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Higher Degrees by Research

With a postgraduate qualification from Curtin, you’ll develop the skills you need to get into your dream job. Experience WA’s largest range of industry-aligned postgraduate degrees today and discover why Curtin graduates are so highly desired by employers.

A Graduate Research Degree involves sustained independent enquiry, carried out under the direction of academic supervisors. Qualifications include PhD, Professional Doctorate, Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Masters by Research.

Curtin is recognised internationally as a leader in graduate research studies and for the breadth and quality of its research higher degree programs. As one of our students, you will have access to an unparalleled array of opportunities to work with leading researchers in first rate facilities, and to develop skills for your future career.

A higher degree by research differs from other postgraduate degrees in that at least two-thirds of the study program must involve research. Although some coursework units may be required, the main part of your work will be in the form of a thesis written under the guidance of a supervisor and associate supervisor(s).


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