Research Higher Degrees
At CQUniversity, we see you making a real difference and changing lives with our Research Higher Degrees. Whether you come from an academic, government or industry/practitioner background, build on your experience and turn your passion into a research project and gain the knowledge to really advance your career and industry. Explore our current projects and courses below, and with applications open year-round, there is no better time to join the expertly practical.
Take advantage and enjoy significant fee savings on the Graduate Certificate in Research with Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs), available to eligible students.
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Doctor of Philosophy
A course of supervised research and study leading to the submission of a thesis which makes a significant original contribution to knowledge.
Doctor of Philosophy (Industry)
Suited to those with industry or academic experience who wish to add research analysis and critical thinking skills to leadership and/or management roles.
Doctor of Philosophy by Portfolio
Complete a PhD thesis that incorporates your pre-existing peer-reviewed research and gain recognition for your contribution to research in your discipline.
Study a PhD, recognised within the Australian Qualification Framework, whilst remaining in your home country for a substantive part of the degree.
Doctor of Education
Build new skills and knowledge with this professionally based research degree suited to those already teaching in the education and training sector.
Master of Research
The Masters by Research course is based on project-specific research and carried out under supervision across any of the University's Schools.
Master by Research (Offshore)
Study a research masters, recognised within the Australian Qualification Framework, whilst remaining in your home country for a substantive part of the degree.
Research at CQuniversity
Find a project available for prospective Research Higher Degree candidates and contact a supervisor for more information.
Explore CQUniversity's scholarship opportunities for future Research Higher Degree students.
Fees and Resources
Find out more about the fees and support involved around our Research Higher Degrees.
Applying for RHD
Applications for Admission to a Research Higher Degree at CQUniversity may be submitted at any time throughout the year.
Graduate Certificate in Research
Looking for a pathway into research or to enhance your research skills? Whether your background is in government, community, professional, or industry settings, our Graduate Certificate in Research will equip you with advanced research skills tailored to suit your current employment context and/or areas of research interest.
You can enjoy significant fee savings with Commonwealth Supported Places available for eligible students. The indicative CSP fee for 2023 is $2,062.
Connect with CQUniversity
At CQUniversity we know the value of our connections locally and around the world. Our partnerships help us create opportunities, deliver solutions and change lives. From time to time, we share our Connections Count update where we share our highlights, including research impact stories like the ones below. Sign up to become one of our valued connections.
READY TO APPLY?
The first step in the application process is to submit a Preliminary Proposal to our research team. This will be reviewed for suitability of topic and availability of supervision, following which you may be invited to submit a full application for admission.