Master by Research (Offshore) - CD85

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.






2 years full-time, 4 years part-time




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

The Master by Research (Offshore) provides you with the opportunity to study for a research masters degree, 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, and 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. The Research Higher Degree Flyer provides detail on Offshore Research for international students at CQUniversity.

Core Units 2 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None


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.


Every offshore research higher degree candidate is eligible for direct funding support to underpin project activities, conference attendance and travel to CQUniversity Australian campus (as per the course requirements).

Project support is offered as assistance for meeting the direct costs of research, including laboratory, fieldwork and data collection costs, travel for supervision visits, open access publishing fees and other items.

Conference support is offered to active candidates who are presenting their work as a CQUniversity representative at an academic event.

Visitation funds are intended to facilitate a minimum of two visits to Australia (or other agreed location) to satisfy the academic requirements of the offshore degree. This may be timed to include attendance at a RHD Intensive training event.

Between our reputation for learning, teaching and research, our renowned online education offering, and our status as Australia’s largest regional university, rest assured you will get a world-class education when you choose CQUniversity.


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CQUniversity's strong focus on student experience ensures that you are prepared and supported on your student journey. Support services include on-campus orientation to assist your transition into university life, course and career advice, financial support options, study support, ongoing assistance through the Student Mentor program, counselling services, support for students with a disability or medical conditions, Indigenous student support and more.


A pioneer in online study, CQUniversity has more than two decades of experience providing high quality online learning experiences. Benefit from the flexibility to study online in your home country.


Our graduates are some of the most sought-after in Australia, due to our reputation for work-integrated learning and industry-aligned courses, and experience some of the nation's best graduate outcomes in terms of full-time employment and starting salary. CQUni is also regarded as the nation's most inclusive and engaged university, with our award-winning academic and research staff making a real impact on the communities and industries we serve. 


You will have the opportunity to gain crucial life-long learning and transferable generic skills, such as critical thinking and problem-solving. You will be able to apply these skills to a range of employment opportunities and life situations.

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2021Available Online
Term 1 - 2022Available Online
Term 2 - 2021Available Online
Term 2 - 2022Available Online
Term 3 - 2021Available Online
Term 3 - 2022Available Online

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.

Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

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

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.

Please refer to our international course fees page.

Not applicable for this course.

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

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This course has been an unforgettable experience for me and has prepared me for my PhD. I have met new friends from many countries and shared our ideas together. I also met some teachers who guided and supported me during my learning process. They are all dedicated people.

Febria Artika

Graduate Certificate in Research