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Higher degree by research

A higher degree by research (HDR) from Curtin will enable you to pursue a specialist area in your field, build knowledge in your profession and contribute to important research.

Research degrees

Our research degrees are focused on real-world problems, providing solutions that will benefit communities, businesses and industries.

How to apply

Applications for admission to a HDR degree may be submitted at any time of the year. Find out how to apply now.

What to expect

Discover the experience of a higher degree by research and how it differs from undergraduate study.

Research scholarships available

There are numerous scholarships available to help you pursue your research degree.

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Curtin-devised plastic films to benefit food industry and environment

Curtin researchers have developed eco-friendly films that when used in food packaging can prolong the shelf life of fruits such as avocados and peaches, offering huge potential benefits to fresh produce growers and retailers as well as the environment.

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Curtin ranked among Australia’s top eight universities in Nature Index

Curtin University has achieved an international academic ranking of 321 among the world’s top academic institutions in the highly competitive 2019 Nature Index, placing the University in Australia’s top eight universities.

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