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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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.

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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.


Research at CQUniversity Transcript





CQUniversity is proud of its research outputs, impact, community and exceptional candidate support

World-class Research
22 areas ranked “at”, “above”, or “well above” world standards.

Focus on Impact
We focus on research that directly impacts the industries and communities we serve.

A World of Support
CQUni offers a range of academic and financial support programs to help RHD candidates succeed.