to shine a light on the fundamental essences of the human condition.

Contact us

Join over 6500 research degree candidates from around the world who have enrolled at Deakin. Contact us with any questions about research at Deakin.

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