Master by Research (Offshore)

Duration2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Distance and Online
Next start termTerm 1, 2024
Study modeOnline
Course codeCD85
First-year fee
A$26,352 ifyf
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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.

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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


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

On-Campus Availability

Term 1, 2024Distance
Term 2, 2024Distance
Term 3, 2024Distance
Term 1, 2025Distance
Term 2, 2025Distance
Term 3, 2025Distance

Online Availability

Term 1, 2025Available Online
Term 2, 2025Available Online
Term 3, 2025Available Online

Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.

This course has no residential schools.


Recommended study

As per the Research Higher Degrees (Offshore) Course Rules policy and procedure.

IELTS Academic: 6.5 with no individual band score of less than 6.0

TOEFL Internet-based: Overall score of 79 with no score less than 21

Pearson Test of English Academic: Overall score of 62 with no score less than 54

Entry into the Master by Research (Offshore) will require applicants to meet the admissions criteria outlined in the Research Higher Degrees (Offshore) Course Rules policy and procedure.

You will have to meet this course's inherent requirements by demonstrating essential skills and attributes.

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
International Indicative First Term FeeA$13,176
International Indicative First Year FeeA$26,352

Please refer to our international course fees page.

Pursuing your research higher degree at CQUniversity is more affordable than you think. You can benefit from a range of stipends and scholarships, as well as access to training and other study resources. Visit our research for international students for more information.

Scholarships are not applicable for this course.

How to apply

Our easy to use online application system for international students will guide you through the process of applying for a course at CQUniversity Australia.