Master by Research (Offshore)

Duration2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Distance and Online
Next start termTerm 2, 2024
Study modeOnline
Course codeCD85
First-year fee
A$26,352 (Indicative)
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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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    I find CQU's research activities to be world-class with highly equipped laboratories and renowned faculty members. It's a lifetime experience to study and learn from this renowned University.

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    Master of Research I Nepal

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, 2023Distance
Term 2, 2023Distance
Term 3, 2023Distance
Term 1, 2024Distance
Term 2, 2024Distance
Term 3, 2024Distance
Term 1, 2025Distance
Term 2, 2025Distance
Term 3, 2025Distance

Online Availability

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


To be eligible

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

During your study

While not needed to apply, you'll need to meet the following requirements throughout your studies. 

Fees & Scholarships

Course fees

Indicative First Year Fee

This is an approximate cost of enrolling in this course, shown in Australian dollars (A$), for one academic year and is based on a full-time study load (8 units over 2 terms). 

Your actual fees may vary, depending on the units that you select to study and your study load. Fees are reviewed each year and are subject to change.

International Course Fees

Scholarships are not available 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.