Research degrees

Our higher research degrees are awarded following the completion of a major thesis, involving independent original research, under the supervision of a senior academic.

Postgraduate research qualifications are offered to students who have previously completed a master degree or a bachelor degree with first or upper second-class honours. The high quality research component of our higher research degrees solely focus on real-world problems, hence helping to provide solutions that will benefit communities, businesses and industries.

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) offered at Curtin University aims to expand knowledge beyond the undergraduate honours or postgraduate level, culminating in a research thesis.

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with honours, or a postgraduate diploma.

Course duration

One to two years full-time study, or part-time equivalent.

Fees

Under the Research Training Scheme, Australian and New Zealand citizens as well as Australian permanent residents undertaking master degrees by research are exempt from paying tuition fees.

Applicants from overseas will need to visit the International Students page for further information regarding course fees.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and other doctoral research degrees

Doctoral research degree candidates uncover new knowledge, either by the discovery of new facts, the formulation of theories or the innovative reinterpretation of known and established ideas.

Entry requirements

A master degree, or a bachelor degree with first or upper second-class honours.

Course duration

Two to four years full-time study.

Fees

Under the Research Training Scheme (RTS), Australian and New Zealand citizens as well as Australian permanent residents undertaking doctoral degrees by research are exempt from paying tuition fees for the duration of their research program.

Applicants from overseas will need to visit the Curtin International page for further information regarding course fees.

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