Master by Research (Offshore)

Duration2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Online and Distance
Next start termTerm 2, 2024
Study modeOnline
Course codeCD85
First-year fee
$25,344 (Indicative) (FFP)
Students working on a research project together


The Master by Research (Offshore) provides you with the opportunity to study for a research masters, recognised within the Australian Qualification Framework, whilst remaining in your home country for a substantive part of the degree.

This course is comprised of an independent research study and thesis, overseen by academic supervisors. This degree is limited to high-quality applicants wishing to pursue research in particular discipline areas. For fully offshore candidates, periods of short-term visitation in Australia will be required during this degree, and travel support is available to facilitate such visits. For candidates undertaking this course under a co-tutelle model, an extended period of study within Australia will be required, typically lasting at least six months or more.

The Research Higher Degrees Course Guide provides detailed information about eligibility, benefits provided by CQUniversity, and the application, selection and offer process.

Career Opportunities

The Master by Research (Offshore) provides graduates with an internationally recognised degree through the Australian Qualifications Framework. Graduates will be able to secure professional roles in academia, research centres, institutes and institutions, or in broader business and industry.

Structure & Availability

On-Campus Availability

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Online Availability

First Half of Year, 2023Available Online
Second Half of Year, 2023Available Online




For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.






If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

This course has no residential schools.


To be eligible

For your application to be considered, you must meet the following entry requirements. 

Fees & Scholarships

Fees and Financial Support

At CQU, we offer a vibrant research community, generous project funding, training and financial support, so that you can thrive as a researcher. This makes pursuing your research higher degree at CQU more affordable than you think. You may be eligible for stipends and scholarships to reduce your study costs, plus you can access project and conference financial support. For more information, visit our research higher degree fee page.

How to apply

How to apply

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